About Us

Vancouver’s The Runaway Four were conceived as a mixtape love-letter to classic video game themes, old and new. The four piece synth-rock outfit take an eclectic, all-inclusive approach to crafting tight and clever medleys that will appeal to gamers of all ages and tastes. Each arrangement develops a theme or narrative exploring the history and tropes of well-loved video games, with an immersive live performance incorporating intricate costumes and dazzling synchronized visuals to further engage the audience.

Since 2013 The Runaway Four have been blowing away venues full of satisfied geeks of all stripes at various cons and fests all over Western Canada and the United States, from Prince George to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, making notable appearances at such events as Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo, Anime Revolution, MAGFest and MAGWest. They’ve shared the stage with such acts as Video Games Live, Powerglove and Kirby’s Dream Band. With two independently produced releases, Chaos Theatre and Live from the Overworld, The Runaway Four have established themselves as a unique and diverse presence on the international video game music scene.

Support our next release!

We’re working on our next 3 albums! We’ve been using Patreon on a “per creation” model to support the recording, sound production and licensing of our upcoming releases. Current project: The Fast

The Fast is an upbeat, 5-track studio EP which focuses on everything that goes fast from karts to bikes to hedgehogs, and is the first in a trilogy of themed albums. Hit the gas and head over to our Patreon to receive production updates along with perks scaling from being in the album credits to early pre-release mixes and digital copies of our music!