NEWS

Friday 14th December - After the sad departure of our long standing drummer Phil Coles we have been busy over the last month trying to find a suitable replacement.  So we are pleased to announce the arrival of another 'Phil' that is Phil Gowen who lives near Reading and comes on board with a huge amount of experience and knowledge within the industry.  Phils first gig will be at Durrington on Saturday 2nd February when he officially takes over from Phil Coles.  
Friday 30th June - A big welcome to our new bass player Mark Hancock.
Mark joins the band with bags of experience in the business and also real passion,  commitment and drive to get up to speed with our set list in such a short space of time.
Great to have you on board Mark and really looking forward to working with you.
 
 
Thursday 13th April....Chris ....It is with great pleasure to share a massive opportunity for Chris our lead vocalist with Runaway Train who is about to release his first solo album. Here is just a taste of what is to come. Enjoy and please feel free to share with your friends and family. Good luck with everything Chris and well deserved.
 
28th August (Bank Holiday Monday) - Fantastic news that we have been asked back to take part in the Fox & Hounds Beer Festival at Uffington on August 28th  Bank Holiday Monday. Last year we had fantastic weather and a great crowd so really looking forward to seeing everyone again.....
Friday 4th August - The Greyhound in Stockbridge - This is a great event called Trout and About which is the Stockbridge Annual Food & Craft Festival and we are pleased to have been asked to play on the Friday evening.... Can't wait!! For more details on the event please visit: http://tnastockbridge.co.uk/
 
Friday 9th June .....Butters Café - Andover
We are so looking forward to playing at Butters Café Andover on Friday 9th June . This is a great venue and our first time there so your support for both the venue and the band would be appreciated. You will need to book a table early to guarantee  your spot!!!
16th December......Merchandise SOLD OUT ....
Thank you to everyone who has purchased mugs and 'T' Shirts much appreciated. We have reordered additional stock but due to the work load of our supplier over Christmas further stock will not be available until mid January....Thanks Again
 
19th November......Merchandise Ready
Please view our merchandising page for 'T' Shirts, Mugs & Hoodies
 
 
29th October....... 'T' Shirts on the way !!
We are going to have some 'T' Shirts printed over the next few weeks by our good friends at Cold Coffee design and printing.
The purpose of the 'T's is simply to help us fund the band website and marketing material. The more we can get the name out there the better so if you would like to help us please let me have your details.
There will be a merchandise page on the website as soon as the designs are finished. We will have two designs Mens & Ladies.  
31/08/16.......September News Letter Publication
We have decided to publish a monthly news letter to keep you up to date with gigs, venues and other interesting stuff involving the band or simply ....You just might find it interesting. We hope you enjoy it!
29/08/16.......Fox & Hounds Beer Festival
What a great crowd and day out at this really gorgeous village pub. The event is on every year over the August Bank Holiday so if you enjoy real Ale put it in your diary for next year. The festival has a variety bands on all over the weekend from Skiffle to Rock. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back next year. http://www.uffingtonpub.co.uk/events.htm
06/08/16...... Lead guitarist Chris 'Marshy' Marsh joins Runaway Train. Chris joins the band with loads of experience in local bands, most recently 'Reload' which unfortunatly finished after a number of years performing covers on the rock circuit througout Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorset.
Chris & Gary have played together before in Basingstoke based band 'Section A' who performed at a number of live music venues in London and throughout the uk releasing a single in 1984....Gaz
Due to the recent departure of our bass player Martin, Runaway Train welcome our new bass player John Sykes to the band. John comes with loads of experience under his belt playing in various blues/rock covers bands from an early age in pubs, clubs, weddings and party functions......Great to have you on board.    Gaz
 
 
28/04/2016.....Looking for new bass player .....Again!! Let the auditions begin. Gaz
27/02/2016.... Three studio demo tracks added to Music and Video tab. Recorded for potential clients to have a quick listen to some of our set material. We hope to have some more recorded on over the next few weeks so if you would like a copy to help promote any bookings please give me a call....Gaz   
 
30/11/15.....New PA Purchased. Thanks to everyone at Absolute Music for help and advice.
 
 
23/09/2015....At Last!!! it is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of a great bass player to Runaway Train in the name of .....Martin Francis.
Martin comes with a wealth of experiance and we can't wait to get gigging again ....A few more rehearsals and we will be up and running.
 
04/09/2015....Our lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Chris is also a busy soloist. As well as playing in Runaway Train  Chris does his own fantastic swing set doing the hotels, cafes, restaurants and bars around Hampshire and Berkshire. We have now added this to the wedding and corporate package as an extra to give you the very best music mix available for your event.
Please drop us a line or telephone if you would like further information. 
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