Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast Runabay are John McManus (vocals/guitar), Gary Graham (guitar/vocals), Gerard McHugh (vocals/percussion/keyboard), Michael McKinney (bass/double bass), Declan McCartan (cello) and Rory McAuley (drums/percussion).
Runabay are at the forefront of fresh, new music in Northern Ireland. The sound which has undeniably been shaped by the beautiful coastline which surrounds the Glens of Antrim, is felt through the swooping melodies and poignant lyrics. The band produce a mature sound that leaves the listener hanging on the intricate guitar riffs, mellow three part harmonies and haunting cello.
Notable highlights are national airplay on BBC 6Music with both Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq's shows playing singles, airtime on RTE 2FM with Dan Hegarty, Today Fm with Louise Duffy, Amazing Radio with Charlie Ashcroft, Katheryn Tickell and Jim Gellatly. Massive local support from several shows on Radio Ulster (too many to thank there). Not forgetting KCLR Roddie Cleerie and Martin Bridgeman.