Support Local Talent

Hey everyone,

I just got this email from a local jazz group who do arrangements of game music.  I saw them recently at video games live and they were really good.  They’re playing on Monday (Feb. 25th) at 9:30 at the Concord Cafe.


My name is Brendan McElroy and I am a music student here at U of T’s Faculty of Music.  I am currently the band leader for a jazz quartet that does jazz arrangements of video game music.  I am a huge fan of the game industry, especially game music, and I am planning on finishing school with a degree in jazz performance and a minor in composition, then attempt to break into the world of game music composition when I am out of school.  I came across your site while promoting our upcoming show.  We are playing at the Concord Cafe on this upcoming monday.  I thought some of you might be interested.  Tell people about us!

Come see a unique performance to hit one of Toronto’s active venues, the Concord Cafe. The Runaway Five will be performing video game music arranged by Brendan McElroy, Brendan Swanson, Alex Goodman and Matt MacLean in the jazz idiom! This night will include performances from many games including: Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music!

The Runaway Five:

Trumpet – Matt MacLean
Piano/Guitar – Alex Goodman
Bass – Brendan McElroy
Drums – Jon McCaslin

Time: 9:30
Cover: $5.00

Take Care,

Bass/Arranging/Band Leader
The Runaway Five

If you have the chance,  come out and see their show, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

– Mark