Runaway Angel
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Runaway Angel

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Country Pop




""Could Toronto be Canada's next Country hotbed?""

*Portion of article* Runaway Angel top 6 artists to watch!
"Runaway Angel: The trio’s roots trace back to 2009, when Stacey Zegers and Cadence Grace met as finalists on CMT’s Karaoke Star. Ann Chaplin joined the group in 2011. They dropped their first single, the chiming “Our Story,” in 2011 and their haloed harmonies have already turned heads. “They do sing like angels,” Robins said.' - Toronto Star

"CMAO Artist of the Month"

It all started with a text message that lit ablaze the idea of Runaway Angel many months before it took true form. Stacey Zegers texted her longtime friend Cadence Grace to ask how she felt about starting a country music 'group.' Cadence and Stacey had both been long time solo artists who met while competing on a CMT Canada reality show. Cadence admits she was largely dismissive of the idea at the
It would be nearly a year before the stars would align in a way that allowed them to re-approach the idea of a long-term collaboration. By this time Cadence had spawned a close friendship with Toronto based musician Ann Chaplin, who she felt would be the perfect fit to round off a small group.
In the early summer of 2013 the three hung out together for the first time surrounded by the idyllic peace of an old farm house. They swapped ideas, lyrics and possible band names over several days and came up with a few gems. Their first itunes release 'Our Story' was spawned during this initial meeting. Landing on
itunes this month, it's a slick but sweet tune that showcases the originality in each members voice, as well as the solid blend they've found together on paper and behind the mic.
They're candid when they talk about their shared fears and uncertainties at approaching the idea of a group. With so many years of solo experience between them, the girls admit they questioned how it would work. Dealing with harmonies, staging, songwriting, and the dynamics of three different personalities posed many challenges along the way, but all girls agree that maintaining integrity and a strong friendship away from stage helps them navigate through rough waters.
The girls also mention that their fear was easier to overcome when they found they were blessed by each individual member's unique but perfect fit. “I often find that this particular combination of individual skills and personality traits has been equally as
beneficial to us as the grouping of our musical talents. We each have such different, but useful strengths and assets that it is relieving and exciting. We can achieve so much more together!” says Ann.
Hailing from Deep River, ON, Ann is the admitted 'good girl' of the group, but her down to earth good heart and personality is only one part of her charm. Stacey and Cadence agree her great guitar skills, pitch perfect harmonies, and social media prowess make Ann a key part of daily group operations.
With a history in songwriting and publishing Cadence has had multiple film and television credits on shows like MTV's 'The Hills' and 'Degrassi'. She is equipped with an educational background in Music Business, and a back pocket full of experience in songwriting, label operations, and graphic design. Stacey rounds off the group with an extremely full card of performance and booking experience, as well as her sharp songwriting skills. She has toured all over the world playing her original songs. Her positivity is constant fuel for the group- she spends time doing anti-bullying talks, and starts the girl's weekly practice days off by leading a group yoga session.
The girls are excited to share their first few songs with the world. Stacey points out that songwriting is a key part of their focus in the group.
“We really want to focus on the song, and just write the best songs we can,” says Stacey. “We want to stop worrying about what other people are doing, or trying to sound more like a certain person or sound and just write what we feel, and write what is great. Our next song 'Bad Girl' which was a co-write between Cadence, Sean Andrews and Alan Frew is quite different from 'Our Story' but both are fantastic, and reveal true sides of us as people and artists.”
The girls were headed to Nashville at the end of January for ten days of writing. In addition to songwriting, their bursts of giggles in between most questions assure the trip will be full of laughs. They are building up material for a full length release and have two more trips planned later in the year, along with an EP release in the spring. There's sure to be more to come from these talented ladies! - CMAO Ontario


Still working on that hot first release.



Runaway Angel is back and bolder than ever. For nearly a decade, CCMA Discovery Artist Nominees Stacey Zegers, Ann Chaplin and Cadence Grace have been delivering hook-filled harmonies and high energy shows that have built them a loyal fan following.

After taking a break from performing in 2019 to support lead singer Grace while she battled leukemia, the girls are now reuniting to continue their musical journey with a new-found sense of meaning and connection. 

“We have a completely new perspective on life and what is truly important,” says Grace. “Facing those hard times together and supporting each other through all the ups, downs and changes has made us better friends and bandmates.”

7-Time CMA Ontario Award nominees, Runaway Angel has toured both Canada and Europe, playing major stages like Boots and Hearts, Lucknow's Music In The Fields, Trackside and The Havelock Jamboree, opening for chart topping acts like Dierks Bentley, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel, Terri Clark, Emerson Drive and more.

Their Albums ‘No End In Sight’ and ‘Zero’ debuted at #5 and #3 on the iTunes Canadian Country Charts and spawned 6 singles including ‘Witness’ which surpassed 150,000 Streams on Spotify and hit top 50 at radio. 

Collectively their music has been featured on the likes of CMT, Disney, NBC, MTV, Nickelodeon and Lifetime in shows like Degrassi, Dawson’s Creek and The Hills. Most recently their song ‘Around the Bend’ was featured in the movie ‘Country Roads Christmas,’ and ‘If You Only Knew’ was featured in an episode of ‘Ride’. 

With a freshly inked management deal with Rêve Music, Runaway Angel is excited for what the future has in store.

“So much changed for all of us in the last three years we weren’t sure if reuniting would ever be possible. We each held on to the hope that one day we could keep doing what we love and chase this dream again, together,” says Zegers. “We are thrilled that day is finally here and grateful to Rêve Music for giving us this second chapter.”

Their new single ‘Beach Please’ is a sassy, slamming, summertime bop with an undeniable energy that will make you want to roll the windows down.

Written with Kate Malone and Produced by Adam Newcomb, ‘Beach Please’ is about making the everyday grind feel like a Friday. Filled with sun drenched guitars, banging bass and a pop of Horns it’s going to be the song you crank up all summer long.

“We’ve always wanted to write a beach song so we went into our writing session with Kate and she had this great little tropical feeling melodic idea that fit with the lyrical concept we had of ‘Beach Please,’ which ends up having a bit of a double entendre lyrically. It’s just so much fun to sing and we love that our friends got to help us with the gang vocals.” says Chaplin.

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