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21st Century Fugitives / Bio

New Rock in Classic Style with Rockabilly Guitar Riffs! Turn up the Volume!

"I listened to them online, not expecting much, and I actually said, 'WHOA, these kids are awesome!' "
- Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

★DROPKICK MURPHYS Opening Act - House of Blues Boston 2014 & 2015

★YOUNG PERFORMER of the YEAR - Limelight Music Awards

★New England Music Awards "RADAR AWARD" Winner 2015

★BEST LIVE ACT in New England - Top 2 - Limelight Music Awards

★New England Music Awards Selection for "LAST BAND STANDING"


"I listened to them online, not expecting much, and I actually said, 'WHOA, these kids are awesome!' "
- Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys

"I love this band...I love this song too, and I wrote it." - Peter Dayton of LaPeste, Re: "SPYMASTER" Cover

"Watch these teenage rockstars dominate the stage." - Enthuzed Magazine

"21st Century Fugitives kicked some ass on stage!!!" - Rock On Concerts! @Hard Rock Boston

★ Marshfield Fair Battle of the Band FINALIST

★First Place of 17 NE Acts at Showcase @House of Blues

★EP "Regret Nothing" on iTunes

★Two Singles in UK's TBFM Radio in TOP 25 of the YEAR

★BIO: The "21st CENTURY FUGITIVES" is a young American rock band formed in Boston MA in 2011. Their style blends the hard driving energy of punk rock with incredibly catchy melodies and killer blues/rockabilly guitar riffs. HUGE crowd pleasers with their Musicianship, Vocals and AMAZING Guitar Solos! They crush it LIVE and get a crowd really going! Fans of All Ages love their sound. UNIQUE act, as they are teens with the talent of seasoned musicians!

Opening for Dropkick Murphys two years in a row, the audience always wants more! Singles from their EP, "Regret Nothing" is getting airplay and winning awards in US and UK.

★RADIO: Their music can currently be heard on WZLX 100.7 Boston Emissions, 365 Radio Network stations nationwide, and on UK's #1 Online Radio, TBFM, where TWO of their singles were in top 25 of the year!

★VIDEOS: Here are some videos from their recent House of Blues show (Turn UP the Volume!):

Breed (Cover-Nirvana) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqmJjrtxqbE

Down (Origiinal Song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLqNrWCqGE

Spymaster (Cover-LaPeste) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mSb7GaGycY

Let Me Go (Original Song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBqIYssw1iQ

Hurricane (Original Song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B59QW_E01XY

Whiskey in the Jar (St.Paddys Cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiorj1Tdn5Y


"They have the talent and skill that some signed 'national bands' lack." - William Telltale Blog

"The once in a blue moon rarity that blows you away." - Fresh Musikk

"Will someone please sign this band?!"- MJ Wilson Blog

"Record companies, take notice. Bands this young, and this good don't come around very often." - William Telltale Blog

"Don't underestimate them." - Fresh MusiKK

"It's like the Beatles on Steroids." - Junior's Cave

"To say that they know how to rock is an understatement." - Junior's Cave

"The music is that of seasoned musicians. I can't stop saying this, but I'm blown away." - William Telltale Blog

"They are the Rock Stars of the future" - Rock for a Cure

"Great Frontman" - In the Groove

"Your guitarist must have been conceived at The Rat"- In The Groove

"These little dudes are AMAZING!!" - WATD Radio

"They Blew Us Away" - WATD Radio

"Dare I say Aerosmith?" - Fresh Musikk

"Be jealous that you werent this cool when you were 13" - Enthuzed

"Lucky for you we got their parents to sign some permission slips so they could be Rocksposed!" - Rocksposure

"I wouldn't be surprised if some talk show host called them to their stage." - Enthuzed

General Info

Band Members
John Lucas - Vocals, Jimmy Bez - Guitar, Jaden Mendola - Bass, Gavin Burke - Drums
Artist Name
21st Century Fugitives
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Alternative

Contact Info

Boston, MA
Contact Artie Lucas: 21stcenturyfugitives@gmail.com