|MEET THE RUNAWAY
Meet The Runaway Hamsters, a country/pop
family group made up of 12 year old
Isabella and 11 year old triplets Abby,
Gabby, and Riley. We spoke to kids and
they were so excited to share all the fun
things they have been up to.
Believe it or not these guys have already
been singing for 5 years. "When we were
little we used to play piano together and
then we learned other instruments" they
shared. Isabella plays drums (which she
thinks is awesome), Abby is on keys, Gabby
the bass guitar and harmonica, and Riley
plays electric guitar.
The Runaway Hamsters career started
when they found out that one of their
classmates had a brain tumor.
Wanting to help they decided to record a
song to raise money for the children's
hospital called "Runaway Hamsters". The
name came from seeing their 4 pet hamsters
run all over the house. The kids love
giving back and helping others. The band's
motto is "We help friends" and boy do they
Last year they raised $114,000 for the
Children's Miracle Network. Isabella,
Abby, Gabby, and Riley are Jr.
Ambassadors. They like to visit with sick
kids in the hospital when they have time,
saying it's very cool. The band
also recently performed in LA for
Dream Night. "We got to play at the Los
Angeles Zoo and when we sang Pizza Pirate
guess what Captain Jack came by." In
February they will be performing at Dance
Marathon for the Children's Miracle
You can check out the new single "A Little
Country". Isabella, Abby, Gabby, and
Riley filmed the music video in Nashville
at Three Ring Farm. The kids had a blast,
saying the best part was seeing the
animals and visiting with the director.
"The horses were very sweet. I've never
seen sweeter horses."
While in Nashville they played on WSM
Radio, and loved hearing their song on the
airwaves. The group also performed at the
infamous Bluebird Cafe, and went to the
CMA Festival. Mom says Nashville is a very
family oriented welcoming community, and
they have been offered a lot of
opportunities. They plan on returning for
CMA Festival in June.
Right before Christmas the Runaway
Hamsters were in Las Vegas for Cowboy
Christmas, where they got to meet Dolly
Parton. "She was so surprised that she saw
a band called Runaway Hamsters."
What are their plans for the future? They
are excited to hang out with Lo-Cash and
write songs. When asked about their
dreams, I'm told "sing at the Grand Ole
The kids love to write songs, and tell me
it isn't that hard. "If you feel happy
write a happy song, if you feel sad write
a sad song with a happy ending." The four
get their inspiration from their parents,
who they proudly tell us sing as well.
For more on The Runaway Hamsters you can
visit Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and
Twitter. Check out their music on Itunes,
Amazon, Spotify, and CD Baby.