Andrew Dinger and Kyle Purtell formed Cabaret Runaway in the fall of 2011, seeking to create music that they personally enjoyed playing while blending elements of post-hardcore and dark indie rock to produce a distinctive sound. Without ever stepping foot onstage, Cabaret Runaway headed to the studio to record their debut EP, The World of Ever Slumber, with Mike Kalajian (The Audition, Ace Enders, Moving Mountains). The World of Ever Slumber was met with critical praise, and Cabaret Runaway spent most of 2012 as the #1 Pittsburgh band on Reverbnation. From 2012-2013, Cabaret Runaway worked on writing material for their sophomore EP, Humanity’s Insanities, while steadily growing a dedicated following. With help from their backers, Cabaret Runaway successfully crowdfunded the recording of Humanity’s Insanities and released it in 2014 to even greater critical acclaim, attracting label attention. In the summer of 2015, Cabaret Runaway signed with Revival Recordings. The band’s debut full length, Atrocities, was released in fall 2015 and promoted with an American tour in support of Alesana, Iwrestledabearonce, Artifex Pereo, and The Funeral Portrait.
- Andrew Dinger // Vocals, Guitar
- Kyle Purtell // Guitar
- Shane Lentz // Bass
- Christian Thurner // Drums