They're young, they're energetic, they're enthusiastic. They're idealistic and charismatic and have a flair for the dramatic. On stage, they are The Runaway Hamsters, a youthful rock 'n' roll 'n' country pop band, which is nothing if not captivating. They are siblings - Isabella, 13, and 11-year-old triplets, Abby, Gabby & Riley"
– Katherine Jones @ The Idaho statesman.
From the kids: "We truly got our start as TRH by helping a friend who had cancer. We recorded a simple song, had CDs made which we sold to raise money that was donated to the hospital caring for our friend. Our story got picked up nationally and we began to get calls from all over the country. We were interviewed on radio stations & media from coast to coast and eventually producers approached us to make an album. We chose to work with Kent Wells Productions in Nashville (Dolly Parton's producer). Kent connected us with songwriters and has also written with us himself. He shares our vision, passion and love for music."
Now ages 15 and 13, TRH released their new single "Go" on June 1, 2018 just in time for their appearances at CMA fest in Nashville. Their new EP followed on the footsteps of this fun single in August 2018. The latest single off of this EP is titled "Water"…. The TRHibe says, "We have all been picked on, put down or made fun of in some fashion and we hope these words help you do what we aim to do, let it roll right off! Spread love not hate!"
TRH produced their first official EP in 2015 and their second release "A Little Country" was released June 1, 2016. TRH creates music that is original, engaging and heartfelt. Their lyrics can be touching with a dose of humor which aims to leave the listener happy. You will be smiling if you take the time to enjoy! TRH has been involved with music from a very early age starting with piano lessons, which began at 3 years old. They all love to write, and each plays a variety of instruments. They all like to help others. Their hashtag is #wehelpfriends!
TRH has been busy for a group so young. Their past major performances included opening for Andy Grammer at Baldapalooza in Boise, ID, performing in Nashville, TN at the world famous Bluebird Café and a headline performance at the LA Zoo for Dreamnight. They are also very philanthropic, having helped raise money for several years with the Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon @ Boise State University and as Junior Ambassadors for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). This past summer they performed at the LA Coliseum, along with the group JAGMAC and a special appearance by Michael Anthony for CHLA’s Walk & Play LA.
TRH has a significant and growing presence in social media and is observed by and engaged with listeners around the world. On the TRH YouTube channel, over 1.6 million viewers have enjoyed their "Hamsters in the House" and "A Little Country" videos created with director Roman White, Moo Creative & Magnetic Dreams. Check out their YouTube channel or their social connections on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Each member of the group was invited to be members of the CMA in 2019 and Isabella has been a Grammy voting member in the Recording Academy for several years.
Isabella Keen - Lead vocals, background vocals, drums, percussion
Abby Keen - Vocals, keyboards
Gabby Keen - Vocals, bass, electric guitar, percussion
Riley Keen - Vocals, electric guitar, slide guitar
All songs co-written by The Runaway Hamsters (Isabella, Abby, Gabby & Riley) along with Bill DiLuigi, Kent Wells and Steve Keen
Produced by: Kent Wells and Go Time Records