Flight Brigade

Live Act Alternative Rock Indie
Flight Brigade  - Alternative Rock Indie Live Act in London

Flight Brigade Short Info

With ‘music that is instantly recognisable’ (Emerging Indie Bands), Flight Brigade ‘is a rare talent that calls to mind early Arcade Fire’ (God Is In The TV). One of Kings of A&R’s recent ‘Buzz Artist’s, New Sick Music said they were ‘on a warpath to making history… a bit of Muse, compared to My Morning Jacket, but ultimately what we hear is a dark, orchestral, and narrative-driven tour de force’. The 7-piece’s sound certainly ‘packs a big punch’ and ‘they are gaining momentum’ (Music News) which makes their future bright.

The geographical proximity of the band members’ upbringing belied a wide span of musical tastes, which have molded into the unique sound of Flight Brigade. It is passion that drives the band. “There’s a charged atmosphere when we perform and it’s that vitality we try to capture when we record and even when we rehearse.” The band’s compelling live performance ‘sweeps up a maelstrom of infectious energy’ (Now Then Magazine, Live Review). Their dynamism has taken them across the country, playing 16 festival dates in 2015 including Bestival and three gigs at Glastonbury (one of Supajam’s highlights of the festival), opening for Primal Scream and Maximo Park at the Blissfield and Hop Farm festivals and supporting the likes of Grouplove, Dry The River, The Dunwells and Turin Brakes. What keeps them going is the joy of playing together and performing live. The band were described as ‘phenomenal’, ‘astounding’ and ‘breathtaking’ at their Great Escape showcase this past May.

High praise has followed, with support from 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing’s Gary Crowley and Phil Jackson, Bob Harris & BBC Radio 2 DJ Janice Long describing them as ‘astonishing’ and Tom Allen from Canada’s National Radio hailing their ‘infectious mix’ of ‘youth, hope and nostalgia’.

With ‘music that is instantly recognisable’ (Emerging Indie Bands), Flight Brigade ‘is a rare talent that calls to mind early Arcade Fire’ (God Is In The TV). One of Kings of A&R’s recent ‘Buzz Artist’s, New Sick Music said they were ‘on a warpath to making history… a bit of Muse, compared to My Morning Jacket, but ultimately what we hear is a dark, orchestral, and narrative-driven tour de force’. The 7-piece’s sound certainly ‘packs a big punch’ and ‘they are gaining momentum’ (Music News) which makes their future bright.

The geographical proximity of the band members’ upbringing belied a wide span of musical tastes, which have molded in...

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Past Gigs Flight Brigade

  • 05 | 2016 Sussex Elderflower Fields
  • 04 | 2016 Portland The Boat That Rocks, Portland
  • 03 | 2016 Windsor The Firestation Windsor
  • 03 | 2016 Leeds The Brundenell Social Club
  • 03 | 2016 Exeter The Cavern, Exeter
  • 03 | 2016 Guildford The Star Inn, Guildford
  • 02 | 2016 London Jazz Cafe, Time Out, Rising Stars

Media

  • Video Flight Brigade - Housefire ...

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Oliver Baines Lead vocals
  • Miriam Baines Vocals, Synths
  • Dorry Macaulay Violin, Vocals
  • Thomas Pink Lead Guitar
  • Tom Clay Bass
  • Neil Blandford Drums
  • Jonny Barker Piano, Backing vocals

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