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With ‘glorious folk-tinged stadium anthems’ (Record of The day) Flight Brigade is the coming together of two families. Lead singer Oliver Baines grew up on a farm in Ohio, before moving to the UK, where he first met fellow band member Miriam (now his wife) when they were kids. Her sister Dorry plays violin and joins Miriam in harmonies, the girls having been steeped in the 70?s British folk scene, thanks to their musician parents.
‘full of youth, hope, and nostalgia for a time they shouldn’t be able to remember, it’s an infectious mix’ – TOM ALLEN, CBC RADIO 2
BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson plus Radio 2’s Bob Harris and Janice Long have all championed the band to date as has Tom Allen on Canada’s CBC Radio 2. The band have supported Grouplove, Dry The River, Stornoway, King Charles and Seth Lakeman and have played main stages at Hop Farm & Blissfields festivals, opening for Maximo Park and Primal Scream. The band were commissioned to compose the music for an ITV documentary about Haiti as well as the Unicef World Cup campaign and are now working towards a 2015 release of their debut LP with producer Gavin Monaghan (Kings of Leon, The Editors).
‘Astonishing’ – JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2