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Introducing: Flight Club – gritty rock & roll with a dose of punk rock

Flight Club is a five piece rock band from Richmond, VA who draw their influence from their southern roots. The band take the gritty blues and classic rock tones they were raised on and adds a dose of punk rock intensity, blending them together to find soulful, raw, and passionate sound.

We got the chance to ask Flight Club some questions to the band to get know more about them.

How would you describe your sound if talking to someone who has never heard your music?

Foo Fighters met Sum 41 at a Buckcherry Concert

How did you come together as a band? Is it still all original members?

Sam started the band when he was in high school. Met Drew and Charlie in college who eventually joined the band. Alex is Charlie’s cousin who joined after filling in for a couple of shows. We met Harry while we were all working on Warped Tour and when word got out we needed a drummer he came to the rescue.

What is one show that you’ve played that sticks out to you?

Our most recent headlining hometown show in Richmond at Canal Club. We hadn’t really been playing shows that year while we recorded new music and it was our first one back. We had a bunch of familiar and unfamiliar faces in the audience. People were singing, dancing, and smiling. Couldn’t stop smiling the entire set.

What does it take for a band to stand out in a music environment like Richmond?

It’s just as important to define your sound as something unique as it is to stay involved in attending shows of other local bands/artists. If you want your band to progress in the live scene, you need to support as many others that you hope to support you.

What should people expect from your live performance when coming to see you play live?

ENERGY. We take pride in our explosive live performance. There are very few moments where we aren’t giving everything we’ve got to the songs, the crowd, and each other. We have a motto, “be the crowd you want to see”.

Do you typically write songs together or does one of you write them?

We try to do it all. We’ll bring in song ideas individually, group-write, free jam until we hit something that clicks, whatever. Always trying to mix it up to keep the fresh ideas coming!

What should people expect from you in 2020?

More music, more shows, more Flight Club.

What was the first album you purchased?

Charlie – Backstreet Boys, Millennium

Harry – Sum 41, All Killer No Filler

Alex – Fall Out Boy, Infinity on High

Sam – Simple Plan, Still Not Getting Any…

Drew – AC/DC, Highway to Hell

First concert you attended?

Charlie – Brittney Spears, parents won tickets on the radio

Harry – Earth, Wind and Fire

Alex – Panic! At the disco

Sam – Rascall Flats

Drew – J Roddy Walston and the Business

Most influential band to you personally?

Harry – A Day to Remember

Alex – Taking Back Sunday

Sam – Four Year Strong

Drew – J Roddy Walston and the Business

Charlie – Cage the Elephant

How often do you have to tell people it’s FLIGHT club and not FIGHT club?


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