Think of Flight Brigade as a family as much as a seven-strong band and you start to understand the chemistry between them. Think of their songs as epic stories to which each member is essential and you begin to grasp what makes their music so powerful. Watch them perform and you can’t fail to be struck by the special bond they share.
Flight Brigade’s strength in numbers suits the scope of their songs. The grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, With male/female vocals & strings set amidst synths & heavy guitars, their explosive live show feels like it's their last day on earth, 'as if Arcade Fire had a face off with Fleetwood Mac and then Renaissance came in for the kill'.
Festival appearances have included Glastonbury, Bestival, Great Escape, Beautiful Days, Larmer Tree, Blissfields, Boomtown as well as Reeperbahn in Germany. In 2016 they released their debut album 'Our Friends Our Enemies'. Named one of Time Out’s ‘Rising Stars’, radio play has included, Dan O'Connell on Radio X, Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, Gary Crawley on BBC Introducing London, Bob Harris & Janice Long (including live session) on BBC Radio 2, as well as Tom Allen on CBC Radio 2, Canada. In Germany they reached number 13 on the German college airplay charts. Their songs have been used on Channel 4's ‘Made In Chelsea’, ‘Sunday Brunch’, and 'Tattoo Fixers'. The band have spent autumn 2017 recording their second album live at The Visconti Studio with producer Chris Porter.
Members Ollie, Thomas and Dorry also compose for film and TV, an expanding side project that has a commission for ITV, an advert for NBC in the states, and independent films such as the upcoming 'Learning the Ropes' narrated by Ray Winstone.
Pub (Free House)
The Bell is a historic free house and music pub on the edge of Bath city centre: it is owned by 518 of its customers, fans and workers under IPS CoOperative rules. We finally bought the pub on July 2nd 2013. We have live music three times a week ranging from jazz to blues to folk to other things- check out the free band listings and What's On page, open mic nights on thursday, plus vinyl DJ nights at the weekend - always free!
We stock seven real ales plus two guest ales. We are in the Guardian and Observer guides to summer pubs as well as the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, the Good Beer Guide and Le Guide du Routard. For your amusement we have table football, bar billiards (Mon - Weds), Pool, chess, backgammon, free wi-fi, a real fire and even a launderette! Every Sunday afternoon we have The Pizza Bike preparing and serving freshly made, wood-fired pizza in the garden from 12.30pm-7pm
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.