Flight Brigade’s sound takes you on a haunting journey from dark dystopian soundscapes into triumphant optimism through a lifting combination of driving piano, soaring strings, accelerating guitars and intertwining harmonies.
Flight Brigade is the coming together of two families: the Baines and the Hughes. Ollie Baines (lead singer) grew up on a farm in Ohio before moving across the pond to a sleepy Hampshire village. At the other end of his street lived two sisters, Miriam and Dorry Hughes. Ollie and Miriam got married and, with sister Dorry, rallied local friends to form the seven-piece Flight Brigade.
It proved to be a melting pot of contrasting influences. Ollie had absorbed the Americana of his childhood, but shared a love of heavier bands with guitarist Thomas and drummer Neil. Miriam and Dorry meanwhile were more influenced by the music of their childhood, their parents being part of the 70s British folk scene.
Janice Long, BBC Radio 2