Comprised of four vivacious and skilled women, this dynamic and passionate band explores the musical textures of high-energy hard rock, sensitive folk rock, and everything in between. Equipped with a vivacious female lead vocalist, belting beautiful melodies with power; identical twin sisters creating a harmony of electrifying guitar leads and nasty bass grooves; and a woman of mind-blowing rhythmic inspiration keeping the pocket tight, Flight of Fire is a force to be reckoned with.
The Flight of Fire Story…
Leaving their footprints in the Detroit music scene from years prior, the fall of 2009 brought “The Twins”, Tanya and Tia Dmuchowski, slinging a guitar and a bass respectively, to journey from their home in Detroit and forge their way into the world of rock.
Maverick, a singer/songwriter from California, was starting her new life in a new city, her heart set on making her voice and her songs known to the world. One night on the subway, Tanya's ears perked up as a voice on the train began to belt “Foreplay/Long Time”, by Boston, at full projecting volume. The dauntless voice was none other than Maverick. Soon after that midnight meeting, the twins and Maverick were in the Berklee rehearsal spaces rocking out and building the foundations for Flight of Fire. Sheik, also a student at Berklee and a friend of the twins, offered his services as a drummer. Highly influenced by classic rock artists such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, Journey, Heart, Joan Jett, The Runaways, The Beatles, The Who, Cream and The Rolling Stones, as well as singer/songwriters like Paul Simon, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson, Flight of Fire has varied inspiration contributing to their unique songs, rooted in time-tested rock with a fresh, modern sound. After months of playing together in Boston and the twins' hometown of Detroit, the band headed to Sheik's home studio on Martha's Vineyard to record their first full-length album. Ten days and thirteen tracks later, the recording sessions were complete. Their album, Ascended From Ashes, was released in September of 2011. Flight of Fire then recorded and released their first music video, “Chasing The Storm”; filmed both at Revere Beach in Massachusetts and in an abandoned warehouse in downtown Detroit. After another year of gigging and songwriting, Flight of Fire was ready to begin their second album, Shatter The Sky. With the knowledge and training received at Berklee College Of Music, Flight of Fire was prepared to take their music to the next level, with better-written songs, higher quality recording and production, and professional representation. Shatter The Sky was released in August of 2013, and immediately began to receive radio play on multiple stations in Detroit.
Soon after the release of Shatter The Sky, Flight of Fire had a change of members, welcoming Shaina Mikee Keiths – a Zildjian sponsored drummer whose musical history is quite impressive – Shaina has played in numerous rock bands, supporting national acts including Jefferson Starship, and has recorded with The Beaver Brown Band and Tavares. With their new, hot album under their belt and their all-female lineup, Flight of Fire's following has increased, opening for national acts such as Bon Jovi, The J. Geils Band, and The Michael Allman Band. Their summer 2013 tour, promoting Shatter The Sky, takes them from Boston to Detroit and all the way to Florida. The members of Flight of Fire feel passionate about influencing the music industry away from music that demeans women and other persecuted groups and towards honest, inspiring music that encourages integrity and acceptance. They hope to follow in the footsteps of their idols – Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Ann and Nancy Wilson and Stevie Nicks, and to make their own impact, inspiring girls to take up instruments and rock in a male-dominated field. With future tours currently being booked, and new music being written, Flight of Fire is a force to be reckoned with. Look for the Phoenix and let the skies burn.