Farewell Flight is a melodic indie-pop band from the heart of Central Pennsylvania, living what at times feels like a Bruce Springsteen song: where farm boys and sons of blue collar factory workers abandon college pursuits and steady jobs to chase down the dream of rock stardom on a level that no musician ever openly admits to, a goal they hope to begin to accomplish with the Nashville-based record label, Mono vs. Stereo. Alternating between guitar and piano, singer Luke Foley is joined by bassist Brian Miller, lead guitarist Rabbit Campbell, and drummer Caleb Allensworth. The band strives to impact others with intelligent yet relatable lyrics and smart song structures, often evoking the response from listeners, 'How is this not already a song?' These anthems of personal failure and redeeming triumphs are presented with an impassioned and sweeping live performance that resonates with any crowd, especially if they've had a few drinks.
Recently named one of AP magazine's 100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012, the group embodies the spirit of true traveling musicians, having played over 700 shows from coast to coast over the last six years and 29 tours of their existence. Through their music and lyrics, the band brings accessible songs with an Americana flavor that play like the cinematic soundtrack of a movie featuring the highs and lows and anguish and ecstasy and sometimes boredom of a life lived by normal, average people. Drawing from personal experiences to which almost anyone can relate, they appeal to a wide variety of dedicated fans, from grizzled middle-aged alcoholics to teenagers in angst to hipster taste-making bloggers, but most especially to those going through a quarter-life crisis.
Currently, the band is relocating to the home of its record label and favorite town in America: Nashville, TN. After the successful release of the critical darling, Out For Blood, Farewell Flight is preparing to record what could be, in singer-songwriter Foley's words, 'Either the greatest or last or next album we'll ever make.'
Farewell Flight have shared the stage with Plain White T's, The Sounds, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Family Force 5, Colour Revolt, and Good Old War, as well as playing Festivals such as: Purple Door. XPoNential, and Cornerstone.
- over 600 shows across 42 of the lower 48 states - all DIY
- 27 national tours
- Signed to Mono vs. Stereo Records (Relient K, Deas Vail) with July 2011 album release
- Radio play on various college stations, including rotation airplay of their song "Begin Again" on NPR-distributed WXPN Philadelphia (largest AAA Station in the US)
- Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Mitch Dane and engineer Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Jewel, Martina McBride)
- Winner of Taco Bell's "Feed The Beat" contest.