Hailing from San Francisco, First in Flight emerged at the end of 2015 when best friends Richard Mier (guitar) and David Topete (bass) looked at each other during a Walk the Moon concert and said “we can do this”. After weeks of jamming in their gear stuffed rooms, they teamed with drummer Max Huss, who jumped over from David’s brothers band, and found singer/songwriter Pat McCloskey through Craigslist (I know right?). Hailing from Chicago with a pretty falsetto and stories of too many one night stands, Pat brought the pop dynamic the band needed to project their Neo-80s rock into the modern age, and the group became official on September 1, 2016.
With their new found chemistry, FIF quickly began polishing their songs for the stage and studio. Their goal was simple: make the tracks for your “get hype” playlist. Their energy on stage was contagious and after playing packed Friday/Saturday shows at Bottom of the Hill (SF), The Catalyst Club (Santa Cruz) and Brick and Mortar (SF), they realized that there was a solid market for their type of music.
Though First in Flight are an incipient band, they have crafted a rock solid debut EP. Each of FIF’s tracks has its own unique personality while the Neo-80’s vibe weaves the record together into a cohesive unit; a brash but friendly melding of genres that invokes the 80’s without making a definitive declaration. Their debut EP Hold on the Highs was released onto Spotify and Apple Music on January 6th, 2017 and they look forward to their tour of the West Coast in late 2017. Connect with First in Flight on Soundcloud, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.