Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, is capturing the world’s attention. In 2003 the band, from Lexington – Fulton County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc. started changing the world through their music. Since then, requests to hire Flame have poured in from all over the world. Flame averages 70 paid performances per year, including concerts in 16 different states, and in Europe. The band performs for national and statewide conventions, corporate conferences, civic events, schools, dances and private parties. Flame’s song list contains over 100 classic hits – rock, country, and blues – from the past five decades.
They are a phenomenon that connects with people of all ages and backgrounds like no other, from singing children to dancing executives. Parents of children with special needs are often overcome with emotion watching Flame, because they see that it’s possible to have their own child achieve great things, and even more importantly, have a fun and fulfilling life, like those in the band.
Flame has released four CDs; their last CD, which was released in May of 2011, was composed of original works. The band travels on a custom tour bus in the greater Northeast area and uses commercial airlines to fly all over the world, helping them inspire and give hope to others.
Recent events have catapulted Flame into the national spotlight – performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the House of Blues, both in Cleveland, Ohio; a feature story in “People” magazine; and a segment on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America.”
Our mission is to bring Flame’s music and message to the rest of the world to help change how the public perceives people with disabilities and increase the awareness and acceptance of all people.
Flame’s goal is to change the world by inspiring people through their music. If you would like to book Flame for your next event or for more information, contact:
Maria Nestle, Flame Manager
Lexington – Fulton County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc
Tel: 518 762-0024
Cell: 518 844-5264