Musically Diverse Flight 24 to Perform in Concert at Bluefield College
Very seldom does a band come along that pushes the limits of musical expression. Flight 24 does, and the band that mixes almost every genre of music into its own unique style will perform live in concert on the campus of Bluefield College, Friday, November 20.
October 20, 2009
The Flight 24 show will begin at 7 p.m. in BC's Harman Chapel. Admission for the event is $2 for the general public. Members of the BC community will be admitted for free.
Well known locally for its sound that is "almost unheard of in this region," Flight 24 blends hip-hop with rock, soul, R&B, reggae, blues, jazz, and almost any other genre imaginable.
Born on the campus of Bluefield College, Flight 24 features BC students Andrew McKinney, Adam Nunn, Keenan Rainer and Drew Wilson, along with Bluefield, West Virginia's C.J. Mitchell and Roanoke, Virginia's Michael Bear.
Before becoming a student at Bluefield College, Nunn, lead guitarist, honed his craft at Mechanicsville (VA) Music, where Atlantic Recording Artist Jason Mraz also learned to play guitar.
Rainer, on the other hand, grew up in a world of hip-hop, becoming especially kin to this style of music during his high school years in Cleveland, Ohio. The two met on the BC campus during a musical discussion, which eventually led to a "jam session," which later led to the creation of Flight 24.
Joining Nunn and Rainer after that fateful day to formalize Flight 24 were Mckinney, a vocalist from Elk Creek, Virginia; Wilson, a guitarist from Abingdon, Virginia; Bear, a bassist from Roanoke, Virginia; and Mitchell, a drummer from Bluefield, West Virginia.
"We're tired of Bluefield residents complaining about being bored on the weekends. This concert will put an end to all of that," said Rainer. "You will experience a movement that you will become a part of."
The band encourages everyone to wear white to the show for an added feature. "With any movement comes coordination," Rainer said, "so wear your freshest white shirt and be a part of something special in this region."
For more information, search the "State of Emergency Concert" on Facebook, or visit myspace.com/Flight24.