New York City, New York, USA
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When you hear about a musical group with rave reviews from the press, a new custom tour bus, and a tour schedule so full they have to turn gigs down, Bon Jovi or Aerosmith might come to mind. However the band that's getting all this attention is FLAME, a group from upstate New York, made up of people with developmental/physical disabilities, including autism, Down's syndrome, mental retardation and blindness. For the band from Lexington Center, Fulton County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc., www.lexingtoncenter.org, fame is growing fast but their message remains the same.
FLAME wants to change the world through music. They are a phenomenon that inspires people and changes the way the general public view people with disabilities. People of all ages and backgrounds connect with this talented band. The feedback they get from parents of children with disabilities is probably the most overwhelming. Parents are often overcome with emotion watching FLAME. FLAME gives them hope that their child can achieve great things and, even more importantly, have a fun, fulfilling life.
FLAME has made the transition from a local band to a regional act in high demand and now has their sights set on national fame. With 2 strong selling CDs and full tour schedule, FLAME is beginning to get the attention of the national entertainment industry. In addition to interest from several documentary filmmakers, a TV production company is interested in developing a project for Flame.
FLAME began in 2003 from a recreation program at Lexington. The plan was to have the band play at the agency and around town. However the profound effect they have on their audiences made it impossible to keep FLAME within the confines of Fulton County. Word spread and requests for hire began pouring in and FLAME now averages over 90 paid performances per year. They perform for conventions, corporate conferences, civic events, school functions, dances, and private parties. Their song list contains over 100 classic hit rock, country and blues songs from the past five decades.
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11 Members - including vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and dancers
Formed in 2003 at Lexinton Center in Fulton County in upstate NY
Song list of over 100 popular pop, rock, country, blues and standards
Featured frequently on regional Television, Radio and Newspapers
Available for corporate meetings, parties, dances, school functions, benefits, community and civic events
Hundreds of performances. See Tour Dates for an archive of all FLAME performances since 2003
Venue must be wheelchair accessible
Call for rates and availability 518-762-0024
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Flame (often stylized as FLAME) (born Marcus T. Gray) is an American Christian hip hop recording artist with Clear Sight Music. He has released seven albums including: Flame, Rewind, Our World: Fallen, Our World: Redeemed, Captured, The 6th, and Royal Flush. Flame has been nominated for four Dove, three Stellar awards throughout his music career and Our World: Redeemed was nominated for a Grammy Award.
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Marcus Tyrone Gray
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Christian hip hop
Clear Sight Music
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