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Satellite Flight / Bio

Satellite Flight is an alternative rock band based out of Cincinnati, OH. The group made its debut in the summer of 2013. The current lineup consists of Chris Vondrell (lead vocals/guitar), Chris Tillery (lead guitar/vocals), Shane Hacker (guitar/vocals), and Darwin Darling (drums/percussion/vocals). Satellite Flight is known for their theatrical stage image and their high energy and interactive performances.

After splitting up from their original project, frontman Chris Vondrell and drummer Darwin Darling began auditioning local musicians in their area to start their own band. They went through numerous musicians including a former member of Black Veil Brides before meeting current lead guitarist Chris Tillery. The trio clicked instantly and began writing music. Jordan Nielson was brought in shortly after to complete the lineup. Nielson was then replaced with bassist Travis Wells right before the band entered the studio to record their debut EP “Red Carpet”. Wells has since been replaced by current rhythm guitarist Shane Hacker.

Upon it’s release the two singles off of the EP garnered fast attention. Power ballad “Tonight”, which featured David Lessing (Blessid Union of Souls) on piano, was selected by Paramount Pictures for their film “The Breed” (2015). Arena rock song “Sticks & Stones” received heavy college radio play across the nation. The Red Carpet EP launched the bands popularity throughout the Midwest resulting in Satellite Flight being selected as a support act for numerous high-profile artists ranging from Falling In Reverse and Pop Evil to Silverstein and Hinder among many others. The band decided to follow up this quick success with the release of their single “For The Dreamers” which was accompanied by the bands first music video. Award-nominated videographer Cam Johnson of Bangout Films directed and produced the music video for “For The Dreamers” and the video established the band as “the regional act to contend with” (Cincinnati.com).

The group is known for their theatrical image and high-powered performances, with members taking the stage in custom designed clothing and accessories along with covering themselves in body paint and glitter. However the theatrics don’t end there with the band being known for doing everything from wielding confetti-cannons to throwing hundreds of roses into the crowd. After attending a live performance Indie Authority Magazine writer Rock Princess wrote, “Are you a music lover looking for the band that will get you dancing like you have no cares in the world? Well you’ve just found them.” NYC music journalist Kevin Sellars reviewed the band as “tailor-made for the stage”.

Satellite Flight is currently preparing their new EP "Cross My Heart", which will be released in Sept 2014 along with multiple music videos and numerous tour dates.

General Info

Band Members
Chris Vondrell - Vocals, Chris Tillery - Guitar, Shane Hacker - Guitar, Darwin Darling - Drums
Artist Name
Satellite Flight
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Alternative Rock / Pop

Contact Info

Cincinnati, OH

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