Fly Paper / Bio

With soulful vocals, fiercely elegant guitars, and a high energy rhythm section, Fly Paper never fail to amaze and inspire crowds throughout the country with their original songs. Micaela's voice is often compared to that of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. Her guitar playing carries on the traditions of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, and Jimmy Page. Bassist Joe Chamberlin fills the space between with a modern rock style grounded in classic rock sensibilities. Sam Rice brings to the drums, the rock groove of Jimmy Chamberlin and the flair of Buddy Rich, while Saxman/Keyboardist Marty McLean puts the sax back in rock one note at a time. The four piece band fuses elements of rock, folk, and blues into an unforgettable musical experience. With catchy songs, command of their instruments, and a powerful stage presence, Fly Paper will be remembered long after the stage lights go out!

As 2013 draws to a close, Fly Paper find themselves looking back on a year filled with change. In January, they added Saxophonist /Keyboardist Marty McLean, and started work on a second studio album. While continuing work on the new album, the band headed to the southeastern U.S. for the first time, playing shows in Miami and the Florida Keys. They embarked on their third national tour in June, visiting old friends, and new places. The tour included shows in Denver, Seattle, Santa Monica, and a sold out performance in Bremerton,WA. The band found themselves returning to the stage at the 2013 Wild Mountain Faire in Northern California, as well as appearing at Michigan's 2013 Jamma Wamma Music and Arts Festival,the 2013 Southwestern Michigan Harvest Festival, and Big Rapid's 2013 Cranker's Fest.

The band returned from the summer tour, to an offer from the Jettison Agency to take over show bookings for the band. In September, Fly Paper released their second full length studio album "Dream" to an enthusiastic crowd at Bell's Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. This show was also the last show of drummer Ashley Ickes, as drummer Sam Rice, took over the throne to guide the band into 2014 and beyond. In mid-December the band will premier it's first music video, directed by Michigan native Ben Woody, for the song "Sing,Sing,Sing, Along" from the album "Dream". Fly Paper will continue touring in 2014, while searching for a record label to help distribute their music to a national and global audience.

Fly Paper have shared the stage with a diverse group of acts including Styx, Stray Cat Lee Rocker, Delhi to Dublin, Mystic Roots, Marcia Griffiths, Roster McCabe, the4onthefloor, The Ragbirds, Funktion, Jamie Lono and many more

2012 has been a great year for Fly Paper. The band was featured in the "On the Rise" section of Relix Magazine's March 2012 issue, and completed a 2nd national tour with 26 shows across the United States. Including stops in Denver, Portland, and Los Angeles. Fly Paper played the famed Triple Door in Seattle and a sold out show at the Treehouse in Bainbridge Island, Washington. They appeared at the 2012 Wild Mountain Faire Music Festival in Northern California, The 4th Annual Hoodilidoo Music Festival in Southern Michigan, and opened for Stray Cat Lee Rocker and Styx at the 2012 Deadwood Jam in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Fly Paper released a new fan-funded CD, "Live at the Globe Theater", on August 31st, 2012. A fan-funded DVD of the show will be released in the fall, as the band begin tracking a follow up to their self-titled debut. They plan to release their new studio album in late spring of 2013 in time for next summer's national tour, and to do shorter tours to the southern and eastern United States with continued touring across Michigan and the midwest. Fly Paper continue to increase their fan base while searching for a record label to help distribute their music to a national and global audience.

Flypaper released their fan-funded, self-produced debut CD on July 29th, 2011 to a record crowd at the Old Dog tavern in Kalamazoo, MI. This show was the first of a 14 show Summer tour. The self-booked tour took them through Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha, Denver, and all the way to the legendary Whisky A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA. From there, FlyPaper headed north to the Seattle area, for a near capacity show at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, WA. Shows in Montana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin brought them back home.

General Info

Band Members
Micaela Kingslight- Lead Guitar/Bass/Vocals, Joe Chamberlin - Bass/Guitar/Vocals, Sam Rice - Drums/Vocals, Marty McLean- Sax/Keys/Vocals
Artist Name
Fly Paper
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Blues / Alternative / Rock

Contact Info

Kalamazoo, MI
Joe Chamberlin

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