Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, has been capturing the world’s attention for more than a decade. In 2003, Lexington, an agency in Fulton County, NY that supports people with developmental disabilities, held a talent show from which Flame was born. The band has been changing the world through their music ever since.
Flame has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the House of Blues, both in Cleveland, Ohio; had a feature story in People magazine; and a segment on ABC TV’s Good Morning America. They have brought their message of inspiration to people and performances all over the world – Flame has played to audiences from Athens, Greece to all four corners of the continental United States.
Flame currently performs for national and statewide conventions, corporate conferences, civic events, schools, dances and private parties. The band’s song list contains over 100 classic hits – rock, country, and blues – from the past five decades.
These musicians connect with people of all ages and backgrounds like no other, from singing children to dancing executives. They give parents of children with disabilities hope that it is 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 six CDs and a single; they travel on a custom tour bus in the greater Northeast area and use commercial airlines to fly all over the world, helping them spread their message of hope and inspiration.
Flame’s mission is to bring their 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.