Born in Angra do Heroísmo, the Azorean band October Flight, previously known as Jamandizen, started in September 2008. In 2009 with less
Born in Angra do Heroísmo, the Azorean band October Flight, previously known as Jamandizen, started in September 2008. In 2009 with less than a year in existence, the band won “AngraRock”, the biggest band contest in the Azores, which opened a lot of doors to a Summer filled with concerts on the main stages of the Azores, sharing stages with acts such as “Da Weasel”, “Susana Félix” etc...
In December 2009, after a month of recording, the band entered the European Contest “Vodafone One’s to Watch” and came out as the winners, selected by the Jury and Portuguese known musician Gomo as “Portugal’s Vodafone One’s to Watch”.
2010 also started as a great year for the band with the winning of the music contest " Labjovem" which lead the band to being selected by the Portuguese government to represent Portugal’s Music at the Bristol Community College in Boston U.S.A, which was a great success. Later that year the band toured many festivals such as “Maré de Agosto”, “Semana Cultural das Velas”, “Festas da Praia”, “Festival Azure”, etc, and headlined Sanjoaninas Festival alongside acts such as “James”, “Rui Veloso” and “Mariza”.
Still in 2010 the Singer/Songwriter from October Flight Flávio Cristóvam was one of the ten finalists in the infamous songwriting contest “UK Songwriting Contest” which held about 5600 musicians and 16000 songs on contest. and had as judges Industry World Top Professionals such as Richard Niles, Lesley Douglas, Charlotte Kelly, Simon Ellis and others.
Currently October Flight are finishing up the album “The Closing Doors” with acclaimed producer Rui David (Hands on Approach, Darko, Mazgani, etc...)
Which will be out in Spring 2012.