"The story behind FLIGHT 19 is long and boring; so here's the short version. In May '99, Eminence (now Flight 19) established in the form of; Andrew Corse (Vocals(ish) and Guitar), Scott Kelman (Drums) and Patrick 'Love-rat' Shearer (Rookie in the field of Masterbassing). Initial practises were conducted in Scott's living room. Several months, one hi-fi amp and a summer of intense masterb... I mean; practise later, they felt they needed to decrease the sex appeal of the band to discourage the flock of women (now in triple figures) who had made their home on the young lad's front lawns for several weeks now (one bitch even went as far as to steal Scott's bird table; bitch.). Bearing this in mind, they recruited the 'expertise' of Kevin McBeath and Kevin 'Keek The Geek' Tinto. At this point Kev didn’t own a guitar or an amp or a shred of common sense but, MY GOD, did the flocks of girls disappear! So the three became five and practise was relocated to the dizzy heights of the Newmachar Village Hall. Then there were bills to be paid and illegitimate children to feed and clothe so they felt that a gig was an order. NB. Anyone still reading this; never try to extinguish flaming speaker cabinets with a basin of water (RIP Skippy). So on the 18th of December 1999, the young-slick-rock-shit stars put on their very own gig at the NECVH (Newmachar Exhibition and Conference Village Hall). In front of a capacity crowd of 135 (including 2 policemen who wondered where the skank was on the cold, cold evening), we blew amps, fuses even power sockets but we came through the valley of social rejection triumphant in our quest for a hint of popularity at Dyce Academy. After achieving all there was to achieve in the village of Newmachar and magnetised to the bright lights and surreal sounds of Aberdeen, they headed off to play at the 2000 T-break competition. It was Patrick’s first time out of Dyce and equipped with his satchel full of sandwiches and a flask of warm cocoa he played his little heart out despite the nagging realisation that 10 hours later he would sitting his standard grade Chemistry exam. NB; Reports made by teachers that he stumbled into the exam hall with an empty bottle of Merrydown in one arm and a young lass in the other are unsubstantiated. (Flight 19 do in no way endorse Merrydown or wish to promote its finger lickin' apple goodness but he did get a 1!!) T-Break broke the waters for the young mother that was Eminence and a revolution was born. By now each of them had acquired their own instruments but Kev still hadn’t managed to comprehend why leads were an essential part of every guitarist’s toolkit. Two years down the line, here we are; no better but with a new name due to the rise to fame of Eminem and several death threats from the REGISTERED band Eminence, hailing from Brazil. They have a new sound; a kinda mixture of Country & Western and Rap - known locally as 'CRap'. (I dont get it). Not true; notable influences and comparisons include the Wonder Stuff, the Get-up Kids, Idlewild, New Found Glory, the Ataris - Melodic So-Cal Punk with a slightly more sensitive edge at times. sniff. So there you have it; Flight 19 are; Andrew Corse (sings and plays guitar), Scott Kelman (plays drums and sometimes sings), Kevin McBeath (plays guitars (and women; like a two-bit piccolo) and doesn’t sing) Patrick Shearer (Plays Bass, sings and breaks the hearts of many a young lass), Kevin 'Keek the Geek' Tinto (Guitars - cant sing). Lots of Love, Flight 19"