“Flight Attendant delivers an experience.” – RollingStone Magazine
Frequently called a “sonic unicorn” in a city that is celebrated for its bustling – albeit crowded – music scene, Flight Attendant is the kind of band that has listeners getting out of their seats and into their full, upright positions.
With their power-pop hooks and infectious energy, this Nashville-based foursome isn’t just ready for take-off; they’re already at cruising altitude, preparing to penetrate the bounds of the Earth’s stratosphere.
Serendipitously coming together through similar interests – not the least of which is fine wine – Flight Attendant is comprised of Karalyne Winegarner (Lead Vocals, Keys); Vinny Maniscalco (Vocals, Guitar); Nikki Christie (Vocals, Viola); and Derek Sprague (Drums).
A certified sommelier originally from Kansas City, Karalyne met Vinny – an award-winning bartender – while the two were working at a popular Nashville restaurant. Nikki soon joined the team, bringing a new sensibility from her hometown, Los Angeles. It didn’t take long before the three decided to form a band, discovering their shared love of playing music over late-night wine tastings. They soon recruited Derek – their Boston-born, lager-loving drinking buddy – to play drums, and the lineup was complete.
Since their inception, Flight Attendant has released a collection of singles including “Man of Chaos,” which was described by several media outlets as one of the best singles of 2020.
The band has played sold-out shows in major American cities like Nashville and Austin, and in cities from across the pond as part of a European tour. They have graced the stage of the Tomato Arts Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, and Austin’s famed South by Southwest.
Often compared to bands like Haim or Florence and the Machine and influenced by many of their favorites from Christine and the Queens to Trent Reznor to Cage the Elephant – , Flight Attendant continues to reach new heights, particularly when they perform live.
“Karalyne commands your attention like Freddie Mercury working the crowd in an arena,” proclaimed Glide Magazine.
In 2022, Flight Attendant released their self-titled debut album, produced by Grammy Winning engineer and producer, Charles Yingling. As the band is quickly ascending on the global stage, they continue to release new music in 2023.
“We just want to put out better and better stuff,” shares Karalyne. “The more we do it, the more elevated the whole process becomes. We are finally strong enough in our image, sound, and brand that we are ready to take it to the next level.”