With soulful vocals, fiercely elegant guitars and a high energy rhythm section, FlyPaper never fail to amaze and inspire crowds throughout the country with their original songs. Micaela Kingslight's voice is often compared to Fiona Apple and KT Tunstall. Her guitar playing carries on the traditions of Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, and Jimmy Page. Ashley Ickes brings the thunder of John Bonham and the elegance of Mitch Mitchell together in a unique fusion of jazz and rock drumming. While bassist Joe Chamberlin fills the spaces between with a modern rock style grounded in classic rock sensibilities. New saxophonist/keyboardist Marty McLean, brings a new dimension to FlyPaper's sound, putting the sax back into rock, one note at a time. The four piece band fuses elements of rock, folk, and blues into an unforgettable musical experience.
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. The first pressing has almost sold out and the CD is entering its second pressing. The CD release show was the first of a 14 show Summer tour,and the band helped to set an attendance record at the venue that night. The self-booked tour took them through Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha, Denver, and all the way to the legendary Whiskey 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 .
Fly Paper is officially and currently being played on radio stations including/podcasts: WYCE FM 88.1 Grand Rapids MI , Fearless Radio Chicago, Off the Chart Radio.Co.UK, WCBF FM, Fredonia NY, INDIE104.com Payson AZ, 89.1 WIDR FM Kalamazoo MI, WMUK 102.1FM Kalamazoo, ALOOGA.DE Germany, OWDVX 89.9FM in Clinton TN, 102.9FM in Knoxville TN, womensradio.com, jango.com, valslist.com, WSND 88.9FM South Bend IN, and many others throughout the United States and abroad.