Armored Flight in the Battle of the Bands

Armored Flight in the Battle of the Bands

While we wait to hear from America’s Got Talent to see if we made the cut, the family band has entered into two “Battle of the Bands” contests.  They are both great opportunities for us to build exposure and get our music out into the world.  Since Armored Flight is one of the few (maybe the only) family rock bands in the Country and music industry, we feel there’s a great chance we could not only get selected for these “battles’ but we could win.

Ernie Ball Warped Tour – VOTE HERE

Having said that, we can’t do it without your support and votes. We’re asking our readers, family, friends, and fans to take a second and place a vote for us in both of these contests.  We will need quite a few votes in order to get the attention of the promoters for these events.  Even if you don’t take the time to vote, please stop by and take a listen to the songs we’ve entered.  They were written by the two brothers “Brandon and Dustin” and collaborated on with “Brad and Debra” the other half of the Armored Flight Band.  Thanks for your votes!!

Ernie Ball Crossroads Battle – VOTE HERE

We appreciate your continued support and hope you’ll enjoy “Just Do It”, “Lovin You” and “Take Me Away!”       

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Watch Out Eddie and Alex Van Halen – There’s New Kids In Town

Could these guys be the next “brother TEAM” in the Rock n Roll Business? Van Halen – Eddie is the Guitar player with his brother Alex on the Drums, well this is Brandon on the guitar with his brother Dustin on the drums.  These kids are just beginning their careers and have already created some great exposure and gathered some attention from some pretty heavy hitters not to mention from NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

The brothers and their “Family Band” just entered into the contest in Portland Oregon submitting their video  to the AGT5 website for auditions.

The video was just picked up by one of the AGT Fan sites and now they’re just waiting to hear if the next show they do will be on “NBC’s LIVE Television show, America’s Got Talent.

Does Eddie and Alex Van Halen got talent? You better believe it!  Will Brandon and Dustin be the next chosen “brothers” and band for America?  We’ll have to wait and see how America votes the answer to that?

America’s Got Talent – My Adventure and Dream Come True

3 Days and 1,000 miles for a 90 second opportunity.

Auditioning for Americas Got Talent was the best time of my life. It all started when I brought up the idea to my parents a few months back, and I’ve been practicing ever since.  It has always been my dream to be a rock-star and the only way you can be a rock-star is by getting exposure.  What better way to get exposure than being on T.V?  Plus I could win $1,000,000.

So on Friday, the 22nd of January, me and my dad packed up the car and were off to the LA Convention Center.  I was so excited and nervous at the same time, but my dad always made me feel better about it.  He would say things like, “have fun, smile, you’ll do great.”  If it wasn’t for my dad, I couldn’t have done this.   He drove me 1,000 miles, he spent money on two hotels, and he spent money for gas and also food!  He is definitely a great father.

On the first night, we drove for about 2-3 hours and got a hotel in Los Banos.  It was pretty nice.  Then we got up in the morning and drove for about another 6 hours.  On the way there, we went through everything you can imagine… hot weather, freezing weather, rain, and even snow.  It was the most beautiful drive I’ve ever taken!  (Except the long and flat highway 5 of course)  But me and my dad made it all worth while in the car.

At the end of the long drive, me and my dad drove into this parking lot with the nicest and biggest hotel I’ve ever seen.  It was the Marriott Hotel in Manhattan Beach.  It was so nice. We had the rest of the day to do whatever we wanted, like going to the beach, and going out to eat sushi, and then just chill in the hotel.  For the rest of the night I thought I’d better practice.  The next morning I had to get up at five thirty, and since I was sleeping in the most comfortable bed ever, you can only imagine how hard it was to get up.

So we packed everything up and got a quick bite at McDonald’s, then started driving again.  When we arrived at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this is when my heart started to pound and I got really nervous.  Once we got in to the building, there were only like 30 people in line and we were very surprised and happy.  When we told the guy at the desk we had just came in from the garage, he said, “you have to go outside and get in the line.”  The rest of the time, it seemed like all we did was wait in lines.

There was just a little line inside the building, we didn’t see the other 3,000 standing outside.  You can only imagine how surprised  me and my dad were.  While in the long line, there were guys from AGT coming around to give me and my dad colored wrist bands.  They also gave me a sticker with my audition number on it.  5,o42,164 WOW that’s a big number, and one I’ll never forget.  We wondered if that’s how many people had auditioned before me?

After about a good 2 hours of waiting, we got to the front of the line where a man told us to go up into this BIG waiting room at the top of the escalators.   There were about ten huge rooms up there, and then another guy told us to go into the first one and wait.  There were about 250-300 people in that room easy, and there were another ten rooms just like it (not including all the smaller audition rooms) Man that LA Convention Center is massively huge!


Next, they had us all go outside for a photo shoot kind of thing.  Oh my gosh, we were out there for like 3 hours.  They were making us do a lot of different stuff like go up and down the stairs and walk by the cameras.  Scream and shout for the camera and yell out all kinds of stuff and cheer.  By the time I got back inside, I was exhausted.  But I would do anything just to get to that audition.  With all the stuff they recorded us doing on video, I’m sure you’ll see us on TV.

Finally they called out a group of numbers and we had to go wait in another line, and then another line, and finally the time came.  It was my time to audition.  I was so nervous.  I got into this room, and there were 7 people in there.  Six judges or producers, and a guy video taping all of it.  We weren’t allowed to take in any cameras, so my Dad only got to use his iPhone to take all these pictures outside.

There was 8 other guitar player/singers in front of me who got to go first.  Then they were asked to leave the room.  Now it was my turn.  My Dad helped me setup my amp, this was it!  When I got up there to play, I smiled and introduced myself and just did my best.  When I was done, the first thing that the main producer said was “WOW how old are you and how long have you been playing?”  I said I was thirteen and I’ve been playing for about two years.

He said, “you remind me of Van Halen.”  When he said that, it made me so happy.

Then the producer told me he couldn’t tell anybody if they passed their audition until March, and that they’ll send me an email, but I think I have a good chance.  With that, we packed up everything, and began our long drive back home.  3 days and a thousand miles for a 90 second opportunity.  Wow, Thank you Dad.

Even if I don’t make it,  I’ll never forget the best time and trip in the world!


…But If I do make it past the audition, and I get on the show, please vote for me.  Thanks.

Armored Flight FaceBook Friends and Fans – Thank You!

Our Facebook friends and fans have shown a huge out-pouring of support for Armored Flight Guitarist, Brandon Andersohn, (age 13) who just auditioned for America’s Got Talent, Season 5.

We just wanted to say “Thank You” publically for all the love and support. We’ll find out sometime in March 2010 if Brandon passed the audition at LA’s Convention Center this past weekend.  Armored Flight family, friends, and fans ROCK!!


Social Media Friends make more of a difference than you could know or imagine!

Thank you!!
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“Armored Flight releases their CD “Just Do It” on iTunes, CDBaby, and Rhapsody. Check out the samples and Download in now. Songs include “Take Me Away”, “Lovin You”, and “Just Do It!””  Brad Andersohn, Armored Flight On iTunes



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Happy 18th Birthday Dustin James – You Rock Dude!

Happy 18th Birthday to our son (and drummer) Dustin James. We are very excited about giving him his gift tonight, it’s a custom drum head cover with the band logo he designed…

He has just informed me of all the things he can legally do now that he’s 18:

smoke, vote, be tried as an adult, play lottery/gamble, go to the club, own a credit card, no restrictions on working, get a drivers license without drivers ed, buy a rifle or shotgun, drive a car with two friends, enter into contracts legally (uh oh) join the military, get piercing or tattoo.

Of all these things, we told him he can only do one!    VOTE! lol~

Seriously, Happy Birthday to the greatest son, drummer, and friend we know… our very own Dustin James!

~Happy 18th Birthday~


Join us in wishing good things for the Birthday Boy today!

Armored Flight – Behind the Scenes and Uncut

Armored Flight – Behind the Scenes and Uncut

Here’s some behind the scenes footage of went down in the recording studio while creating the “Just Do It” demo CD.  You’ll see how much fun these guys are and how much fun they had creating their music together as a family, and as a band. Enjoy!

These Songs Are Available Now
Take Me AwayLovin YouJust Do It

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Armored Flight Music – Now Available on iTunes

Armored Flight’s pre-release CD “Just Do It” is now available on iTunes. The band recently recorded a few songs in a Local recording studio with Masaki Liu as their engineer and producer.  After many hours of pre production and recording, the songs have finally been mixed, mastered, and sent off to CDBaby.com to be distributed on their site, iTunes, Rhapsody, and many others.


I’m so excited to finally have our songs on the Internet for friends to listen to and purchase” said Brandon Andersohn, the youngest member of the family band. “Dude, How cool” was the only response I could get out of the bands drummer, Dustin James as he rushed to his iPhone to check…

We hope you enjoy listening to the first few tunes that will be included in the Bands new album coming out sometime in 2010.  The new CD  will also include other potential hits like “All Out”, “All I Need”, “No Words” and “Bigger Than  Life” but in the meantime, we wanted to share these with you. Enjoy!

Take a listen here: Take Me AwayLovin YouJust Do It

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America’s Got Talent auditions Armored Flight Guitarist Brandon Andersohn

America’s Got Talent auditions Armored Flights Guitarist “Brandon Andersohn”

It’s official, we received the email yesterday that Brandon Andersohn, Armored Flights 13 year old guitarist extraordinaire will be auditioning for the producers of America’s Got Talent on January 23 & 24th, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA.  This is exciting news for both Brandon, and his family Band more popularly known as Armored Flight.  As a “teen with a dream,” we’re hoping to see Brandon go “All The Way!”  Will America see and believe he’s “Got Talent?”  We think so!

Actual email from AGT5 –

Date: 12/17/09 Hi Brandon,

We’ve just released FIVE more audition cities that we’ll be invading in the New Year.  SAVE THE DATES of January 23rd and 24,th 2010 for your Los Angeles Audition. Don’t miss your opportunity to wow our producers LIVE IN PERSON!

In the next several weeks you will be receiving your audition confirmation email with the date, time, and location of your audition along with details concerning any and everything you may have questions about. Your audition will be here before you know it!  SAVE THE DATE!

So in the meantime, TIGHTEN UP THAT ACT!  You gotta’ be ready to BRING IT in front of our producers!

Good Luck!
America’s Got Talent

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So to all our friends, family, fans, listeners and followers, we hope you’ll support the Armored Flight Family “Rock” Band, and especially Brandon when it comes time to place your votes.

He not only wants to pass the audition, HE WANTS TO WIN!!

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Concert and a Movie in Vacaville, CA – The Jim Meyer Film Festival

A Concert and a Movie in Vacaville, CA – The Jim Meyer Film Festival and Armored Flight

It’s usually Dinner and a Movie on a typical Wednesday date night in December, but not this time.  Armored Flight has been asked to do a concert in conjunction with a new movie being released this week.  A concert in a theater?  YES!  The band will be opening up for all the guests, cast, crew and visitors coming to see the “New” release and other short films being presented.   There are over 150 expected to arrive.  There may even be limo’s, red carpets, and lots of flash photography in Vacaville CA this week.  The Theater is expecting nothing short of a spectacular event and turnout for the Jim Meyer Film Festival.

Description: “The Bailout” All Carmen wants to do is settle down with Bill,  a nice wealthy Congressman.   So when Bill decides to break off their affair and go back to his wife and 5 kids, Carmen is devastated. In her final act before the termination of her employment with Bill, Carmen decides that the latest and greatest “Bailout” before Congress  might need a little re-write before being voted on. Who’d notice an extra million dollars going to an ex-mistress?  Come and share an evening of short films produced and directed by Jennifer Brugman , Jason Morris, Vert Wright, Jim Meyer and others.

Brenden Theater in Vacaville will be hosting “The Bailout” along with several other great short movies , Wednesday December 16th at 7:15 PM.  Cast and crew are free.  You can bring one friend if you are cast or crew.  Tickets for everyone else are only $7 to cover the cost of renting the venue.  To purchase tickets before they are all gone…. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/90333 We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Come enjoy an evening out with a “Concert and a Movie!”

For more information, contact the Brenden Theater

Jim Meyer Film Festival

Type: Music/ArtsPerformance
Network: Global
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time: 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Location: Brenden Theatres 531 davis Street Vacaville CA 95688

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