The 14 Year Old Guitar Extremist

The JS1200 Ibanez signature series guitar by Joe Satriani, what any guitarist wouldn’t give to own one.  Now for a 14 year old guitarist to be dreaming of owning one is another story, and here it is.  This is a guitar that has been the apple of this child’s eye for quite some time.   If you’ve ever seen “The Christmas Story” then you know how bad someone can want something and how fun it can be to surprise them with the gift of their dreams.  This was the case for Armored Flight guitarist Brandon Andersohn and it was no red rider BB gun.  A Christmas dream come true.

Not long after seeing and meeting Joe Satriani at a guitar clinic held at Guitar Center in San Francisco, CA. this young “extremist” decided to follow his dream and made a commitment that music and guitar were going to be his life.  One day, he’d be a professional guitar player just like his mentor Joe Satriani.  The inspiration and motivation instilled in this young man by Joe that evening is evident in this song and video.  That “one day” that he has dreamed of may already be here.  The candy apple red guitar resonates his heart and passion and displays his gifts and talents for both the eyes and ears.

Inspired by Joe Satriani, Brandon Andersohn performs “Always with me, Always With You

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☛ America’s Got Talent – Armored Flight Passes The Audition ✈

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“CONGRATULATIONS! Based on the video you have submitted, YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF AUDITIONS! YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO US VIA EMAIL WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS!”

✉  These were the exact words in the email we just received from the casting staff and casting producer at NBC’s AMERICA’S GOT TALENT SEASON 5! You can’t begin to imagine how exciting this is for us?!?   OMG, the excitement and emotions are running wild in the Andersohn home right now, and can hardly be expressed or even put into words.

This is a HUGE honor, privilege, and opportunity for our family and band. We’re nothing short of elated, flabbergasted, and floating on clouds right now.  Here’s the audition video we created while recording this song in the studio, and then submitted it for this seasons show.

✍  When we received word that we had passed the first round of auditions and are now going on to the next round, life and time seemed to just stop right there!  The only comparison that comes to mind is like finding out you just won the Lottery! We know that tens of thousands are turned away from AGT all over the country every year, and to be selected as a “next round” contestant makes us very humbled, and yet very proud.  Shoot, we are down-right STOKED!

The first thing we did when we found out was call the kids schools and ask that the principles announce it in each of their classrooms.  Brandon’s teacher announced it right in front of the whole class, while Dustin’s teacher walked into class and slipped him “the note.”  I can only imagine that concentrating on their classes the rest of the day after getting news like that must have been close to impossible.

So now we go on to the next level of auditions and if we make it past that, we go on the show and compete for the $1,000,000 dollars and a chance to be the Winners of America’s Got Talent Season 5. This is a dream come true. This is already a big win for us.  Just getting past the first round of auditions and making it to the next round could be one of our greatest accomplishments ever.  This is the beginning of some very exciting times ahead for us.

We love America, and hope they’ll love us back enough to vote for us, and help us win AGT5 as “America’s ONLY Family Rock Band!” We’ve got some serious hard work and lot’s of practice and rehearsals ahead, so we’ll be signing off for a while.  Don’t worry, we’ll be back very soon with an update and the latest news on what’s happening with this new journey and adventure of ours. Thanks AGT and thanks America!!  ★

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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.

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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!!

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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?

Real Estate RainCamp “Rocked” in San Francisco

Over 400 Real Estate Industry Professionals attended the Real Estate RainCamp held at the UCSF Conference Center in San Francisco, CA.  The conference was a “Full-Day” packed with information and education helping attendees learn and understand everything from Social Media to Networking,  Advertising to Blogging, and SEO much more!

Armored Flight was the “Special Guest Band Surprise” who had the opportunity to play and share the day with all.  Social Media and Blogging on Twitter, FaceBook, and even ActiveRain were the platforms where some of these great comments  were picked up and shared all over the Internet yesterday.

The two youngest folks in attendance were Brandon and Dustin, the brothers who created and started the band “Armored Flight” with their parents, and together, they “ROCKED” the house at RainCamp SF – 2009!

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CA_Real_Estate: The show is about to begin at #raincamp 😉 – 1 day ago from web · Reply · View Tweet
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susangoulding: Raincamp starts with “eye of the tiger”. Great energy – 1 day ago from Tweeterena · Reply · View Tweet
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SFHOTLIST: #RainCamp Love this live Rock Band. Totally from Seattle! Eye of the Tiger or eye of the storm? Time will tell. – 1 day ago from web · Reply · View Tweet
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doverbey: Just hugged @BradAndersohn at #raincamp Awesome! He and his family rocked the opening with “Eye of the Tiger” http://brizzly.com/pic/L9F -1 day ago Brizzly · Reply · View Tweet
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greenbungalows: A rousing finale to #Raincamp thanks to Brad’s family! #activebrad http://tiny12.tv/HITXT – about 17 hours ago from TweetDeck · Reply · View Tweet
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Thank you to all who came out to San Francisco for RainCamp, and for also supporting our “Family Rock Band” from the Bay Area.  Our goal was to get everyone fired up and excited for the event.  You ALL made the day a total success, and helped make our dream for the day a rewarding and fun REALITY!  Sincerely, the Armored Flight Band and family thank you all!

Armored Flight at UCSF – Opens and Closes RainCamp Conference

Armored Flight at UCSF – Opens and Closes RainCamp Conference


It was a great honor and privilege to “Kick-Off” the Real Estate RainCamp
event held at the UCSF Conference Center yesterday in San Francisco, CA.  The warm welcome and reception from those in attendance was FABULOUS!!

Armored Flight was the First on stage to welcome more than 400+ Real Estate Industry professionals to the tune of  “Eye Of The Tiger”, and they were last to leave the stage with a positive out-going message from one of their original songs called “Just Do It!” “The day and event went great and according to the plan” said Armored Flight spokesperson and Lead Singer (and mom) Debra Andersohn.


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Comment by Rita Sinclair:

Hi Brad,  I was at yesterdays camp in San Francisco, fantastic information and what a great family you have, to hear your group play and your wife sing, wow, spectacular!

Comment by Jim Cheney Your Rincon Valley Realtor:

You and your family kicked ass in San Francisco yesterday! You guys all sounded great. You have very talented kids!

Comment by  Tina Farinas REALTOR®, ABR®, e-PRO (MagnumOne Realty)

“Hello …I was there as well and still excited about all the tools that was shared at RainCamp.  I also have the “Eye of the Tiger” videotaped.  Gotta give it to Brad and his family.  They truly ROCK!! “

Email From: Chris Fisher of StagersLISTWebsites.com

Subject: Great job yesterday (Sent via Activerain) You have a lovely family, it was nice that you let them share their talent with us. What a fun thing to share as a family too!

Amy Boxer commented On FaceBook

“watching Brandon and Dustin rock it now ! Raincamp in SF!  Woohoo!  you rock man!”

Comment by Anna “Banana” Kruchten

“Yes Brad and his family rocked the house down! That was so cool to see the boys doing so well – loved that part. And his wife has a beautful voice.  That was such a fun treat.”

Comment by Sally Dunbar

“RainCamp was great, but the Andersohn family band was the best.  They ROCKED.  I decided I was born into the wrong family.”

“We want to thank everyone for having us and for all the love and support you showed us through out the event and entire day.  As a family band playing just good old fashioned straight up “Rock and Roll”, you really made our entire family feel like we were part of yours, and you, part of ours. This was one of the “BEST” performances Armored Flight will always remember, not because of us, but all because of you.  We loved San Francisco and RainCamp, but we love the people even more!”

Armored Flight songs will be available on CDBaby, iTunes, Rhapsody, and many other on-line music sites starting mid to late December 2009.  We hope you’ll take a listen, and maybe even make a purchase.

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Armored Flight CD Demo Now Available!

We finally finished our DEMO CD at One Way Studio. Engineer/Producer Masaki Liu did a fantastic job helping us put this together. The DEMO is titled “Just Do It!” and features 3 of the bands original “Rock” performances.  “Take Me AWay”, “Lovin You”, and “Just Do It!.”

The CD will be available on CDBaby.com and iTunes in the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can order a copy directly from the band here on this site.  If you’d like to get a copy of “Just Do It!” CLICK HERE, and you’ll be taken to our order form.

Here’s some photos from the recording studio in Benicia, CA.

The band looks forward to returning to the studio in January to complete their final compilation of original recordings to be released to the public sometime the second quarter of 2010.  Armored Flight will be appearing “Live” on December 2nd, 2009 at the UCSF conference center in San Francisco, CA. for a Real Estate Conference being held by the Largest Real Estate Social Network in the world.