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Flagship Romance

Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
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"One And One Equals A Promising Career: Flagship Romance"

In 2010, Flagship Romance set sail in the music world launched by two gifted and seasoned musicians, Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. The duo, which has quickly caught on in Northeast Florida while gaining a national following, seemed destined in their liaison by musical as well as romantic fates… Read more at: http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=186755&p=66 - Arbus Magazine


"Flagship Romance Crowdfunds Path To Sustainability"

The main inspiration for us is the desire to become a self-sustainable music duo, making music for people who appreciate the art of it, and being able to make a living doing so in this confusing time for the music industry. We’ve both been signed to record labels, and know what NOT to do. The question we had to answer for ourselves was, “How can we approach this completely differently, and still have our integrity?” The two of us have been asked to be on shows like The Voice, and don’t want to compromise by going that route. We want to make the music that we love – the music that our fans love – and be able to use our musical platform to better the world. By having the opportunity to create a campaign on RocketHub, we feel that we really have the chance to be able to fulfill this desire.

Our experience has been quite a roller-coaster ride, so far! The day we launched our campaign, we had an influx of our supporters posting on Facebook, tweeting, texting us in excitement, and more! At the same time, we discovered that a group of musicians from our hometown were outraged about the fact that we’re not only asking to raise enough money to fund the recording of our album. The fact that we want to actually DO something with this new endeavor was incomprehensible to some. This is the way we look at it… Record labels no longer develop artists, or put faith in them. Who has faith in us? Our fans, friends, and families. Why not allow them to help fund our career (which makes them happily engaged and active participants), and in return, they receive our album, and other perks we offer? We’re thankful that our supporters feel the same way we do, and have contributed nearly 50% of our goal while we still have over two weeks left on our campaign!

Definitely absorb all of the info in RocketHub’s Crowdfunding School. What won us over to RocketHub, vs. other crowdfunding sites, was their attitude on how to succeed. Before reading this info we thought we were prepared, but realized that there was a lot of work to do, and a lot of emotional preparation to take (i.e. the lulls are normal!). You will get back what you put into it, so be ready to devote tons of time and energy to your project’s campaign. Look at it like it’s your second job. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and know that if you’re confident in your project, others will be, too! This blog post is an incredible tool for learning how to ask for what you want. - Flagship Romance - RocketHub


"Northeast Florida's 15 Best Musical Moments"

Second Annual Clean Water Music Fest,
Aug. 10, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Flagship Romance, comprising local music scene impresarios Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher, enjoyed one hell of a year. After selling out the January release party for their first EP, “The Fudge Session,” they crowd-sourced more than $25,000 in 30 days to record a full-length album in 2014. But Jackson and Fisher, who shelved their respective major-label solo careers after meeting cute and falling in love on both personal and professional levels, would quickly tell you that their biggest achievement was the Second Annual Clean Water Music Fest. Raising more than $24,000 resulted in direct action in Rwanda, where one of three large-scale gravity-fed tap stands will give 30,000 people access to clean, safe drinking water for the first time in their lives. Talent and hard work obviously play a part in Flagship Romance’s ever-growing romance — but obviously good karma does, too. - Folio Weekly


"One and One Equals a Promising Career: Flagship Romance"

In 2010, Flagship Romance set sail in the music world launched by two gifted and seasoned musicians, Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. The duo, which has quickly caught on in Northeast Florida while gaining a national following, seemed destined in their liaison by musical, as well as romantic fates… (read more at link) - Arbus Magazine


"Flagship Romance Heads to The Bitter End in the Big Apple, 12/14"

Flagship Romance, the folk/pop brainchild of real-life lovers Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson, is taking their unique interpretation of the male-female duo experience to the Big Apple this December. They will be performing at the legendary folk music mecca, The Bitter End, on Saturday, December 14th at 7:00PM.

They have routed a tour up to New York City in order to attend the charity: ball, the annual gala put on by the NYC-based organization charity: water. Fisher and Jackson have aligned their music career with the clean water cause by organizing the annual Clean Water Music Fest. Over the past two years, their multi-faceted charity event has raised over $35,000 for charity: water.

Flagship Romance will be using this tour to test out some of their newest material, which they'll be recording in the swamplands of Florida this winter. Do not miss your chance to catch these two troubadours in such an intimate setting. A Flagship Romance show is more than just an opportunity to hear two individually talented performers using their abilities to create something bigger than themselves. It is an invitation to witness an actual couple, with a shared passion and chemistry, doing what they love with whom they love. Their lyrics are representative of their own experiences, while the melodies and dynamics are a tribute to their actual emotions.

Read more about Flagship Romance Heads to The Bitter End in the Big Apple, 12/14 - BWWMusicWorld by www.broadwayworld.com - Broadway World Music


"Flagship Romance Dazzles Orlando Crowd"

Last summer, revered music zine Paste wrote an article featuring the 10 Best Bands in the state of Florida. While that article is a fair representation of some of the best talent in the Sunshine State, there was one giant and glaring omission: Jacksonville Beach’s Flagship Romance. A boy-girl duo in the vein of The Civil Wars, Delta Rae and Lady Antebellum, their dual harmonies and tender slices of indie folk remain make them arguably one of the most exciting under-the-radar musical acts in not just Florida but the entire nation.

Having already supported chart-toppers such as the Goo Goo Dolls and Mumford and Sons, to name a few, the supremely polished duo is more than on their way. Seen this past Saturday at Orlando’s The Social while opening for Caitlin Crosby and Jesse Ruben, they performed what was easily the best set of the night. Whether it was the deeply impacting love song “My Jolene” or the timeless melancholy of “Games of Sorrow,” there was a palpable sense that Flagship Romance are more than worthy of wider stages and greater acclaim.

On the impassioned foot-stomper “Strange Thing” and the leave-it-all-on-the-table slow-burner “Harvest,” dual vocalists Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher made the most of their all-too-brief set. Every concert has a statement moment and their ephemeral 30-minute set was a venerable call to arms for all those in the crowd. Flagship Romance will be something that much is certain, how and when they get there still remains to be seen.

Though Flagship Romance was the inarguable showstopper, the remainder of the bill wasn’t exactly a dud. Orlando native Matthew Fowler began the evening playing a confident and deft set of Damien Rice-inspired acoustic folk. Though he was visibly nervous and seemed a bit overwhelmed by the venue, his songs certainly made up for it. Be it the stripped–down version of The Cranberries ubiquitous 90s hit “Linger” or the placid fragility of “Beginners,” Fowler was equal parts ruminative, introspective and intimate. His set’s finest moment was the rising “Wear,” a song which plays off both his harmonica playing and his soaring voice.

Co-headliner Caitlin Crosby, a LA native, was arguably the Robin to Flagship Romance’s Batman. Her warm, confident and wholly accessible set vacillated gorgeously between melancholia and effervescence. Tackling dark themes such as human trafficking, drug use and narcissism, her set carried the most emotional weight. In between songs the bubbly blonde was chatty, upbeat and supremely comfortable. Highlights included the snarling blues cut “Gasoline,” the gospel-tinged Crack Me Open,” the lovelorn ballad “Consolation Prize” and the country strut of “You Make it Better.”

The last artist to take the stage was Brooklyn’s Jesse Ruben, an erudite and garrulous singer-songwriter in the vein of Matt Duke and Matt White. Though he played to a crowd of no more than 75, he did his best to keep the set entertaining. Unfortunately before the set could even gain momentum he was quickly distracted by a chatty albeit drunk couple and never once gave them a moment of peace. While it is one thing to scold listeners for cell phone use or fighting, his repeated barbs eventually derailed the set into a snarky and almost condescending character play. That is not to say that Ruben’s set was without winning moments. The soulful ballad “Different,” written for a homosexual friend, was star-making in every sense of the word. Similarly the strident “Point Me In the Right Direction” and the uplifting “We Can,” pointed towards something worth revisiting in future listens. Though much of his material mined the woes of heartbreak and failed romance, it was his non-romance songs that truly made the biggest splash.

If the evening had a true silver lining it was that the music served a greater purpose. With the exception of Fowler all three musicians performed sets in partnership with a non-profit passion project. Flagship Romance’s set was performed in support of Charity Water; Crosby’s supported The Giving Keys, while Ruben’s garnered interest for the Christopher Reeve Foundation. In an era when music appears to becoming more and more self-centered, this night of benevolence and acoustic-based songwriting was a perfect tonic from all the din and clutter that so often permeates the daily grind. - Local Heroes Today


"Jordyn & Shawn //Flagship Romance"

They say that romance is dead. Yet after two years together, one local duo is proving that pure and honest love is still possible in the post-post-modern digital age. And not just love, either, but collaboration and creation… the dreaded idea that you can actually work with your significant other.

Well, maybe it’s easier when your work is being a local music star. I’m of course talking about Flagship Romance, the folk/pop brainchild of Jacksonvillians Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. This talented twosome is a real-life love affair, both on and off stage. “It formed pretty organically, actually,” Shawn told me over a few beers at Bold Bean.



Shawn has been on a music trajectory for years now. In high school, Shawn released his first solo album, and I remember seeing him perform at local venues and coffee shops. He was always a great singer/songwriter, and music was his clear passion- not a passing distraction like so many things teenagers get involved in during their formative years.

Fast forward to a few years later, when I’m living in New York and heading down to the Bowery Electric in the East Village to watch Shawn pluck and howl with Southern pop band Son of a Bad Man. The group did very well for a few years- financing themselves through a few tours, and getting an entirely audience-funded album produced. Eventually, the band took an unexpected course for their die-hard fan base, and SOABM members were ready to move on to other projects.



And enter a fair-haired Yoko. Only kidding. Well, to SOABM lady-fans, she would be. Jordyn Jackson is a stunning young woman who has the presence of a star. “I started out by singing a lot of jazz,” she told me, “mainly covers. When I met Shawn, he started writing music for me.” The goal wasn’t to form a duo, but through the process of writing and singing out new songs together, the pair recognized a good match and moved forward as the newly-formed Flagship Romance.

“So we decided to record our first album,” Shawn says. “For the better part of a year, we just wrote and wrote- probably around forty or fifty songs.” They recorded the cream of the crop at Fudge Recording Studios, and released their first EP, The Fudge Sessions, soon after. “It was a great beginning, and our album had wonderful production values,” Jordyn tells me, “but what we heard from fans was that our magic was in live performance. People might listen to the album and think it’s great, but people don’t really get us until they watch us live.”

For the next album, the goal is to re-create the magic. “We’re going in this time to try and capture that sound,” Shawn says with a grin. “You could say it’s the opposite of what most bands do,” Jordyn laughs as her eyes sparkle. “Lots of groups try and capture a better sound when they’re in the studio by adding a bunch of bells and whistles- we’re gonna take those away this time.” At the time being, the band has decided to go low maintenance on both sound and distribution production. “Jordyn and I have both been on different labels, and there’s an amount of control you have to give up,” Shawn tells me. “At this point, we want to be the creatives behind our music.”

We talked about how hard it can be to be a young professional in the arts arena and be seen as successful. “Commercial success comes with a lot of strings attached,” Jordyn declared. “Right now, we’re able to play for an audience that loves what we do,” Shawn adds. It’s a sentiment that could sound fake coming from other people, but there’s just something so honest about these two that it’s almost impossible not to believe them. That sense of honesty, in both their love and their music, is what makes Flagship Romance a local band to really watch.

In the meantime, the Shawn and Jordyn have been incredibly busy. Flagship Romance is one of the hardest-working local acts I’ve ever seen. The press loves them, both locally and nationally, and all you have to do is take a quick visit to their Facebook page to prove it. Jordyn was recently on the cover of Void magazine, as well as named one of Buzz Magazine‘s Top 30 under 30 in the city.


The duo recently returned from a national tour just before the One Spark festival kicked off. “We were so tired!” exclaims Jordyn. “We had literally just gotten back in to town the night before, and all I wanted to do was sleep, but thank goodness we didn’t.” “Yeah,” adds Shawn, “One Spark was awesome.” Which is great to hear that a Jacksonville festival could stack up against venues in LA, New York, and the SXSW festival, all of which Flagship had just sailed back in from. “We do love it here, it’s our home,” says Shawn. “Jacksonville has been incredibly supportive of us.”

In fact, one of their latest music videos, Hit the Ground, is a bit of a love letter to the city. “For the shoot, we wanted to go to the places where Jordyn and I had our first dates,” says Shawn as he looks at Jordyn. One of the date locales was the Florida Theater, a - Somewhere In The City


"SECOND ANNUAL "CLEAN WATER MUSIC FEST" HOPES TO MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER SPLASH"

Flagship Romance, a rising folk duo based out of Jacksonville Beach, FL, is determined to make the second annual Clean Water Music Fest an even bigger success than its inaugural year. The duo, comprised of Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher, organized this event in order to raise funds for and awareness about the worldwide water crisis. All of the proceeds from the Clean Water Music Fest go directly to the charity: water organization. With the help of the Fest's title sponsor, VENUS Swimwear, and numerous local businesses, musicians, and individuals, the inaugural Clean Water Music Fest raised close to $12,000. This went on to provide two entire communities in Malawi with clean water and basic sanitation for the next 20 years.

This year's event will take place at the renowned Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Saturday, August 10th, 2013, from 1pm to 11pm. Some recent additions to this year's festivities include a farmer's market, and a local food truck court featuring Mother Fletcher's, Corner Taco, The Hyppo Popsicles, On The Fly, and the debut of The Swedish Bistro, who will all be giving a portion of their sales to the cause.

Returning this year will be the impressive silent auction and raffle, filled to the brim with the best items + services that local businesses have to offer. The Clean Water Music Fest also features a full day of music entertainment, with local acts SUNBEARS!, organizers Flagship Romance, The Dog Apollo, Chico Lobos Band, The Rubies, Sam Pacetti, Four Families, Oscar Mike, Dalton Cyr, and Northe. charity: water a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 100% of all public donations directly fund water projects, and they prove every dollar using photos and GPS coordinates on a map. - Movement Magazine


"Bartram high grads organize Clean Water Music Fest"

Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher, Flagship Romance duo, hold benefit Aug. 10 in Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Bartram high graduates Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher, who make up the musical duo Flagship Romance, have organized the second annual Clean Water Music Festival.

The Aug. 10 benefit event takes place in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach.

In places all over the world — Africa specifically — unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause more deaths each year than all forms of violence, including war. This is according to charity: water, a non-profit organization that raises funds to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Charity: water also states that there are 800 million people in the world without access to clean drinking water.

The festival aims to raise funds for and awareness about the worldwide water crisis with all proceeds going directly to charity: water.

“The buzz is just crazy this year,” said Jackson of the event to be held from 1 to 11 p.m.

“We raised $12,000 at the inaugural event with over 700 in attendance — that was four times our goal.”

The funds raised have been allocated to provide two communities in Malawi with clean water and basic sanitation for the next 20 years.

This year’s Clean Water Music Fest will feature a full line-up of live music with Northe, Dalton Cyr, Oscar Mike, Four Families, Sam Pacetti, The Rubies, Chico Lobos Band, The Dog Apollo and headliners Flagship Romance and SUNBEARS!.

There also will be a “farmer’s market” with local crafters and artisans selling goods, food truck court, raffle with musical instruments from Crazy Dave’s Music and silent auction featuring over 150 items such as custom surfboards, gift certificates, skateboards, tickets to The Player’s Championship, helicopter ride from Infinity Helicopters and recording time donated by Fishtank Records.

Venus Swimwear is covering 100 percent of all production costs, so more money can be donated directly to charity: water.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 that can be made via the event’s website, cleanwatermusicfest.com, by clicking on the “ticket” tab, or at the door on the day of the event.

For a free ticket, make a donation at the Clean Water Music Fest campaign page: www.mycharitywater.org/cleanwatermusicfest2

For more information, go to www.CleanWaterMusicFest.com.

MUSIC LINEUP

SUNBEARS!: 9:45-10:30
Flagship Romance: 8:40-9:25
The Dog Apollo: 7:35-8:20
Chico Lobos Band: 6:30-7:15
The Rubies: 5:25-6:10
Sam Pacetti: 4:30-5:00
Four Families: 3:40-4:10
Oscar Mike: 2:50-3:20
Dalton Cyr: 2:00-2:30
Northe: 1:10-1:40
KID FRIENDLY

Clean Water Music Fest is a family-friendly event and will feature a blow-up bounce house and obstacle course for children.
FOOD TRUCKS

Mother Fletcher’s
On The Fly
Corner Taco
The Swedish Bistro (debut event)
The Hyppo Popsicles
Farmers Market

4 to 7 p.m. Lovingly organized by our friends in the Growers Alliance Coffee Company - St. Augustine Compass


"Clean Water Music Fest Brings Music And A Message"

It's a startling realization for us insulated Americans: diseases from unsafe water and the lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

A basic need we may take for granted in this country, simple clean water, can change lives around the world.

You can be part of the movement to bring clean water to developing countries at a great event happening this weekend.

The 2nd annual Clean Water Music Fest will feature local bands, a gourmet food truck court, a farmers market, plus a great silent auction and raffle. It's happening Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Local band Flagship Romance created the inaugural event last year and are hoping for an even bigger turnout this time.

"One-hundred percent of the money raised will go toward building fresh water wells in Rwanda. That's a country where a child dies every 19 seconds due to water-borne illnesses," says Flagship Romance singer Jordyn Jackson.

You can snag a free ticket to the festival by making a donation to the cause here.

Fun Fact: If only you and a friend came out to the second annual Clean Water Music Fest, it would give one more person safe, clean drinking water for the next 20 years! - First Coast Connect


"Caught in a Flagship Romance"

On the cover of Void Magazine Music Issue, June 2013.

http://en.calameo.com/read/000273939b5c591ed7846 - Void Magazine


"Water, Water Everywhere"

READ AT: http://trendmag2.trendoffset.com/publication/?i=168929&p=18 - Jacksonville Magazine


"A Clear Vision Through Clean Water"

Leonardo DaVinci once said, "In time and with water, everything changes." The Jacksonville Beach-based duo Flagship Romance decided to invest their time and energy to help thousands to realize the benefits of clean water... READ MORE AT: http://www.eujacksonville.com/eu_08-13.pdf - EU Jacksonville


"Music + Charity with Flagship Romance"

http://issuu.com/ladedamag/docs/ladeda-july2013-sm - La De Da Magazine


"Flagship Romance drops anchor Dec. 21"

Jack Rabbits and X102.9 continues their 12 Days of Christmas concert series with a quintuple bill of local acts, including Five Out Four, kLoB, HILLvalley, and some dude from Charleston thrown in just to mix things up, December 21, 7–11 p.m. at the San Marco club. Tickets are $8 in advance.

As for me, I’m most looking forward to seeing Flagship Romance. Formed by Son of a Bad Man lead singer Shawn Fisher and jazz/pop chanteuse Jordyn Jackson, the pair are like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for your ears: two great voices that sound great together (and if that doesn’t sound like a quote for the old press kit, I don’t know what does). To put it in less caloric terms, Jackson is a more beautiful, and Fisher a less scruffy, American version of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová—but equally as talented and captivating. - The Specktator


"CLEAN WATER MUSIC FEST"

According to water.org, 3.575 million people die each year from a water-related diseases. That is equal to the entire city of Los Angeles.

Instead of just burying their head in the sand, local band Flagship Romance — comprised of musical and romantic duo Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher (lead singer of Son of a Bad Man) — are hosting the first annual Clean Water Music Fest Aug. 25 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

The event will feature live music and raffle and silent auction with donations from dozens of local businesses. The goal of Clean Water Music Fest is to raise money for charity: water, a non-profit organization that brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Compass: How did Flagship Romance get involved with Clean Water Music Fest?

Jordyn Jackson: We’ve always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives with our music. Making music can easily become a selfish ambition, so we like to stay grounded by writing positive messages and helping people any way we can with our talents. Our friend Chico Lobos, who will also be playing the Clean Water Music Fest, suggested that we organize a big concert to feature some of the local Jacksonville talent . . . we loved the idea, and decided that the best way to make it happen would be to organize a charity event and approach local venues with the idea.

Compass: What does it mean to you, personally, to be a part of this event?

J.J.: A few years ago, I became aware of the water crisis worldwide. When I heard that almost 1 billion people on this planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water, and a mere $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years, I realized it was so easy to make a change in this horrible statistic. I began giving up my birthday, and creating a campaign via charity: water’s website to raise money for clean water wells in lieu of birthday presents. Last year, Shawn gave me the best birthday present ever - he approached Angie’s Subs and asked them to donate their famous iced tea sales on a certain day to my birthday campaign. The campaign raised $2,689! Shawn has since become very passionate about the water crisis, so we decided that together, by organizing this event, we could seriously make a dent in the problem. We’re hoping to raise $5000, which is the average cost of a water project, which will give 250 people access to clean drinking water.

Compass: If people can’t make the event or would like to do something additional, what do you suggest?

J.J.: We’re suggesting that people donate at least $10 per person to get into the event. Since the economy is so bad right now, a lot of our fans and friends aren’t able to spend any extra money. We’ve taken $1 for pre-sale tickets, but we’ve also been given $500 for a ticket! We want people to come to the event, whether they’re able to donate a lot or not - every little bit helps. And by being at the event, they will learn more about the water crisis, and hopefully become as passionate about it as we are! Plus, we have some amazing donations from local businesses that will be in our raffle and silent auction.

Clean Water Music Fest will be held Aug. 25 in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Doors open at 3 p.m. and event begins at 4 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information on charity : water, go to www.charitywater.org. For more information or to make a donation to the campaign, go to www.mycharitywater.org/cleanwatermusicfest. A minimum donation of $10 is recommended and will get you a free ticket to the event.

MUSIC LINE-UP

4:30 p.m. Dudes on a Rug
5:05 p.m. JacksonVegas
5:40 p.m. Don’t Sigh Daisy
6:25 p.m. The Chico Lobos Band
7:10 p.m. Flagship Romance
8:10 p.m. Lucio Rubino Band
9:10 p.m. Son of a Bad Man
10 p.m. Silent auction winners - St. Augustine Record


"Clean Water Music Fest Saturday at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall"

Music has the power to polarize. When it’s mixed with activism — which it often is — people’s egos sometimes get chafed, they become defensive or aggressive, and any hope for a common cause can be lost, say Jacksonville-based musicians Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson.
But music also has the power to unite. That’s what the couple, who perform together as the folk-pop duo Flagship Romance, are hoping will happen on Saturday Aug. 25, at their first Clean Water Music Fest. They’ve been organizing since March, and the event at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is a donation drive for the New York-based organization charity: water. The nonprofit provides clean water sources to communities in developing nations.
“I’m not a fan of musicians using music to polarize people. There’s a better way,” Fisher said. “Bringing people together for a common cause to help others is what we’re trying to do.”
The official campaign goal is to raise $2,500, but their personal ambition is to double that amount. A typical community project costs about $5,000, and serves about 250 people with a sustainable source of clean water. If proceeds from the Clean Water Music Fest reach $5,000, it will fund a whole project.
The festival is not about politics, the couple said. It’s about community activism, good music and a positive message.
“There’s enough negativity going on in the world right now,” Jackson said.
The concert will be headlined by Fisher’s Southern pop band Son of a Bad Man, and Flagship Romance will also take the stage. Others performing are singer-songwriter and guitarist Lucio Rubino, the pop-rock group Don’t Sigh Daisy, folk-rockers JacksonVegas, Latin guitarist Chico Lobos and his band, and the teen group Dudes on a Rug.
For admission to the concert, go to mycharitywater.org/cleanwatermusicfest and make a donation. Your name will be placed on a guest list that will be at the box office the day of the show. In addition there will be a silent auction and raffle supported by local businesses.
For more information on charity: water, go to charitywater.org.
Heather Lovejoy: (904) 359-4539


Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/music/2012-08-16/story/clean-water-music-fest-saturday-ponte-vedra-concert-hall#ixzz265Q8xpcP - The Florida Times Union - jacksonville.com


"Clean Water Music Fest Surpasses Donation Goal"

When Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher of Flagship Romance began organizing the Clean Water Music Fest held in Ponte Vedra on August 25, their goal was to raise $5000 to provide families in need with clean drinking water. Before the event even began over $2000 was raised in online donations. Thanks to generous donations, raffles and an impressive silent auction over $10,000 was raised by the end of the evening.

There was much more to the Clean Water Music Fest than just fundraising. A packed Ponte Vedra Concert Hall featured a sampling of Jacksonville area bands ranging from youngsters Dudes on a Rug to Don't Sigh Daisy, Jackson Vegas, Lucio Rubino and of course the popular Son of a Bad Man. The Chico Lobos Band, who traveled from Los Angeles to be a part of the festivities, was instrumental in fostering the idea of a showcase for local bands which eventually turned into a fundraiser. One of the evening's highlights was the premier of Jackson and Fisher's new Flagship Romance video for their song "Treason."

The overwhelming success and impressive turnout for the inaugural Clean Water Music Fest touched Jackson and Fisher deeply as they thanked the many volunteers, sponsors and attendees. For more information about Charity Water and what you can do to help please visit their website. - Examiner.com


"Flagship Romance feature in Jacksonville Magazine"

Flagship Romance (aka Jordyn Jackson and Shawn Fisher) aren't just talented singer/songwriters. They're also passionate humanitarians as witnessed by their organization of Clean Water Music Fest. This benefit, dedicated to making clean, safe drinking water for everyone on the planet, also features performances by Son of a Bad Man, kLoB, and JacksonVegas. Instead of tickets, organizers are requesting a $10 minimum donation on mycharitywater.org/cleanwatermusicfest. The music starts flowing on August 25 at 4 PM at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. For information, call 209-0399 or visit pvconcerthall.com. - Jacksonville Magazine


"Flagship Romance - Jacksonville Duo Creates For A Cause"

All music has a purpose. Maybe its purpose is to evoke emotion, to explain a story, to express love or pain, to get people dancing, or even to just generate money and ratings. There are numerous purposes music hopes to accomplish. One we don't hear of all too often, though, is to help those less fortunate. Flagship Romance sets out to do just that. *more at URL, pages 62-63* - Void Magazine


Discography

  • The Fudge Sessions (EP) - 2012

  • Fee Fie Foh Fum (CD/DVD) - 2014

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Bio

Flagship Romance consists of recently-married singers-songwriters Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend. 

Since the release of their debut EP, The Fudge Sessions, in January of 2013, Flagship Romance has toured the US multiple times, making stops at legendary venues such as The Bitter End in New York City & multiple performances at the historical Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. The duo has also been a part of some great festivals including MagnoliaFest, SpringFest, Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, the Florida Folk Festival, & the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival. 

In addition to traditional venues & listening rooms, Shawn & Jordyn are quickly becoming mainstays in the growing house concert scene, & were named 2014's Artist of the Year by the Concerts In Your Home Network.

June 2014 saw the physical release of Flagship Romance's ambitious new CD/DVD, entitled Fee Fie Foh Fum. The stripped tracks on this new album consist of full-takes, with no splicing or tuning. Given the intimate, yet energetic quality of their live performances, this new record is a raw, real, & organic experience. In addition to the album, Fisher & Jackson invited a team of professional cinematographers to travel with them and document the entire recording process. The behind the scenes documentary features the studio performances, the duo’s love-laced back-story, & the beautiful nature surrounding the home-studio. 

Flagship Romance has aligned their musical career with the clean water cause. Since 2012, Shawn & Jordyn have raised over $125,000, via their annual Clean Water Music Fest. 100% of the funds are being used to provide safe drinking water to villages in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mali, & 

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