Theory Of Flight

Theory Of Flight

 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

A Recent article in Las Vegas Weekly said it like this........ Their music sounds how flying feels: close your eyes while you listen and you might be soaring through a dusky sky. Underneath the drum and bass lies a smoothly shifting ocean of symphonic melody. Jennifer Grafiada Las Vegas Weekly




While The Six Piece Unit of Friends Has Racked Up Gigs At Local Hotspots Like The House Of Blues, Hard Rock Hotel and Diablo’s Cantina, Tracks From Their Popular 2008 EP ‘A Brilliant Display’ Spun On Numerous Vegas Rock Stations And Various College Outlets Across the U.S.

Melodic rock powerhouse Theory of Flight ( may hail from the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” but like their fellow desert dwellers Panic At The Disco and The Killers, the longtime friends—first a three piece, now a dynamic six piece unit—find that their explosive energy is just too intense to be confined to The Strip and its surrounding area.

Both airplay and gig-wise, Vegas has been a great proving ground for the band (, which was formed in 2007 by frontman Beau Hodges, lead guitarist Vince Casas and bassist Joey McMahon. Vince had the vision of making TOF a six piece unit from the start, and soon added Tyler Williams (drums), Stephen Goodrum (rhythm guitar) and John Colombo (key) to the fold.

While TOF has been cultivating a growing fan base with explosive live performances at hotspots like the House of Blues, Hard Rock Hotel, Diablo’s Cantina and Jillian’s, tracks from their 2008 six-song EP A Brilliant Display have received significant spins on every significant rock station in town, including alternative giant Area 108 FM, KOMP 92.3 and X107.5 FM.

All of this has laid a perfect foundation for the upcoming release of their highly anticipated full length debut Within Reach.

One of the ways TOF is breaking beyond their geographic foundations is working in L.A. with producer and engineer Mark Needham, whose miles-long resume includes everyone from Fleetwood Mac and The Killers to Cake, Chris Isaak and My Chemical Romance. Needham is perfecting the five tracks from the EP that will be on Within Reach, as well as mixing the seven new tracks, including the expected first single, the powerful love song “Next To You.”

“Working with a legendary figure like Mark presents a huge opportunity for us,” says Goodrum. “It’s kind of a long story how we hooked up, one of those ‘we know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy’ things, but long story short, this person submitted our EP to him and he loved it the minute he heard it. We had wanted to work with him and were so honored when he agreed to do the project. We chose the name Theory of Flight to embody the idea that we want our music to be an inspiration to people, to encourage them to never give up. And now Mark is a great part of that story we’re able to tell.”

Hodges points out that while the final tracks are mixed by Needham, taking TOF to the next level sonically, all their songs are initially arranged and produced “in-house” by Casas.
“We all have unique musical backgrounds, so with six guys, you’re bound to have some disagreements on occasion,” Hodges adds. “So we decided early on, if we want to resolve these issues quickly, the buck needs to stop with Vince, who’s the most experienced musician of all of us. Theory of Flight lives up to its uplifting name because we are all very close friends in addition to being musicians who are very dedicated to our craft and to further developing our career.”

Considering the backgrounds of all the band members, perhaps it’s not surprising that though the band formed in Vegas, TOF doesn’t exactly embody the glitzy, glamorous, hedonistic lifestyle the town is famous for. Their origins are uniquely scattered, actually--Hodges is originally from Alaska, Goodrum (a veteran international touring artist) from Ohio, Casas from Maryland, Williams from Seattle and Colombo, a longtime studio musician and engineer, from Nashville. Casas graduated from Greenville College of Music, while McMahon has a finance degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Naturally, McMahon was tapped to handle all of Theory of Flight's finances!

Despite the diversity of their musical backgrounds, the guys in TOF all agree that, even before they’ve “made it big,” it’s great to give back whenever they can. In March, they conceived, hosted and headlined “Rock For Freedom,” an event in the parking lot at the new Red Rock Harley Davidson dedicated to getting people to come out and support the recent deployment of troops from Nevada—the largest in the state since World War II.

The midtempo ballad “Burn On,” an uplifting song about pressing on and overcoming adversity and honoring the innocent in a dark world gone mad, was partly inspired by their young friend Brandon Raynor, who died of leukemia caused by the chemo required to fight his brain tumor. The band’s friendship with this boy led to a longstanding association with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. They performed a concert last year for the organization’


Maybe in this world EP 2007
Brilliant Display EP 2008
Within Reach LP 2009

Set List

Set List is 30-50min
This Nights for you
Goodbye Tonight
Set the night on fire
Can't you see
Burn on
Worthless symphonys
Like you do
One last call
Next to you

Hysteria "Muse cover"