Clear For Takeoff

Rocks Like: New Found Glory, This Time Next Year, The Starting Line

Check Out: 'Line Of Fire' EP

Although Clear For Takeoff had their first practice during the summer of 2009, the members had deep ties long before then. As kids, guitarist/vocalist Brendan Biondi and pianist/vocalist Marc LaMartina trained at the same martial arts school, then reconnected more than a decade later when each of their own bands split. CFT added bassist Joey Enste and drummer Joe Whiting to the mix, with each member influencing the band’s music, which they hope will help makes a difference in the world. “Just watching the news and seeing some of the horrible things going on drives us to keep making more music,” says LaMartina. “We want to be an outlet for our fans and give them an opportunity to forget about the challenges they face every day, even if it’s just for three and a half minutes.”