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Band Member

Phone: (518) ***-****  HQ Phone
Flame
465 N Perry St.
Johnstown, New York 12095
United States

Company Description: Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, is capturing the world's attention. n 2003 the band, from Lexington -...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • master's degree
48 Total References
Web References
Flame Biography - Flame
www.flametheband.com, 20 June 2013 [cached]
David LaGrange
Hope House Matters » 2009 » December
hope-house.org, 1 Dec 2009 [cached]
Band member David LaGrange is blind and mentally disabled. He grew up in an institution and had a passion for rock 'n' roll.
"The Iron Butterfly, Led Zeppelin, sometimes I listen to AC/DC," LaGrange, Flame's drummer, said.
LaGrange studied music and earned a master's degree, but he was told to give up his dreams of becoming a rock star.
He persevered, and for him, the band's success is a dream come true.
...
"Our disability will not stop us," LaGrange said.
News - Flame
www.flametheband.com, 24 Dec 2008 [cached]
Drummer David LaGrange is led to his kit with his cane hooked over his elbow. Nick Robinson wheels up near the curtain, his electric bass across his lap.
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LaGrange, though blind, hears the reaction from the crowd over his drums. He can sense the spotlight.
"I can feel the warm heat on me," he says later. "It makes me feel good."
LaGrange, 50, and bassist Robinson chug out a steady rhythm as Flame performs more than a dozen chestnuts from "Proud Mary" to "Mony, Mony.
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LaGrange came up with the band's name after being inspired by the Special Olympics torch.
Hope House Matters » Blog Archive » Flame’s musicians: disabilities inspire our music, not limit it
hope-house.org [cached]
Band member David LaGrange is blind and mentally disabled. He grew up in an institution and had a passion for rock 'n' roll.
"The Iron Butterfly, Led Zeppelin, sometimes I listen to AC/DC," LaGrange, Flame's drummer, said.
LaGrange studied music and earned a master's degree, but he was told to give up his dreams of becoming a rock star.
He persevered, and for him, the band's success is a dream come true.
...
"Our disability will not stop us," LaGrange said.
...
[...] Extension Gloversville NY 12078 Phone: 518-725-1915-Demolition- call to see if they have salvage ...Hope House Matters Blog Archive Flame's musicians ...The upstate New York band's members live with conditions that include Down syndrome, ... LaGrange [...]
Band member David LaGrange ...
abilityspecialists.com, 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
Band member David LaGrange is blind and mentally disabled. He grew up in an institution and had a passion for rock 'n' roll.
"The Iron Butterfly, Led Zeppelin, sometimes I listen to AC/DC," LaGrange, Flame's drummer, said.
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