People Who Could Fly is a modern rock ‘n’ roll band based in Phoenix, AZ, drawing influence from acts such as New Politics, Guns ‘n’ Roses, The Black Keys, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. They formed in 2013 and have been hard at work making a name for themselves in the music industry. People Who Could Fly is best known for their catchy, energetic songs and their stellar stage presence and performances. They love what they do and have a blast putting on the best show they can. Once you see them play, you’ll be hooked!
James Mills (23) was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in business administration and marketing. James loves being creative in any way possible. When he isn’t singing with People Who Could Fly, he’s hard at work writing music, painting, sketching, playing with photoshop, hiking, and cooking. He also loves to nerd out on new technology by building his computers and microphones.
James’ favorite food is sushi, and he loves everything mango. He likes to listen to all kinds of music, but the bands he holds closest to his heart are Nirvana, Weezer, and Sublime. When James was in high school, he played guitar with Weezer for a show at the Arizona State Fair. Needless to say, it was a dream come true! Ever since that moment, he’s been devoted to experience the rush again of playing to a stadium full of 30,000 people.
In addition to singing, James plays guitar, bass, piano, and drums. Music is everything!
Find James on XBox Live to play a round of GTA5! LiveID: DriftingBug36
Hey there guys and gals! Fletcher (17) is the lead guitarist of People Who Could Fly known for jumping off Josh’s drums and playing guitar behind his head. He’s been playing guitar for 7 years with classic rock influences during his younger years he has now progressed to take inspiration from the psychedelicness of Cage the Elephant and the somber lyrical tone of Death Cab for Cutie. Fletcher would spend a free day reading, listening to his modest vinyl collection and eating his favorite food, pho. His favorite candy is Sour Patch Kids and he loves reptiles!
Influences: Cage the Elephant, Death Cab for Cutie, The White Stripes, Pink Floyd, Nirvana
Jacob (17) has been playing piano since the age of 3 and has been writing music since then. Over the years he has picked up numerous instruments but the one that stuck to him the most was the bass. Inspired by great bassists such as Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Victor Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Jacob learned to master the bass with heavy funk and jazz influences. He started performing in bands at the age of 12; his first band winning a battle of the bands. Jacob soon realized that he could contribute his talent on the piano to rock music. He used his classical training, deep understanding of music theory and composition, and influences of keyboardists such as Ben Goldwasser of MGMT and Magne Furuholmen of A-ha to write the keyboard parts of People Who Could Fly’s original songs like Alaska and The Villain. Jacob often plays both of his instruments at the same time during performances. Jacob has been on several radio stations throughout Arizona and in Canada. He has played in bands opening for Agent Orange and Eve to Adam. He has played at many venues throughout Arizona and The Viper Room in Hollywood, California.
Influences: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Led Zeppelin, Muse, MGMT, A-ha, Of Montreal
Josh (19) was raised in the village of Ahwatukee in Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at Arizona State University. Josh’s hobbies outside of drumming include sports, hanging out with friends, and learning computer programming languages.
Josh’s favorite color is pink as highlighted by his signature pink pants and headband combo. Josh has a mild obsession (not mild at all) with owls. His owl apparel ranges from his socks to his lamps to even his shower curtain. His favorite food would be chicken nuggets. Besides playing drums, Josh also plays the piano, the violin, and even the didgeridoo. His favorite part about being in the band is the comradery of his band members through the ability to share their common interest of music.
Influences: Blink-182, The Who, Rush, Avenged Sevenfold, The Glitch Mob, AWOLNATION, and Chvrches
Hey there Frequent Flyers now it’s Levi (17)! He is the rhythm guitarist for People Who Could Fly and has been playing since he was in 6th grade, so that makes 5 years! His main influences include Rush, Guns n Roses and Pearl Jam. He loves Rush and Pearl Jam for the inspiring and deep lyrical content and Guns n Roses for their raw musicianship. On a particularly boring Saturday, he loves to chill back, watch some Star Wars, and eat his favorite candy-Mr. Goodbar. He is currently a Junior in high school and swims on the Varsity Swim Team with his best friend and lead guitarist-Fletcher Milloy. Levi loves tortoises, cats, and sunny skies. In addition to the daily grind of school, swim, and friends, he also plays bass for Cornerstone Church’s junior high and high school services. Sometimes, Levi likes to drink piña coladas but then he gets caught in the rain by his mom. Then she yells at him.
Influences: Rush, Pearl Jam, Guns n Roses