“Flight Attendant delivers an experience.” - RollingStone Magazine

Frequently called a “sonic unicorn” in a city that is celebrated for its bustling – albeit crowded - music scene, Flight Attendant is the kind of band that has listeners getting out of their seats and into their full, upright positions.  

With their power-pop hooks and infectious energy, this Nashville-based fivesome isn’t just ready for take-off; they’re already at cruising altitude, preparing to penetrate the bounds of the Earth’s stratosphere. 

Serendipitously coming together through similar interests – not the least of which is fine wine - Flight Attendant is comprised of Karalyne Winegarner (Lead Vocals, Keys); Vinny Maniscalco (Vocals, Guitar); Nikki Christie (Vocals, Viola); Derek Sprague (Drums); and Peyton Rodeffer (Vocals, Bass).

A certified sommelier originally from Kansas City, Karalyne met Vinny – an award-winning bartender – while the two were working at a popular Nashville restaurant. Nikki soon joined the team, bringing a new sensibility from her hometown, Los Angeles. It didn’t take long before the three decided to form a band, discovering their shared love of playing music over late-night wine tastings. They soon recruited Derek – their Boston-born, lager-loving drinking buddy – to play drums, and then Peyton - a bartender at a French restaurant across town with Nikki, was the last to join and the final songwriting piece to this band’s sonic puzzle. 

Since their inception, Flight Attendant has released a collection of singles including “Man of Chaos,” which was described by several media outlets as one of the best singles of 2020, and in 2024 their single, “Therapy Couch,” caught traction with heavy rotation on terrestrial radio stations across the US. 

The band has played sold-out shows in major cities around the world from Nashville to Boston, to Munich, Germany. They have graced the stage of the Tomato Arts Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, Austin’s famed South by Southwest, and Kansas City’s Boulevardia Festival, with many more stages on the horizon.

Often compared to bands like Queen or Florence and the Machine and influenced by many of their favorites from Caroline Polachek to Trent Reznor to Cage the Elephant - , Flight Attendant continues to reach new heights, particularly when they perform live. 

 “Karalyne commands your attention like Freddie Mercury working the crowd in an arena,” proclaimed Glide Magazine. 

In 2022, Flight Attendant released their self-titled debut album, produced by Grammy Winning engineer and producer, Charles Yingling, and after 2 years of touring and honing their sound and image - Flight Attendant is ready for their next step toward sonic certainty. 

In 2024, Flight Attendant has been hard at work  in the studio preparing their Sophomore album - set to release this Fall. Working with up-and-coming Swedish producer, and fellow bartending friend, Anders Flemming - the band’s next album is going to be an exciting step forward. 

“I want to write an album, where if I’m out at a bar, having a good time - then I’d wanna stop and find out what that song is and who the artist is,” shares Vincent. “​The more we work on recording, the more elevated the whole process becomes. We are finally strong enough in our image, sound, and brand that we are ready to take it to the next level.”