by Ye Jin Lee
Flame, a touring band made up of musicians with disabilities, shot a music video in Raider’s Cove at FM Feb. 4.
The members of the band and Lexington Center, an agency that supports people with developmental disabilities, performed the song “Welcome” during their shoot according to
Cindy Markowicz, regional communications manager at the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
The musicians of Flame have disabilities ranging from autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, blindness and paralysis.
Michelle King, the lead singer of Flame, said as she sings “Welcome” she hopes as a society individuals can understand diversity and welcome those regardless of their differences.
Flame was created in 2003 during a talent show put on by Lexington. The band’s members give hope to individuals with disabilities and their families by performing their songs more than 70 times per year in the Northeastern area.
Their repertoire includes more than 100 classic rock, pop, country and blues songs from the past 50 years, as well as some original tracks. In their 13 years of work, they have produced five albums and a single.
Their new video will be out in March.