Following their BBC Radio 2 debut last night – the new single ‘Heartbreak Handshake’ from First Time Flyers is OUT NOW!

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Following the announcement that First Time Flyers will be performing at C2C Festival in London next month, the band release their new single ‘Heartbreak Handshake’! 
‘Heartbreak Handshake’ got its first radio play last night on Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 show! The band are now in rehearsals for their live debut at Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London where they will perform across three stages. Zac Brown Band, Lady A and Thomas Rhett will headline the festival, which takes place 10-12th March. Having launched the band last month, Tim, Poppy, Vicki, and Jake are thrilled with the response so far and are excited to share what is currently in the works. Keep your eyes on the band’s social media because First Time Flyers are only just getting started!

When asked about the story behind the song, the band said “A mutual mistake. Heartbreak Handshake talks about a relationship two people enter into knowing full well it it won’t work. It explores temptation in a head vs heart situation, giving into the inevitable heartbreak to feel something intense and real – if only for a short time.”


Artist – 
First Time Flyers

Release – ‘Heartbreak Handshake’ (single)

Release Date – 17th February 2023

Written –  First Time Flyers & Beth Keeping 

Produced –  Tim Prottey-Jones

Mixed –  Adrian Hall

Mastered –  Andy Hippy Baldwin (Metropolis) 

Vocals – Poppy Fardell, Vicki Manser, Jake Morrell & Tim Prottey-Jones

Guitars – Jake Morrell & Tim Prottey-Jones

Bass – George Price

Drums –  Max Saidi

Programming –  Tim Prottey-Jones

Keys & Percussion – Tim Prottey-Jone

Artwork Credits – Declan Creffield (Photography) and Chris Porter (Artwork)


About First Time Flyers

When 4 best friends decided to combine their experience of standing ovations at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, a wealth of West End theatres, as well as their history as major label artists with numerous national tours & Radio 2 playlisting under their belts, the results were always going to be exceptional.
Vicki, Jake, Poppy & Tim have an undeniable ear for feel good melodies, wrapped in the warmth of 4 part harmony. A band made up of 4 lead vocalists & multi-instrumentalists, First Time Flyers are the ultimate self-starters, welcoming into the mix their music production skill set, alongside their eye for concept & design with everything they do.
The quartet are the epitome of band mates. Long-time friends & collaborators, their energy, personalities & connection come from a safe place of feeling comfortable in each other’s company & they always bring that rapport to the stage, welcoming in audiences & media to their inner circle.

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