Kids That Fly is an alternative pop rock band that formed out of the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2018.


Their music is heavily inspired by contemporary alternative rock, citing acts such as The 1975, Weezer, and The Black Keys as some of their main influences.

The band is known for their passion, and engagement during live performances and has been featured in multiple media sources including BuzzMusic LA Magazine.


The four-piece act never fails to draw in a crowd with their tastefully catchy songs, and electrifying energy during shows. Kids That Fly has proved their vast potential and is truly an act to watch.

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So here comes a new generation of alternative music from Connecticut with Kids That Fly, four college friends from UConn graduating in 2021 during the pandemic. Their sound is both fresh and timeless. Their music would be at home in England or New England. Yes, fellow Connecticutian Rivers Cuomo of Weezer is perhaps an influence one might recognize in their driving uptempo music, but they also reach across the ocean to current Britpop (the singer has family in Liverpool) like Catfish and the Bottlemen or the 1975. Radio friendly bops or bangers, either way you say it, means these are the songs for youth in the summertime. 


A quick scan of the Wikipedia page for Connecticut musicians was enlightening. We expected to see John Mayer but ended up being surprised to see so many other notables like Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Liz Phair, Moby, MGMT. This is just a small list it turns out. 


Check out Kids That Fly, who have already generated over 2 million streams on their song Kiss Her You Fool and released their hit single Trouble on May 14th.

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  • Kids That Fly at The Bowery Electric
    Kids That Fly at The Bowery Electric
    The Bowery Electric
    Aug 14, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    The Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Headlining for Too Many Leaders and sgmaniak.
  • CT Music Series
    CT Music Series
    Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
    Aug 18, 7:00 PM
    Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Blvd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
    Presented By the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
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UCONNIC Music Festival
Spring Weekend
UCONNIC Music Festival

"Whether you’ve heard their name in passing or you stay up to date with their latest performances, the four-piece student band Kids That Fly has already made their mark on campus with their music."

The Daily Campus