Y FLY 2 LONDON is a band from New Jersey, The USA; whose iconic release of their “Just Say No” EP
forever changed the local music scene in the 80’s. This re-release by Bongo Boy Records is exciting as
this EP received rave reviews like Billboards published on April 24, 1986: “New Jersey quartet on
homegrown label has a big sound that combines hard rock chops with pop ears. There’s enough promise
to merit attention from established label. Best Track “Just Say No”.
Y FLY 2 LONDON consists of Nick Destefano on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Chris Hopp on Lead
Vocals, Rob Beaupre on Bass and Bill McCloskey on Drums. The band’s songwriting which is a
unique mix of hard rock and pop helped secure major radio airplay and with the release of their
music video “Just Say No” the band was seen on MTV and TV stations across the USA.
The EP was produced by the late great Benjy King; longtime keyboardist for Scandal and Patty
Smyth, his incredible production on this record gave the independent release the attention
from media outlets worldwide.
Special guests included the Miami Horns Mark Pender, Stan Harrison, Ed Manion and Mike
Spengler from Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie’s band. The incredible performance by this
horn section on “Don’t Runway” helped give the release of “Just Say No” credibility. Also James
Lewis from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Donnie Kisselbach, bassist for Alice Cooper
contributed to this EP.