Calista Carradine and The Living Flame





The hard-hitting Blues band, “The Living Flame” was founded by lead singer Calista Carradine and award winning bassist, John Schayer.

Through a mutual friend, I met Calista at a musical free-for-all in Hollywood, California a few years ago. Since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to hear Calista and “The Living Flame” on a number of occasions and I loved them every time.

It is of no surprise that Calista has talent, her Father was the famed Actor/Musician David Carradine and her Mother is Choreographer Donna Carradine.

With an early desire to pursue the Arts, Calista studied both singing and acting. She studied voice with Seth Riggs and Dennis Parnelle, and developed her acting career while working with Stella Adler and John Barrymore. In addition, Calista is a very talented songwriter in her own right. At present she has placed material in more than eight feature films. As of late, Calista has been putting her energies into the Blues band “The Living Flame”.

By her side on stage is John, winner of three Best Blues/Rock releases with “Jay Gordon and the Penetrators”. John Schayer is one of the original Penetrators. He was also nominated for Bass Player of the year at the South Bay Music Awards.

John is a seasoned musician/songwriter who in addition to working with “Jay Gordan and the Penetrators”, has either performed or recorded with the likes of the Bob Welch band, Sly stone, Glen Campbell, Ozzy Osbourne and Latin composer Ruben Martinez. As a songwriter and lyricist, John creates the proper balance for the group “The Living Flame”. The group also has placed material in two Independent Films.

The band “The Living Flame” consist of its founding members, Calista and John and several other guest talented guitarist who may vary from time to time.

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