David Flack

"Not Your Typical Average" band

I took guitar lessons in 2007 and began playing at a monthly coffee house in Bancroft called "Chameleon's Cove". A few years later I started writing my own songs and was active on Singsnap and continued to play at open mic's including the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton. It was there that I met Frances Locs and Raphael Keelan who would later join me at Grant Avenue Studio where we recorded a debut CD in 2016 called "Not Your Typical Average" and an EP in 2018 called "Cranberries In Song". In the preceding years to those recordings, I created and hosted a "Yuk It UP at the Arlington", portions of which are on my You Tube channel. Also, I was instrumental in bringing the Art of Peace Festival to Thorold and attended many folk music festivals and coffee house type events. Our latest show, with my band "David Flack & the Paradigm Shifters" was at an Earth Day Festival outdoors at Beyond Montessori School in St. Catharines. Hopefully this event will become an annual tradition. I was able to bring a number of my musical contacts to this show which emphasized mainly local, indie, female singer-songwriters. Over the years I have given support to a number of so-called "emerging artists" whose music may be described as folk-roots-Singer/Songwriter-indie. I am a big believer in artists helping artists.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a powerful means of connecting with others and has proven health benefits.

What is your music dream?

To foster another collaboration of musical talent reminiscent of the phenomenon that was "Perth County Conspiracy".

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Nature - clean water, clean air, more trees, survival of species.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"She Loves You", the very first Beatle song I heard.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jadea Kelly, Scarlet Jane, Annie Sumi, Melanie Peterson, Emm Gryner, Dayna Manning, Nicole Craig, Perth County Conspiracy, Fred Eaglesmith, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Moody Blues, and so many others.

What inspires you to make music?

Other musicians mostly.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

We need to regain a closeness to nature and learn to get together and love one another.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Appreciative when they listen.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

There should be more opportunities for emerging artists to play in locations such as parks and farmer's markets and shopping malls where the artists get paid for their efforts.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble has awesome potential and I hope it gets a lot more people involved so that the potential is realized.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Loud talking during a performance and an idea within the public that music should always be free for them.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

By attending shows at local cafe's, showing up at open mic's, and sometimes becoming part of an artist's fundraising campaign for a new album.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

An ability to make the time to talk to their fans and offer rewards that are more inter-active.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Jadea Kelly, Andrea Ramolo, Annie Sumi, Melanie Peterson, Nicole Craig, Raphael Keelan, Frances Locs (Song), Katey Gatta, Sandra Kroe, Sabrina Soares, Angela Saini, Lora Ryan, and the list goes on (check my You Tube channel or find me on facebook for more recommendations).