David Laflamme/ It's A Beautiful Day
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David Laflamme/ It's A Beautiful Day

Cotati, California, United States

Cotati, California, United States
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Famous for their song "White Bird", a melancholy ballad that stood out not only for its memorable vocal melody and "seize the day" message, but also for front man David Laflamme's
slow-burning violin solo. Multiple albums were laced with classic cuts such as "Hot Summer Day", "Bombay Calling," "Girl With No Eyes", "Wasted Union Blues", "Time Is", "Dolphins",
"Misery Loves Company", and many more you'll remember. Today the band performs the music of It's A Beautiful Day along with newer material, moving effortlessly from an almost folksy
sound to ethereal jazz to psychedelic to straight on rock & roll performing selections from three new CDs and over seven of their previous albums. The show is enhanced with David Laflamme's delightful reminiscing of the San Francisco Summer of Love Days and 40 plus years of performing. The current band boasts the longest continuous lineup of 8 years with 4 of the 6
members going back 25-40 years! David LaFlamme on violin and vocals, Linda LaFlamme vocals, original drummer Val Fuentes, 28 year veteran Toby Gray on bass, Rob Espinosa on
guitar and Gary Thomas on keyboards.

David LaFlamme's intrigue in the violin started at an early age. In 1945 at the age of four – before he could even read -- he asked for his first violin. By the age of 17, he was recognized for his genius in music, serving as first violin soloist in the Utah Symphony. By the late 60s LaFlamme started as an icon in the San Francisco Fillmore East and West underground music scene, his music growing to an international groundswell in less than three years. LaFlamme's group, It's A Beautiful Day, broke through the pop charts with a platinum album of the same name, forever immortalized by the hit song "White Bird", which stayed on Billboard's Top 10 chart for several weeks.

David LaFlamme and It's a Beautiful Day's second album, Marrying Maiden was followed shortly after by It's A Big Bad Beautiful Day, It's a Beautiful Day at Carnegie Hall, It's a
Beautiful Day Today, and 1,001 Nights. All were on the Columbia/Sony Record label. From there, he continued songwriting, and produced solo album White Bird + Inside Out, with Strawberry Records producing Creed of Love.

He has performed with a wide diversity of music's best, including Billy Joel, Santana, Chuck Berry, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Jimmy Hendrix, and dozens of other international stars. Years later, his timeless music still resonates as a unique contemporary blend of rock, bluegrass, and classical music.

International superstar violinist/singer Vanessa-Mae's 2002 world tour opened and closed with her arrangement of LaFlamme's "White Bird". On the heels of Mae's unveiling of It’s a Beautiful Day's 60s platinum hit, Lorenza Ponce's debut CD features yet another version of "White Bird". The emerging solo artist is also a violinist with Sheryl Crow.

The never-ending international popularity of LaFlamme's music is keeping the artist busy with performances from New York to his home state of California. LaFlamme's music has also served as a backdrop and theme music for such major motion pictures as Contact, A Walk On The Moon, and Jerry Seinfeld’s movie, Comedian.

Today, David Laflamme, along with his band (David LaFlamme-violin and vocal, Linda LaFlamme-vocal, Val Fuentes-drums, Rob Espinosa-guitar, Toby Gray-bass guitar, Gary Thomas-keyboards and Michael Prichard-percussion) are performing nationwide, attracting their strong fan base as well as another generation of music lovers.