The Flairs

The Flairs

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The Flairs are a 21st century band ready to take the world by storm with their catchy, hook-laden rock songs harkening back to the days of ‘80’s metal and punk, sweetly flavoured with a whole-lotta attitude.

Biography

The Flairs are a 21st century band ready to take the world by storm
with their catchy, hook-laden rock songs harkening back to the days of
'80's hard rock and punk, seasoned with a whole-lotta attitude!

Vancouver based band, The Flairs, created quite the buzz with their 2004 debut
EP, described as being a magical blend of youthful spirit and
undeniable talent by a group determined to unleash their vision on an
unsuspecting public. Those starving for real living, breathing punk-coloured
hard rock with smart pop sensibilities will eat this up for any meal.
The Flairs are on a kick ass mission to rock out even harder with
their new full length CD, 'Shut Up and Drive.' The first single and
video was a spin on Skid Row's "18 & Life", which
received airplay on rock radio stations across North America as well as
rotation on Much Music. Shortly after this, The Flairs embarked on an
intense 14 week summer tour, which took them across Canada, the US,
and impressively, Indonesia! The powerful presence of The Flairs once
again created a big enough buzz on MTV Asia, Indonesiar TV and the
Soundrenaline Festivals, where upwards of a whopping 90,000 people
attended. To date, The Flairs have released 4 other successful
videos from the cd 'Shut up and Drive' including 'Sorry For Lovin'
You', 'Falling Into Pieces', 'Ready to Roll', and most recently,
'Stinger'.

After virtually growing up in their previous pop/punk band Tuuli, and
opening for bands such as The Donnas, Disturbed and rock legends Cheap
Trick, Dawn Mandarino (vocals and guitar) and Jen Foster (drums and
vocals) decided it was time to form their own band. The Flairs story began in
the summer of 2002 when Dawn and Jen met Bif Naked's guitar slinger,
Gillian Hanna (lead guitar and vocals) as they played North American
outdoor festivals and concerts. All three found common ground, added
Gillian's brother Ryan Hanna (bass), and the band was officially born.
The Flairs attribute their unique sound to their individual
influences. Dawn's love for bands like the Ramones and Garbage, Jen's
ska-influenced punk in the vein of the Dance Hall Crashers, and the
Hanna's passion for heavy guitar rock groups like Metallica, Guns 'N
Roses, Stone Temple Pilots and Led Zeppelin. In the mix they have
created a sound The Flairs can truly hail as their own. The new album is
fast, loud, and extremely addictive, 'Shut Up and Drive' literally
kicks this band up a notch into overdrive and gives us a taste of what
The Flairs music is really about.

Having created such a raw, vibrant buzz across Canada, The Flairs
constant touring regimen has included a successful run with rock
legend David Lee Roth, highly praised performances at three
consecutive Vancouver's New Music West festival, and sold out shows at
Toronto's NXNE and Canadian Music Week. They have also showcased at
New York City's esteemed punk rock venues, Los Angeles' International
Pop Overthrow Festival and headlined the ROCKRGRL Music Conference in
Seattle. Most recently, The Flairs have just returned from their
1st, and very successful 2 week European tour in April 2008. This
took the band to a new level as they traveled across France and
Belgium sharing the stage with punk legends, The Buzzcocks. The Flairs
are a forceful live act that continue to
expand their already rabid fan base with passion, intensity and
a power that can melt faces! The Flairs are definitely a force to be
reckoned with!!

JOIN THE FLAIRS FAMILY NOW!!!

Lyrics

Stinger

Written By: The Flairs

I don't need guidance
to show me where to go
There would be no reason
Some things you always know
When did it become so hard to endure
Since I started over for the first time I don't know

Am I good enough
To have all that I want
It takes a lot to make me feel something really strong
Am I good enough
To be all that I'm not
It takes a lot to fight for the place that I belong

I know that times have changed
Your truth is hard to hear
You're the voice I'm forced to face
And it's ringing in my ear
You should be the one who's on my side
Why do I not listen when my gut says it's not right

Am I good enough
To have all that I want
It takes a lot to make me feel something really strong
Am I good enough
To be all that I'm not
It takes a lot to fight for the place that I belong

In my heart it takes control
Overcomes confusion in my soul
I try so hard to get back up but there's just nowhere to go
Just no one to keep me strong
Just no way to get there on my own

I know I need you
You've made it clear
So everybody else won't touch me
Everyone's in fear

Sorry 4 Loving You

Written By: The Flairs

Just as I trust you out of nowhere it's too late
I accept the fate that you used me
You made me break in an unfamiliar way
But you won't get what you want from me and now you'll have to pay

I'm sorry 4 loving you baby
I'm sorry 4 making you crazy
But now you'll feel my pain
I'm sorry 4 loving you baby
I'm sorry 4 making you crazy
But I won't go away

You shouldn't dry my tears and tell me it's okay
When I know you've got much more to lose
And if you hate me, refuse me, run away
It won't be the things you took from me but all of you I'll take

I'm sorry 4 loving you baby
I'm sorry 4 making you crazy
But now you'll feel my pain
I'm sorry 4 loving you baby
I'm sorry 4 making you crazy
But I won't go away

You will never be the one to break my heart

Now it seems too much to handle me
And you won't be coming back for more
I'm not so sure not the victim like before
Not easy like you thought I'd be and I won't be ignored

Under My Skin

Written By: The Flairs

It came along and took me by surprise
I said I wouldn’t have the time
Just unaware of what’s inside
You know the way under my skin
You take advantage of the way I hoped that I’m the one that things might change for

You will never be whatever all I want you to be
You will never be whatever all I ask you to be

Now things are falling into place
A path I didn’t want to take
Got nothing left to hold onto
The mess I’m in the middle of
The one I’ll never get out of
The one you let me keep on sinking into

You will never be whatever all I want you to be
You will never be whatever all I ask you to be

I’d never blame you
You know I never will
But I’ll make you feel the way I feel
I’d never blame you
I’ll only hurt you
I’ll make you feel the way I feel and now you do

The guilt that fills me with despair
It’s all too early for the wear
When all the patience isn’t there

You will never be whatever all I want you to be
You will never be whatever all I ask you to be

You will never be whatever all I need you to be

Discography

Shut Up and Drive (Pacific/Warner/Burnside)
Release Date: June 13th across North America

The Flairs EP - Released November 2004

Set List

The Scene
Ready To Roll
Falling Into Pieces
Stinger
Under My Skin
Runaway
Poison Love
KKK Took My Baby Away (Ramones)
Stay the Same
Drive By
Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)
Destroyer
Nothing To Lose
Sorry 4 Loving You
Forgotten
18 & Life (Skid Row)