Since birth, David Frankel always had musical and rhythmic inclinations. His parents, Don and Sheila, tell the story of him as a baby doing a dance they labeled “Doin’ The Dave” while listening to music or watching TV with music in it. Sure, lots of babies will move around when they hear music, but when David would bounce up and down (Doin’ The Dave), something was different; he had rhythm. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to his parents, as his father, Don Frankel, is a musician. Don taught David music, and introduced him to incredible sounds from all over the world, and all throughout the history of time. As a kid, his parents would record songs that he and his sister, Kimberly, wrote on tape, including David’s classic, “My Blue Cap” (try finding THAT anywhere. Limited edition, y’all.) Having the training and genes he got from his dad for music, as well as performing, motivated David from early on to create and perform.
Always involved in music throughout school, David focused primarily on drums and percussion, while always observing, learning, and trying out any and every instrument he could get his hands on. When his dad purchased some music recording equipment, David was quick and eager to learn everything he could about it. His love for recording and producing his own music started early on. He was a member of a few different bands growing up, most notably as the drummer and musical saw player for the band Moses Campbell, who recorded the album, Who Are You Who Is Anyone.
When the band decided to part ways, David kept on writing music, but gave a lot of focus to his other passions, which included filmmaking and acting. He attended California State University, Northridge as a Film Production major, honing in on his directing and writing abilities, and would later take acting classes with Paul Barry, and graduated from the Second City Conservatory, where he would eventually meet Apartment 27 Records co-founder and artist, Pat Weston, and Apartment 27 artist, J.Lynn.
David never stopped pursuing music throughout this time, whether it was finding opportunities to score his and his friends’ films, or writing and recording music. Things became much more serious when David and Pat decided to start their own record label, as they saw the flaws in the current music industry, and sought to change the way music business was done.
Cut to lots of time and hard work later, and David has released his first EP, 'Filler Noise To Fill The Void', as well as the first wave of songs from his album, ‘Please Don’t Let It Go…’ - Not to mention his work in producing music for the Apartment 27 Records roster, Pat Weston, J.Lynn, and Shaun Allen, and others. He plans on making music and art forever.