About David

Guitar Player - Singer - Songwriter
Entertainer - Producer


Most babies are born either head or feet first, but David came into the world guitar first. Guitar player since before he can remember, 30 year-old David Pestrak has since become a quadruple-threat by adding singer, songwriter, and producer to his list of musical talents.


Though he is a first-class musician, David is most often described as an entertainer. His style crosses between traditional and modern country music, with some classic rock influence as well. Combined with his clever lyrics and wit, crowds are lead through an array of emotions on any given night. He takes a great amount of pride in what he writes, in every note he plays, and in every moment he is on stage.
 
Wedding Singer
At age 14 David auditioned for, and was selected, as the lead guitarist for an established Winnipeg wedding band. At such a young age, playing with very talented musicians with years of experience really helped push David to the musician he is today. For twelve years, he spent his summer-weekends travelling across the Canadian prairies, sharpening his musical talents. This experience gave David the chance to experience multiple genres of music, and allowed him to establish a unique sense of versatility.

Songwriting
After several years of playing cover songs, David decided it was time to start telling his own stories through song-writing. His main passion in music has always been country music, even growing up, “when country wasn’t cool”, as Barbara Mandrell sang. One of David’s main goals in his songwriting is authenticity – you can hear his personality in the songs he writes, and truly feel it when he performs.

David has a varied range of songwriting influences: from the honesty of Jamey Johnson to the wittiness of Brad Paisley. These influences are evident on his first album, which includes a diverse collection of songs such as: YEARS AGO, which is based on a true story; FASHIONABLY LATE, which has a few twists that you won’t see coming; DRIVEWAY, which is a song written about his driveway; and fan-favorite, I MISS YOU TOO (The Guitar Song).

CD Release & Radio
David's versatility is apparent on his debut album, "YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET", which was released on November 23, 2012 to two SOLD-OUT shows at the Park Theater in Winnipeg.
David recorded part of his album on the famed Music Row, in Nashville, TN (as well as Studio 11 in Winnipeg, MB). David's first three singles off the album DRIVEWAY, YEARS AGO, and ALCOHOL ABUSE each made their way on to over 20+ radio stations across Canada!


Songwriting Influences:
• Brad Paisley
• Jamey Johnson
• Phil Vassar
• Ashley Gorley
• Kelley Lovelace
• Steve Wariner
• Garth Brooks
• Bill Anderson
• Eric Church
• Dierks Bentley
• Deric Ruttan

Guitar Influences:
• Brad Paisley
• Randy Bachman
• Randy Rhoads
• JD Simo
• Porter McCluster
• Zakk Wylde
• Eddie Van Halen
• Angus Young
• Mark Galbon 
• Buck Owens
• Vince Gill