Multi-award winning recording artists The Flummies have been performing as a group in this province for more than 30 years. The music of The Flummies has become synonymous with the culture and diversity of the province and also represents the Inuit culture of Labrador. The band consists of Alton Best (vocals/acoustic guitar), Richard Dyson (accordion), Tunker Campbell (vocals/electric guitars), Leander Baikie (vocals/acoustic guitar), Sim Asivak (bass), and Ray Montague (percussion).
Over the past three decades from their home base of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, The Flummies have performed in many provinces and territories of Canada and have also played in Germany. On the heels of their national television release documentary, LAB-Originals (Bravo! Canada and APTN), the group recently gave their fans twelve brand new songs on their eighth studio album, The River.
Their songs, known as "happy music", are inspired by the Labradorian way of life, and are a combination of accordion flavoured folk and contemporary country rock - inspirational in both soft seat theaters and in the dance hall. The award winning group has been honoured as Aboriginal Artist of the Year by both the Music Industry of Newfoundland and Labrador and the East Coast Music Association and has been inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council's Hall of Honour.