Front Row Focus | The FRF Founder & Lead Photographer


It wasn't long ago, and Front Row Focus was just a distant idea in the heads of its founder, David Simchock.  Though David has been covering live music events together for other publications for the past few years, it was only recently that they seriously entertained the idea of publishing his own e-magazine.

Living in such a vibrant music city as Asheville since mid-2011, it has become easier and easier for him to convince himself that having his own gig was, indeed, the most logical way to further his career, and at the same time, do his part in further elevating the profile of the Asheville music scene, and the many artists, venues and support services that make it what it is today.

Officially launched in May 2014, Front Row Focus is quickly grabbing the attention of music fans and artists in the region, and they are already taking on other team members to contribute to the growth of the publication.  

Meet the Front Row Focus Founder

FRF Founder David SimchockFRF Founder David SimchockPhoto courtesy © Sandlin Gaither David Simchock:  David is a multi-dimensional photographer, artist, writer, professional vagabond, and wanna-be rock star all wrapped up into one. After leaving his corporate career at the end of 1999 to wander around the planet, he's since turned his passion for travel and for music into a flourishing career as a creative, with countless publishing credits in newspapers, books, magazines and websites around the world, while earning numerous prestigious awards, not the least of which has been the Independent Music Award for "Concert Photography" three years running in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

In addition to operating multiple photography-related business in Asheville, David is a volunteer staff photographer for the LEAF organization, and also contributes his creative services to other worthy organizations and causes.

You can learn more about David and his eclectic creative activities on his main photography website,


Front Row Focus Contributors

Over time, Front Row Focus will adding more contributors.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact us.