Happy and Blue is a songwriting coalition, based in Toronto, and
comprised of Tony Laviola, Louise Peacock and Tony Quarrington. Each
member brings their own special songwriting talent to the table.
They have just finished their first album, Surreal Memphis Blue
Formed in early
2009, for the express purpose of compiling and arranging songs for
Blues album, “Surreal Memphis Blue”, Fat, Happy and Blue combines a
mix of excellent and seasoned musicianship and song- writing skills
with energy and enthusiasm.
Louise Peacock originally
wrote all the songs - lyrics and music.
In 2007 she and Tony Laviola
began to rework some of them. In 2009 they got together with veteran
composer/arranger and multi instrumentalist, Tony Quarrington and they
formed Fat, Happy and Blue, and the revamping of the material became
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“Surreal Memphis Blue”, was co-produced by Tony
and Tony Laviola, with production assistance (and heckling) from Louise
album has the warm sound of a live recording and makes you feel as
though you were in the room with the musicians. The 15 original
compositions are fresh and original and showcase the combined writing
skills of the band members.
The band you hear on the CD
features Louise Peacock on lead vocals on tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12,
13, 14, and 15. Tony Quarrington on electric guitars, acoustic guitar
on tracks 6 and 13, percussion on tracks 7 and 8 and lead vocals on
tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and harmony and background vocals on tracks 7,
13.14, 15 Tony Laviola on Acoustic Bass. Background and harmony vocals
on tracks 7, 14 and 15. Terry Martell on Drums.
Tony Quarrington Website: http://www.tonyquarrington.com/
At this website you can
find out about where Tony is playing, where you can buy his CDs and a
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Fat, Happy and Blue
Tony Laviola and Tony Quarrington at a mixing session
Louise P at Metalworks open mic
Tony Quarrington ripping it up at the McMichael Gallery.....
Tony Laviola having a laugh at the Moonshine Cafe....
At the CD release ....
Tony belts out a song at the release
Serafim Lariviere and Louise at the CD Release
Dancing Pam with Louise at the CD Release