On April 23/09 Fat, Happy and Blue completed the recording phase of their first album, Surreal Memphis Blue.
The new album is being promoted via the internet where it has been getting rave reviews. It is receiving airplay in Australia, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, the U.S. and of course, in Canada.
Fat, 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.
Formed in early 2009, for the express purpose of compiling andarranging songs for their Blues album, “Surreal Memphis Blue”, Fat, Happy and Blue com- bines a mix of excellent and seasoned musicianship and songwriting skills with energy and enthusiasm.
The recently released recording “Surreal Memphis Blue”, was co-produced by Tony Quarrington and Tony Laviola, with production assistance from Louise Peacock. This 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 composi- tions are fresh and original and showcase the combined writing skills of the band members.
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 serious.
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, 9, 13.14, 15 Tony Laviola on Acoustic Bass. Background and harmony vocals on tracks 7, 14 and 15. Terry Martell on Drums.
Visit the websites : www.broadjam.com/fathappyandblue; Homepage: http://www.fathappyandblue.com
Contact Fat, Happy and Blue
Phone (905) 625-9024
Funguy Productions #91047 - 666 Burnhamthorpe Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9C 2Z4
Lead vocals - Louise Peacock on tracks 1,3,5,7,9,11,12,13,14,15 and Tony Quarrington on tracks 2,4,5,6,8,10; Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar 6, 13, Mandolin 12,13, Percussion 7 & 8. Background and harmony vocals on tracks 7,9,13, 14, 15 - Tony Laviola - Acoustic Bass. Background and harmony vocals on tracks 7, 14, 15. Drums - Terry Martell.
The album was recorded live off the floor, at Euphonic Sound, in Toronto.