Happy Daze now on iTunes
Inspired by the words of Liverpool poet Peter Grant featuring 10 new songs penned
by Steve Macfarlane and Billy Hui with additional words by Gary Millar. The album’s
title is based on Peter’s poem of the same name and Happy Daze the poem became Cherry
Blossom the song - hence the Chinese writing on the front cover translates to Cherry
Blossom. Both Steve and Billy live in Liverpool, the home of the Beatles. Steve originally
from Greenock in Scotland is now an adopted scouser and Billy is British born with
Chinese parents. They recently performed for multi million selling artists Neil Sedaka
and Michael Bolton.
Steve is co-owner of Parr Street Studios, the home of Coldplay’s first 3 albums.
His main day job is as Director of one of the world’s largest software companies.
Billy is an actor, radio presenter and classically trained musician. Happy Daze was
arranged, engineered & produced by Steve Wright with the help of his lovely wife
Viv at Y Dream Studios in Wales. Whilst Billy played the keyboards, all other instruments
are the work of Steve Wright. Backing vocals are Gary Millar & Steve Wright. Gary
has also been involved at every stage of development and is particularly proud of
his work on the oriental mix of All The Tea in China and the final mixes of Heart
Scare and Sideboard Picture
Thanks must go to Peter Grant for kicking the whole thing off; Cathy Roberts, Jim
Connolly, Billy Butler & Roger Lyon from BBC Radio Merseyside, Joe Riley, Margaret
& John Harry, Lyn & Tom Staunton, Steve & Viv Wright, Ken Dodd (for inspiring Remember
When), Neil Sedaka (for his inspiration) and special thanks to Gary Millar, without
whom none of this would have happened.
Listen to samples of all 12 tracks and download from iTunes using the links below.
Pop into Parr Street Studios and pick up a copy of Happy Daze