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Liverpool, UK


Parr Street Studios

33-45 Parr Street

Liverpool L1 4JN

Sunday 17 February 2013








‘Steve Macfarlane has a fabulous voice’ Neil Sedaka

© copyright 2012 Steve Macfarlane - website design Gary Millar (garymillar@btinternet.com twitter @garymillar)

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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.

Happy Daze 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 awesome work of Steve Wright. Credits for backing vocals go to Gary Millar & Steve Wright. In fact, Gary has also been involved at every stage of each song’s development and is particularly proud of his fine tuning the oriental mix of All The Tea in China and the final mixes of Heart Scare and Sideboard Picture.

Music Steve Macfarlane & Billy Hui

Lyrics Steve Macfarlane, Billy Hui & Peter Grant *Additional Lyrics Gary Millar

Vocals Steve Macfarlane Backing Vocals Gary Millar & Steve Wright

Keyboards Billy Hui All Other Instruments Steve Wright

Engineer, Arranger & Producer Steve Wright Associate Producer Viv Wright

Recorded at Y Dream Studios, Wales

Executive Producer Gary Millar

Publisher © CCUK Ltd Parr Street Music

Thanks 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.

Track Listing

  1. Cherry Blossom
  2. Never The Right Time  
  3. Heart Scare
  4. All The Tea in China
  5. Autumn Encounter*
  6. Recurring Dream
  7. Cliche Time
  8. Remember When
  9. Sideboard Picture
  10. Two Moons