MP3 Steve Macfarlane - Happy Daze (feat. Billy Hui)
Inspired by the thought provoking words of Liverpool poet Peter Grant this ground breaking album features 12 self penned songs with additional words by Gary Millar. A new Liverpool sound with a mix of emotional ballads and stunning orchestration.
12 MP3 Songs in this album (37:34) !
Related styles: Easy Listening: Ballads, Easy Listening: Orchestral Pop, Solo Male Artist
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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”.
About Steve Macfarlane & Billy Hui
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 Mr Neil Sedaka and Michael Bolton. Steve is co-owner of Parr Street Studios, the home of Coldplay’s first 3 albums and also co-owner of STUDIO2, one of the UK’s top jazz & live music venues. He is also a Director at one of the world’s largest software companies. Billy is an actor, radio presenter (BBC) and a gifted classically trained musician.
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 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.
Thanks from Steve & Billy to Peter Grant for kicking the whole thing off; to Louise & Toby Hui, 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. Finally thanks to you for thinking about buying this CD.
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