Sharp, sassy, funny and building a following across North America.
The Good Lovelies are not your run-of-the-mill "all girl"
band. At a time when too many of us are affected by gloom, doom and
recovering from recession these three women are the perfect antidote.
Recent winners of the 2010 Juno for Roots Album of the Year and of the 2009 New Emerging Artist Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards- the Good Lovelies are making waves across Canada.
The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri
Ough and Sue Passmore, all of them best friends and refugees from solo
careers. Described as folk-roots and western swing, the Toronto-based
trio rely on unerring three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs and,
onstage, convulsively funny repartee.
The Good Lovelies played their first show in December of
2006. Since then, they have quit their jobs, toured coast to coast
numerous times, played countless house concerts, festivals, folk clubs
and coffee houses, and released three albums.
The first album, released in 2007, is a five-track EP,
called "Oh My!" and features the playful single "Taboo." In January
2009, the Good Lovelies released their first full-length self-titled CD
which contains 11 finely-crafted original songs. The album borrows
styles from bygone eras and features CBC Radio favourite, Sleepwalkin’.
In November 2009, the Lovelies released a twelve-track
Christmas album "Under The Mistletoe" which includes three original
Christmas songs as well as a number of old classics. The album was met
with positive reviews in The Globe & Mail and Toronto's NOW
To boot, the Good Lovelies toured with the Vinyl Cafe in March 2010, have performed with Broken Social Scene and Kathleen Edwards, and can be heard singing backup on Jill Barber's 2008 release, "Chances."
Apart from spreading sharp, light-hearted music coast to coast the Good Lovelies will appear on CBC Kids TV in 2010 with Canada’s favourite puppet Mamma Yamma and will appear on PBS Special "Girls from the North Country" alongside Dala and Oh Susanna!
Meanwhile, the Good Lovelies second full-length CD is set for a February 1, 2011 release.
And beyond that? Well, there’s a huge country south of
Canada that could use some laughter and another dose of hopeful goodwill
from their neighbours, and the Lovelies are just the women to provide