The Good Lovelies
Previously Performed in: 2014, 2009
Three part harmonies, a perfect blend of voices, Sunday picnics, and old-fashioneds served in jars on the porch; these things are the essence of Toronto’s The Good Lovelies. Though they were formed less than a decade ago, the group may as well have been formed eighty years earlier, for their songs are sepia-soaked photographs that shine with light-hearted frivolity and a wee bit of spirited naughtiness.
Destiny was in motion when three friends, solo artists Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, got onstage together at a TO tavern in 2006 to sing at a Christmas concert. This happy accident led to four albums and thousands of miles on the road, where the banjo-fuelled, mandolin-strummin’, keyboard janglin’ ladies continue to bring so many sunny tunes forward that they could substitute for a shot of Vitamin D. Their effervescent, melodic songs go down easy on the psyche while freeze-framing simple pleasures from the past. What a day for a daydream, what a day for a Good Lovelies song.