Metro Detroit Area
The Happy Curmudgeons were founded by Dave Hamilton in 2015. Dave gathered other studio musicians from the Detroit and Flint areas in Michigan and wrote or co-wrote all 11 tracks on their first album, Meant 2 Be. The band explores several genres on Meant 2 Be. Nate Harasim (Dave Koz Band) and Mark Byerly (Bob Seger Band) co-produced the album from The Spot Pontiac and Longview Studio. The album features: Dave Hamilton (vocals, guitar), Amy Dixon-Lavery (vocals), Jeff Warner (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Takashi Iio (bass), Keith Leonard (bass), Shawn Ramsey (bass), Dylan Hornsby (bass), Rick Beamon (drums), Jeff Ryan (sax on Soulsville), Marlow Ray Morgan (vocals on Burn Sugar Burn) and Nate Harasim (piano, keyboards and percussion)
The band released Meant 2 Be independently on Dec. 1, 2017.