What Christmas means to the Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies share their Christmas origin story and explain how they have managed to keep the band together over the last 10 years.
Good Lovelies performing at the 2016 Sounds of the Season event in Toronto, Ont. (Cathy Irving)

On Dec. 2, CBC held its annual Sounds of the Season charity drive in Toronto and q host Tom Power was there to talk to the Good Lovelies about their Christmas origin story and how the trio has managed to keep the band together over the last 10 years.

"It has gone very quickly and we reminisce about a lot of things that have happened over the last 10 years all of the time," says Sue Passmore. From band members living in different parts of the country to growing families, the Good Lovelies still find time to perform. "We had this special trick where our band schedules their pregnancies," Kerri Ough jokes, referring to Passmore's and Caroline Books' nearly coinciding due dates.

Of their Christmas origins, Brooks says, "the first time we ever played together as a group we were putting on a show around Christmas time at the art bar in the Gladstone Hotel." After they each finished a solo performance, the three decided to come together and sing a few Christmas carols for the crowd. The audience really loved it and that's how the band came to be. Brooks says, "we celebrate every year by doing a Christmas tour."

Find a full listing of the Good Lovelies' tour dates here.


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