Vixy & Tony

Vixy & Tony

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Vixy & Tony have been performing acoustic music as a duo since 2005. Their folk/rock musical style, and science fiction and fantasy lyrics, combine to tell engaging stories. Winners of several Pegasus awards, they can frequently be found playing with cellist Betsy Tinney and violinist Sunnie Larsen.

Biography

Seattle duo Vixy & Tony each got into filk separately, he at California filk and sci-fi conventions, and she at house filks and conventions in Washington. If they'd both stayed home, they might never have met, but, being wandering souls, they met in the middle at Orycon in Portland, Oregon. After a couple of successive Orycons spent listening to one another, they came together by chance in concert at one fateful Baycon in 2005 ("wanna sing with me?" "sure, why not?") and have been performing together ever since.

Singer and songwriter Vixy is formerly of the filk group Escape Key, originally formed with her husband Matthew on guitar and their friend Audrey Eschright on flute. Their 2001 album, Shadowbeast, contains the Pegasus Award-winning song "The Girl That's Never Been".

As luck would have it, just as Matthew decided to quit guitar in order to spend more time on mad science and wilderness adventures, Tony relocated to Seattle. He brought with him a guitar, a golden ear, and a dream of producing an album, and the duo of Vixy & Tony was born. The first tangible result of this union, Thirteen, was released in April 2008, and was met with glowing reviews, as well as another Pegasus for the song "Emerald Green". Thirteen also contains the long-awaited studio rendition of the popular Firefly anthem "Mal's Song", a brilliant blending of the TV show's theme song with new verses written by Vixy.

In addition to performing at filk and sci-fi conventions, Vixy & Tony can be found playing at coffee shops, bookstores, and other venues in the Pacific Northwest, frequently joined onstage by cellist Betsy Tinney and violinist Sunnie Larsen. Their easygoing style, catchy songs, accessible lyrics, and energetic performances can be enjoyed by both sci-fi fans and mainstream music fans alike, all of which earned them the Best Performer Pegasus Award in 2008.

Disguised by day as Michelle Dockrey, mild-mannered officemouse, and Tony Fabris, mild-mannered codemonkey, they spend their evenings and weekends in a secret underground lair known as Monkey Brains Studios, plotting world domination through audio recording. Or playing Rock Band. Whichever.

Discography

Vixy & Tony: Thirteen (2008)
Various Artists: Done the Impossible (2006)
Escape Key: Shadowbeast (2001)