Pacific Sun: The Happys embrace their emotions on their new EP
By Stett Holbrook
Guitarist and singer Nick Petty understands the positive impact that music can make on people. Music is one of the ways he pulled himself together after a troubled youth that included depression, addiction and brief incarceration—and music is what he has dedicated himself to sharing with his friends and fans as the frontman of Novato-based surf-punk band the Happys.
Marinscope: San Marin grad leads a local band and new album
By Derek Wilson
A band that strives to live up to its name, The Happys, hope their music can help bring a smile to those who might need it most.
“We all hurt,” said lead vocalist Nick Petty, a 2009 San Marin High School grad. “But it’s OK to be depressed. It’s OK to be different and to smileeven when it seems weird.”