THE HAPPY PROBLEM
The Happy Problem is musician/storyteller Sam Shaber, daughter of late screenwriter David Shaber (The Warriors). Sam toured over 200,000 miles as a solo singer-songwriter, releasing six albums independently, before founding The Happy Problem in 2008. Shaber has also performed, written, produced, and recorded with Brazilian rock-reggae band The Good People of Planet Earth, Brooklyn dance-rock group The Bashful, and New Jersey hip-hop trio The Org.
Sam is also part of the expanding world of live storytelling, with recent performances around Los Angeles in Word Now!, Bada Bing Bada Boom, The Moth, Spark Off Rose, and more. She's also creator (with Lynn Ferguson) and star of the one-woman musical Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran, which has won awards at the Edinburgh and Hollywood Fringe festivals and just completed a sold-out run in New York City as part of Lady Fest 2019 at theThe Tank.
Described by Time Out NY as “a happy go lucky Hole,” The Happy Problem's songs are frequently featured in film and television, where they connect with millions of listeners across the country and help tell the stories of hit series like Sleepy Hollow, Keeping up with the Kardashians, and, inexplicably, a slew of reality shows about pregnant teens. Their third album, Birth, was recorded in Los Angeles by Eve 6 guitarist/engineer Jon Siebels, and features Shaber's eclectic musical experiences, from the reggae-tinged first single "Quit the War," to upbeat, 80s-inspired "All I Want," to the funk-rock anthem "Disco Song of Love," and a Beatles-esque classical arrangement for oboe and cello on the confessional ballad "Relapse."