Happy People is a rock band based in New Jersey. Jeffrey Widner and Stephen Ortega formed the band in late 2010 with Jeff on bass, guitar, drums and keys and Stephen on guitar and vocals. Influences such as The Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Beck, My Bloody Valentine and Four Tet, make for Happy People's diverse sound. In the Spring of 2011, Happy People released HP-EP, their first 5 song EP. A full band accompanies Stephen and Jeff's live show, transforming Happy People's performance into rich and vivid layers of sound reminiscent of Phil Spector.