Since disbanding Howlin' Maggie, Happy has been dividing his time between traveling the country performing solo on piano and guitar and recording his follow up CD "Lovers Come Back" which was released on PopFly Music on February 14, 2007. "Lovers Come Back" has received radio play and gotten great reviews calling it "an eclectic masterpiece," "magnificent," and a "deliciously diverse affair." The years 2007 and 2008 have had Happy on the road touring the USA and Europe solo and as the opening act on the RJD2 tour.
Happy's first solo release on his label was on March 02, 2004 when PopFly Music officially released a CD of his live solo performance entitled "Happy Chichester/Live At The Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR 3/28/03", a record that was recorded for the cost of a pint of beer. In fact, a bootleg copy was released and made a "Best Of 2003" list... calling Happy's solo CD: "Wildly infectious and raggedly spiritual, this recording is a must for those searching for genuinely talented artists trapped in a commercial conundrum." (2walls.com)
Touring across the country as a solo performer, Happy has shared the stage with RJD2, Simple Kid (UK), John Doe (of X), Brad (Shawn Smith/Stone Gossard), Tim Easton and many others. He headlined at Artisan Works in Upper NY and was featured performer on the main stage at Via Colori. His songs have been used by VH-1, MTV, P-Diddy for Fashion Trance, Ted Demme, the Oxygen Network and the indie film Tied Up. In 2006 Happy did the music score for the short film Zoe's Day, shot in New York and currently being shown at various film festivals. Called a mixture of Bjork, Tom Waits and Prince; Happy's live shows are each an insane and unique experience not to be missed.