My parents, Don "Poppy" Villemez and Sheryn "CC" Villemez, and I write, record and perform music for children and their families.
A graduate of LSU School of Design, Vivi decided to focus her creative energy on music. Vivi started singing at an early age. In fact, her first solo was in a Montessori School performance at age four. Throughout her life, Vivi has had the opportunity to influence many children in a positive way. She looks forward to continuing to do so through music.
Donald "Poppy" Villemez began playing music in local rock and roll bands in the New Orleans area in 1965. Over the years he has performed with some of the finest musicians in the New Orleans area and appeared on venues with such legends as Barbara Mandrell, The Temptations, Travis Tritt, The Four Lads, The Four Freshmen, The Styalistics, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Ernie K. Doe, Benny Spellman, Helen Reddy, Peter Noone (Herman of the Hermits) and Danny Gans. He was inducted into the West Bank Musicians Hall of Fame in New Orleans in 2009. Poppy embarked on this new phase of his career as a song writer and performer of children's music in 2011. "It is probably the most exciting and rewarding phase of my career."
"C.C" spent many years preparing for Vivi Melody and Family. She started by cheering along during Poppy’s extensive music career and also by giving birth to Vivi and her brother, Donnie. Through many careers, including motherhood, C.C. continued to encourage her family to pursue their musical and artistic talents. Then one day a new career emerged, singing with Vivi and Family, and becoming the Goober puppeteer.
Goober – Purple Puppet, age 4:
Goober started out in preschool, but that did not last long. After extensive potty training, singing was the next logical step. His delightful, purple personality is a wonderful contribution to the Vivi Melody and Family group.
Vivi.. greetings I am Anastasia Lee, I was just going through some of your Children's Songs.. They are Great.. "Saying I Love You" & "We Can Still Be Friends" are especially fine to me.. ohh and "My Wish For You" I like that too..