About the trio

Chicago meets Ireland meets Chicago again...

Fabie Anstee Trio are a group of Chicago musicians who compose and perform original tunes in the style of early-to-mid-twentieth century popular music.

Derbhile Fabie is an accomplished Irish vocalist and keyboard player based in Chicago. Influenced by great jazz singers such as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Anita O’Day, she delivers sincere renditions of our original tunes that evoke memories of long ago.

Rob Anstee has been composing original music since the early 90s when he began studying composition at the University of Chicago. Rob is a huge fan of Cole Porter, Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Duke, Basie, and the rest.

CL Fabie rounds out the trio on drums.  A longtime fixture in the Chicago music scene, Chris has been teaching and performing on drums, percussion, and guitar since the early 90s, and continues to be recognized for his musicianship and originality.DSC00022

The Fabie Anstee Trio are a fresh voice in today’s songwriting landscape.  Their music pays tribute to the tradition of the Great American Songbook.  It is their hope to bring the craft of songsmanship back into the public musical consciousness so that they can share the music that they love with the world.

This is Rob McDougle. Check out his work with us in the Music section

This is Rob McDougle. Check out his work with us in the Music section

Their first album, titled “Home” was released on October 12, 2013, and features 13 original songs written by the trio.  It also includes the incomparable guitar stylings of Rob McDougle.