Seattle filk duo Vixy & Tony each got into filk separately, he at California filk and general conventions and she at house filks and conventions in Washington. If they'd both stayed home, they might never have met, but, being wandering souls, they met in the middle at Orycon in Portland, Oregon. After a couple of successive Orycons spent listening to one another, they came together by chance in concert at one fateful Baycon in 2005 ('wanna sing with me?' 'sure, why not?') and have been performing together ever since. Singer and songwriter Vixy is formerly of the filk group Escape Key, originally formed with her husband Matthew on guitar and their friend Audrey Eschright on flute. Their CD, Shadowbeast, is still available through their website and on CD Baby. As luck would have it, just as Matthew decided to quit guitar in order to spend more time on mad science and wilderness adventures, Tony came along with a guitar, a golden ear, and a dream of producing an album. The result, Thirteen, was released in April 2008. Disguised by day as Michelle Dockrey, mild-mannered officemouse, and Tony Fabris, mild-mannered codemonkey, they spend their evenings and weekends in a secret underground lair known as MonkeyBrains Studios, plotting world domination through audio recording. Or playing Rock Band. Whichever.