BE WHY was created
in September 2006. On April 17th and 18th 2009
the band recorded its first album, live at Bois-Guillaume
(Normandie, France), named Be Live. BE WHY offers
a vibrant repertoire of 20 original compositions
drawing on mainly on funk but finding inspiration
in wild improvisations: Earth Wind and Fire,
James Brown, Tower of Power.
After over 60
performances as BE WHY, the 10 musicians have
blended their strong individual artistic personalities
into a powerful, dynamic and technically masterful
into the band. All come from the best musical
schools in the country, notably Rémi
Biet's Jazz Class at Roue.
their public, BE WHY is following the path of
U.S. funk ensembles such as Tower of Power,
but they tend to break away from standard funk
as they offer somewhat darker.