Canadian Alternative Rock Band. Combining influences of European art-rock and fashionable FM radio hooks, WHY’s music sends messages of hope, creation, love and loss.
WHY recorded their first album “THE NAKED SOUL”(see discography below), and followed it with 2001’s “THE RISE AND FALL OF THE QUESTION MARK”, which drew fans and critics alike to their energy-fueled live shows.
2007 WHY released the album “RED” The single (and title track) “RED” sat a #1 on the KICK FM Winnipeg Top 40 for 4 weeks in a row, and was named “Song of the Year”. Second single, “The Surface” hit charts, hitting #1 on KICK FM and #5 on THE Q FM in Victoria, BC.
WHY have played festivals, have been opening act for recording artists: DANKO JONES, ILL SCARLETT, EDGAR WINTER and UNCLE KRACKER… WHY recently voted “Best Rock Band In Canada” by INTEL CANADA star search.
WHY where just invited by Bono‘s organization ONE, to film a performance of a iconic Protest Song to be part of Bono‘s brainchild Agit8 for the G8 to draw attention to extreme poverty. WHY covered The Stones “Gimme Shelter” and invited beloved Winnipeg R&B singer FLO to join the rooftop performance. WHY‘s performance is featured on ONE.org international site. WHY were the only Canadian rock band asked to participate. Other artists involved : MUSE, U2, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, GREEN DAY, Tom Morello, Sting, MUMFORD AND SONS, Elvis Costello, One Direction, AEROSMITH, USHER, Will-Iam…
VIDEO: Exclusive WHY Featuring FLO performance of iconic #protestsongs for @ONECampaign #agit8 http://bit.ly/1btxsnq
WHY – The Leap (CDBABY ARTWORK)
June 1st 2017 WHY released “Repair The Breach” the 1st single from their forthcoming 6th album.