WHY first took shape in the late 90’s in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. They recorded their first album “THE NAKED SOUL”, and followed it with 2002′s “THE RISE AND FALL OF THE QUESTION MARK”, which drew fans and critics alike to their energy-fueled live shows.
WHY recorded “THE LAZARUS EFFECT” (a medical term for the turnaround that AIDS victims have when put on AIDS meds).
Copies of the LAZARUS EFFECT album were given out before U2 concerts in Ottawa and Montreal and were made available at Make Poverty History and on-line at CDBABY.COM. A portion of the proceeds from the album went OXFAM.
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 released “WE STARTED OUT(Somebody’s Baby)“and “MORE OR LESS” as part of Ray Zahab’s(RUNNING THE SAHARA) next film.
Single version “PRISONER of HOPE” is released supporting UNICEF’s work in Haiti. 100% of WHY’s iTUNES profits go directly to UNICEF.
WHY recently had 3 songs featured in the film “Of Games & Escapes” which is screening at film festivals across North America.
WHY have been opening act for recording artists: DANKO JONES, ILL SCARLETT, EDGAR WINTER and recently UNCLE KRACKER.
WHY were recently voted “Best Rock Band In Canada” by INTEL CANADA star search.
Currently WHY are faring well on the REVERBNATION.com Charts #47 Globally , #2 Nationally and holding for over a year at #1 Locally.
WHY were recently invited by the ONE campaign (Non- Partisan Grassroots Movement For Poverty Justice, started by U2 singer BONO) to shoot a live low fi performance of Protest Song in a public location. WHY had short window to rehearse and shoot it. They had one rehearsal and shot it the next night atop to Historic Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg. Fellow Winnipeg artist FLO joined WHY in this hit and run shoot, directors Caitlin Quigley(who shot Sean Quigley’s viral hit “Little Drummer Boy”) and Brittney McIntosh a were able to capture their performance of the Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter”. WHY was the only Winnipeg,(Canadian Rock Band) asked to do this.
Other Artists Involved: U2, Green Day, Usher, Will.I.Am, Bruce Springsteen, Mumford and Sons with Elvis Costello, Sting, Ed Sheeran, Muse, Aerosmith, One Direction and more...
VIDEO: Exclusive WHY Featuring FLO performance of iconic #protestsongs for the ONE Campaign #Agit8 http://bit.ly/1btxsnq
WHY recently released the singles: “DO IT SCARED” and “WEEP” from the new album "The Leap" (2013)
OFFICIAL VIDEO: WHY - "Weep" official video: http://youtu.be/W3Rs8b8SdVQ via YouTube