Pourquoi me reveiller - Viol & Electric Viol - Sacred Shine Pourquoi me reveiller started in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1998. At the time the band consisted of four people, now it has grown to a group of six, including two female backing singers. The first few years were all about developing, mostly making and composing music together. For quite a while the band did not come out into the open. After years of raging puberty accompanied by extremely loud music they decided to approach music in a little less disturbing way. Piano and viola da gamba replaced distorted guitars and since we had no drummer the music softened a bit. After years of practicing and doing gigs in lots of dubious places, Pourquoi was given the opportunity to write and perform music for a theatre production. A remake of l'histoire du soldat. Only after the release of the first album “They took my bed outside” (end of 2005 by Dying Giraffe Recordings) did Pourquoi me reveiller really pick up speed. The album was reviewed favourably and several tracks found their way to the playlists of national and international radio stations. The album They took my bed outside was given a lo-fi character on purpose. Therefore it was all the more surprising that Pourquoi me reveiller was given such an enthusiastic reception by the media and press. The typical and original sound and the varied repertoire was considered very appealing and a reference to the so-called and also typical Belgian Pop was soon made. For a long time Pourquoi me reveiller was Rotterdam’s or the Dutch best kept secret, but now slowly the band and its music are finding their way to the music lovers. The translation of Pourquoi me reveiller may be “Why wake up”, but the band is definitely not a sleepy one. On the contrary, Pourquoi me reveiller has woken up and follows its own musical route.... Pourquoi me Reveiller are: Muf - Vocals, guitars, piano, accordion Nix - Guitars, backing vocals, percussion Fallus - Viola da gamba, Ruby Gamba, backing vocals Inkie - Bass guitar Jess - Piano, vocals, percussion Natalie - Vocals Contact: http://www.myspace.com/pourquoimereveiller Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Label: Dying Giraffe Recordings http://www.dgrmusic.com/ This content is Copyright © 2010 Pourquoi me reveiller and appears here on the GambaCast by permission. For more information on Pourquoi me reveiller, visit http://www.myspace.com/pourquoimereveiller ‘Viols in Our Schools’ and the GambaCast is Copyright ©2010 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.thegambacast.org/ & http://www.violsinourschools.org/.
The GambaCast is a natural extension of Phillip Serna's educational outreach program Viols in Our Schools, recipient of Early Music America's Outreach Award for 2010. The GambaCast's primary aim is to offer Early Music, specifically music for Viola da Gamba, to wider audiences through compelling performances by a variety of performers demonstrating the highest degree of scholarship and excellence in performance.