Because We Can
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Because We Can

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The best kept secret in music



The energy of Because We Can, Detroit natives and fanatics, is addictive. At their practice they are tight, with lead guitarist, Bobby McManus, awing on-lookers. His speed, dexterity and precision impress even his bandmates, who lovingly call him Jimi Hendrix. “We got together and were just in awe of each other,” drummer Jackie Phillips explains. Each member plays multiple instruments, has been in several bands and brings to BWC these varied experiences and preferences. “We are alternative, pop, punk, rock with fantasy metal and jazz influences. That is the truth. You can’t really categorize it,” Phillips says. “It’s mostly pop,” McManus interjects. Only 6 months old, BWC have started to play out. “We have this amazing pyrotechnic show we borrowed from the guys of Great White,” vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Erik Ladendorf jokes. “We have all done this before and sometimes being in a band isn’t fun. But we make this fun,” Bobby explains. “We are, like, the best band ever,” Jackie says before Bobby corrects her saying: “I think Brand New is the best band ever.” - REAL DETROIT WEEKLY


DEMO 2006- Recorded at the Detroit Insititute for Recording Arts (The Disk), Eastpointe, Michigan.
1. To Die Would Be An Awfully Big Adventure
2. Your Mom
3. The Fraise The Slays
4. Nail Ones Colors To The Mast

The Video Single 2007- Recorded at Rockvilla Studios in Bingham Farms, Michigan
1. NEW The Fraise That Slays


Feeling a bit camera shy


BECAUSE WE CAN is high- energy- in- your- face POP ROCK. And we believe our guitarist came from a planet shaped like a guitar.

We are currently recording our full length at Rockvilla Studios in Bingham Farms, MI with producer Russ Epker (former guitarist for Bittersweet Alley. Produced: Red Hot Chili Peppers, General Clusterfunk, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Suprise & more). We are recording 15-20 songs. We plan to release it ourselves and tour it this summer.

We just shot an awesome music video for our song, "The Fraise That Slays" with Scrambled Visual Entertainment (Suicide Machines, Evergreen Terrace, Anti-Flag). Look for a late Spring debut.

Major Influences:
Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Brand New, The Audition, Dream Theatre, Joe Satriani.

BECAUSE WE CAN IS SPONSORED BY: Lower Level Clothing (Spitalfield, Evergreen Terrace), C&C Custom Drums, Silverfox Sticks, Cocaine Energy Drink

Because We Can is on MTV2's On The Rise!