Brian Rosen & The WhatNow

Brian Rosen & The WhatNow

 Nelson, British Columbia, CAN
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Brian Rosen & The WhatNow is a rock/reggae/funk band with a humanitarian and Earth-loving message. Performances are passionate and full of energy as they spread their positive message and deliver unstoppable, fearless rhythms. Carefully-crafted songs give way to bouts of adventurous improvisation.

Biography

Brian Rosen & The WhatNow is a rock/reggae/funk band with a humanitarian and Earth-loving message. Performances are passionate and full of energy as they spread their positive message and deliver unstoppable, fearless rhythms. Based out of Nelson B.C, this group is quickly becoming one of the most refreshing bands to hit the Western Canadian live music scene. The WhatNow is a tight ensemble that holds down a potent groove, hypnotizing the audience. Carefully-crafted songs give way to bouts of adventurous improvisation when this band takes the stage.

Carefully selected, The WhatNow boasts a cadre of multi-talented lads, including several multi-instrumentalists, a film scorer, a DJ, singer/songwriters, recording engineers, and classically-trained players.

"They play a higher consciousness sound, with positive affirming lyrics, they are phenomenal to dance to...we danced from the beginning to the very end...every person in the room was on their feet."

Lyrics

Stay on the Road

Written By: Brian Rosen & The WhatNow

You know you’ve heard the truth but your waiting for the truth to come to you
And it’s so hard to know what to do and where to start

Stay on the road
Keep an open heart

All the truths you’ve learned yes they are important
And some you will relearn when it’s the right moment

It’s so hard to know what to do and where to start
But you are perfection and life is an art

Stay on the road
Keep an open heart

All the truths you’ve learned yes they are important
And some you will relearn when it’s the right moment

But it’s so hard to know what to do and where to start
But you are perfection and life is an art

Stay on the road
Keep an open heart

Love to Grow

Written By: Brian Rosen & The WhatNow

Every little thing needs love to grow x4

Every little thing starts small
Then it grows, grows, it grows, it grows
That’s good enough reason to love them all
We all grow, we grow, we grow, we grow

Tomorrow is always the future
But if you ask, time don’t know
Cause change is just a thing of the future
We grow, we grow, we grow, we grow

Every little thing needs love to grow
And in the end you will reap what you sow
Give everything that is all your love
And when the time it comes around, you will rise above

Every little thing needs love to grow x4

You put a seed into the ground
It grows, it grows, it grows, it grows
No not without some love
We can grow, we grow, we grow, we grow

Every little thing that I’m saying
It grows, grow, it grows, it grows
And it must have been come from something that was growing
We all grow, we all grow, we grow, we grow, we grow

So think about it
Yeah about it

Every little thing needs love to grow x2

Discography

"Planting the Seed" LP 2008
"Earth Children" Single Soundvibes 2010 Kootenay compilation
"Choose Your Choice" LP 2012

Set List

Sets consist of original material, with the occasional cover song.

Sets are 45min - 1hr
2-3 sets a show

Original Material: (all songs written by Brian Rosen)
-When it comes down to it
-Seed of Consciousness
-Love to grow
-Stay on the road
-Higher and Higher
-Talk
-Best Shot
-Straight up
-Harmony
-Wild rivers
-We push
-Choose your choice
-Irie
-Right now
-Feels Better
-Nature
-We the Ants
-The system
-War man Fed
-Will I know
-Earth children
-Political discussion
-Important to you?
....And many more!

Cover Material:
Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Toots and the Maytals, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, Paul Simon, just to name a few....