How it came about...
Music with no ego: it just came along naturally with hooyoosay.
A number of years ago a couple of guys got together at a friend's to record some cover songs just for the fun of it, and they were pleased enough with the result to say like "why not get it on iTunes?". Then one of them said "but don't mention my name 'cause I can't be on recordings without my label's consent", and the other one said "as for my credibility, don't mention my name either because this kind of music is totally opposite to the kind of music I'm involved in professionally", and then the third one said "so why don't we just not credit anyone at all? I don't mind!". Each of them had enjoyed doing this occasional recording, but none of them actually felt like working out a whole set and rehearse it and go on the road and do live gigs with it, because they were all too busy doing other things. So that's how the basic hooyoosay formula was born: "no credits, no gigs", just the recordings on iTunes and Spotify.
Then someone else came along and shaped this basic concept into an ongoing project.
Since then many more people have contributed to the project, but the initial formula has been severely respected until today.
hooyoosay are not really concerned about not bringing the expected answers to the standard who-where-when questions. Actually, "no credits, no gigs" has proved a bit of a blessing too, for it seems to keep the egos away.
- Album "In dekay"
- Single "My obsession"
- Single-EP "Don't you lie to me / Yooplaaa!"
- Single-EP "Come on / The under assistant West Coast promotion man"
- EP "Googly Goo"
- EP "The wrong kind of people"
- Album "The bluesy ones"
- Single "There's love in town"
- Single "Palm tree in my garden"
- EP "Mountain air"
- Single "Emotionless we said goodbye"
- EP "En Franglais"
- Album "No clashing egos"
- EP "Strange, elusive you"
- Album "The hooyoosay Karaoke Versions - Volume One"
- EP "Had a darker day".
Guitar pop, classic rock, blues, rhythm and blues, light entertainment, middle of the road, indie pop, acoustic pop, synth pop, fun pop, teen pop, chanson pop, vintage pop, euro pop, vaudeville pop, rock and roll, cover songs.
Weird, elusive hooyoosay.
The runaway kid.
The sexy secretary.
The tattooed truck driver.
The dandy solicitor.
The infinite genius.
The drunken sailor.
The solitary scientist.
The frustrated cop.
The old pervert.
The born loser.
The slick salesman.
The Angel biker.
The desperate housewife.
The screaming guitarist.
All in the band. And many more. At some point.
Each leaving a trace.
Anonymously. Unspecified. Unidentified. Unknown.
Let's have some fun and not be too serious about everything.
hooyoosay is not a band actually, though it is presented like a band.
It's a project of writing, playing, recording and releasing music.
The contributors have chosen not to be credited, and some may vary with each recording.
They take part merely because they enjoy it, for the project is not financially rewarding either.