horn-led funk dance party based out of New Paltz, NY
“What? Oh, you haven’t heard?
After meeting in the fall of 2016 during their freshman year studying music at SUNY New Paltz, Ryan Perrone and Dan Steen founded What?. Three years and multiple lineup changes later, they solidified their group and their sound. Heavily influenced by funk and R&B, What?’s music draws inspiration across multiple genres: jazz, rock, hip-hop, ska, pop, and more. The group consists of Ryan Perrone on lead vocals, keys, trombone and trumpet, Dan Steen on guitar, Jeremiah Mahoney on bass, Alex Endres on drums, Russell Hartman on tenor saxophone, Owen Moore on baritone saxophone, Jared Nelson on percussion, synthesizer and guitar, and Dani Gardner on Trumpet.
With a growing following in The Hudson Valley, What? is known to bring high-energy every time they hit the stage with their four-piece horn section. From their improvisational jams to soulful R&B grooves, What?’s complex arrangements will keep you on your feet and dancing throughout the entire set. With a heavy catalogue of originals and choice covers under their belt, What?’s horn-driven tunes will make any audience excited, energized, and hungry for an encore.”