The Reasons Why's Scott and Shev Discuss the Matters Behind Their Band and Music!


 Alternative grunge hard rockers THE REASONS WHY has been together for 10 years now. Releasing numerous single's but yet to release a full-length album. The first four single's have been released off their upcoming release expected out very soon. Band members Scott Bell (guitar/vocals) and Daniel "Shev" Shevchenko on (drums) go on to discuss how this band got things started, what they have released and what is in-store.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Scotty: The band has been together for 10 years. Shev and I met through a terrible power metal band we joined for a laugh and a good time, but nothing really worked well. I had already started The Reasons Why with Brodie Carver, and we needed a drummer, so I asked Shev to come and try out and he was a perfect fit. Brodie would leave the band to try new things, so we needed a new guitarist and Shev would ask Paul to jump in and fill the role which again, worked out well. Our bass player Grant Elliot was replaced by Locky Jackson and that’s todays line up! Brodie would come back to finish the album and left just after to keep pursuing his own sound.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Scotty: The band started out as a 90s style acoustic act that was called Scott Bell and The Reasons Why. When the rest of the boys jumped on, we dropped the “Scott Bell” part and just stuck with the reasons why. We like the meaning behind it, and to us, it means, the way we do things and how we got here. We have all had a pretty crazy life and I think our music gives us an outlet for that.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Shev: We are based in the southeast suburbs of Melbourne. The music scene is very dismal, there aren’t many venues open to bands. The live music is in Melbourne, its def not out here in the suburbs. So if you want to play a show or see your favorite local band, you’re off to the city.

Scotty: In my opinion, some decent Melbourne bands are Cicadastone and Die in a dream. 

4. How would you describe your style?

Shev: 90's alternative grunge with more of a lean to hard rock.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

Scotty: Over the years we have released various singles but never got around to releasing an album. We have just released the first four singles off our new album to be released November 10th.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Scotty: We have our new album, but we also have heaps of material we are sitting on. As soon as the new album is out, we will prob. start recording a new one!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Scotty: With Corona, not at the moment lol! But when that clears up definitely will be hitting the road.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Scotty: Releasing a lot more music! Hopefully playing as many shows as possible! We def want to head overseas to America and the UK and play some shows! I would love to head to japan as well!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Scotty: YouTube and Spotify are the main ones right now. You can find us at the reasons why official on YouTube. In saying that, in 2 weeks with our album release hopefully it will be everywhere! As for merch we are currently setting this up and have no idea when this will surface.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Shev: All of it! We want our music to really resonate with people who enjoy the Grunge/Alternative style!

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