The band leader of French and Spanish origins, Mathieu Insa, is very attached to the Afro-Jazz and Blues culture of the Mississippi Delta where he lived for a while. The reason why he was inspired to call his project after the name of this delicious sandwich emblematic of Louisiana. Today, he teaches at Philharmonie de Paris where he also gives guitar Master classes. Besides his love for acoustic instruments, he is a demonstrator for an Irish luthier with whom he participates in the design of extraordinary custom-made guitars.
PO'BOY band’s style feels close to the Afro Punk movement born in Brooklyn, NYC, where the album conception happened and where most of the recordings were done. Resolutely mixed, "ZoolectrO" music fits with funk, afro-beat, electro grooves and pop music with both simplicity and sophistication.
The encounter with Seun Kuti, son of Fela Anikulapo Kuti (founder of Afrobeat) during a tour in Nigeria had a great influence on the composition of the titles such as the single "WHO DAT PEOPLE" and the Fela Kuti cover “Sorrow, Tears and Blood”.
Once again this year, PO’BOY was invited by the Kuti family to be part of the 20th Felabration Festival in Lagos (Nigeria) and celebrate Fela Kuti's impressive legacy.
Who played in the album? Mehdi Haddab (Speed Caravan), Matthew Seligman (David Bowie), Kheswa Nonhlanhla (Wyclef Jean), Mary May (Guts), The Screaming Orpheans (Sinéad O'Connor), Fred Rubens (Brazilian Girls) and many more...