Beast

Biography

Beast is an experimental union between the powerful and sensual voice of Beatrice Bonifassi and the dirty, in your face beats of composer and drummer Jean-Phi Goncalves.

Having performed wonderfully on the 2004 Oscar Winner Sound Track – The Triplettes de Belleville, Betty then  joined her voice and songwriting skills with DJ Champion’s to create a major impact on the local, national and international scene on Champion’s Chill ‘Em All album.   Betty’s uniquely textured voice then charmed and inspired Jean-Phi, leader of Montreal’s new sensation electro band, Plaster.

For his part, Jean-Phi has made eclecticism his own specialty.  Lead drummer and original electro-jazz composer, he has taken part in many projects.   From Lauryn Hill (Fugees) to Jean-Pierre Ferland (Jaune 2005), Ariane Moffat (albums/shows), Pierre Lapointe (La forêt des mal-aimés), Daniel Bélanger, to name a few, Jean-Phi has always known how to strongly impress with his own musical touch and is a sought-after remixer and producer.