Bonne Musique Zydeco Band was formed in September, 1992 by Bervick J. Deculus assisted by other native Louisianians residing in Los Angeles.
Since the nineteen forties, many Creoles and Cajuns migrated to California, seeking better working and living conditions and having no access to live zydeco music. Later, zydeco bands from Louisiana, the late Clifton Chenier, the late John Delafose, occasionally performed at church dance halls. Even later, local Los Angeles bands, T-Lou, the late Wilfred Latour, and Bay area bands, Danny Poullard, Queen Ida and Al Rapone, also performed at church dance halls. Today, with the exception of T-Lou, these bands no longer perform in the Los Angeles area and Los Angeles Creoles again found themselves without zydeco bands. Bonne Musique stepped in, filled the void, and carried on the Louisiana tradition.
The french name for the band, "Bonne Musique Zydeco" was undoubtedly a must. The English interpretation is "Good Zydeco Music." We wanted a french name to show the closeness to our heritage. Further, the musical pundits and critics would always have to say "good music" when having their discussions about the band. It also represents an omen which we must live up to. As long as we keep the alligator dancing with the crawfish, we are playing good zydeco music.