Ora Ve Simcha – Debut album ‘Assay Lemaan’

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The Musicians and Singers
Meyer (Paul) Greenberg – multi-talented vocalist, born and raised in London, his influences range from Stevie wonder to Yaakov Shwekey.

Shalom (Dean) Greenfield – Classically trained pianist and composer who has more recently become influenced by top jazz keyboard players including Herbie Hancock and George Duke.

Terry Downs – Bass Guitar, long-standing friend and colleague. Terry’s influences can be felt throughout the album. They include top Bass players Larry Graham, Jaco Pastorius and Alexis Sklarevski.

Yechiel Lichtiger – Has a traditional voice with unaccustomed power. He has performed at many concerts around the world and is currently one of the most sought after singers for simchas in Israel.

Jonathan Turgel – Powerhouse of a voice. A Chazan in North London, his vocals appear in harmony on the first song on the album ‘Assay’.

Derek Nash – Saxophone and engineer. Band leader of the Jazz ensemble ‘Sax Appeal’ and the Jazz project ‘Protect the Beat’. He is a full member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Darby Todd – Drum. Previously described as ‘nothing less than a series of controlled explosions’. Past ‘young drummer of the year’. Drummer of the rock band ‘The Darkness’.

Arden Hart – Trumpet. Arden has worked on production, programming, guitar, organ, bass, piano keyboard, trumpet and vocal accompaniment with the likes of ‘Massive Attack’ and ‘Take That’.

Dave Boa – Multi talented trumpet player influenced by Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis. Performed on Yiboneh and Oydecha.

Benjamin Packer – Guitar, full time member of the jazz band ‘The Root Source’.

Andy Marshall – Guitar and engineer on ‘Shoma Hashem’.

Jonathan Pierce – Guitar on ‘Bo-ee’ and ‘Asher Bara’. Just 17 years old.

Here is a music video for one of their songs.

You can see more on their website here.

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  1. Daniel says:

    Absolutely phenomenal band – I’ve heard them live several times. Paul (Meyer) Greenberg has an exquisite voice that is pure quality – just ask Shlomie Gertner. These boys are the new Jewish music – breaking barriers and taking everything we’ve heard before to a whole new level. Run don’t walk to the first store selling the album!

  2. Moshe says:

    This song and the message in the video r just beautiful. Some of their other songs are like nothing Ive ever heard in jewish music. This band is the future, you heard it hear first!

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