Fresh Sounds IL is a J-AIR radio show, hosted by singer-songwriter Shani Weiss that plays the newest music made in Israel by Israeli musicians. Israel has a vivacious, creative community of musicians constantly creating new fresh sounds of all genres from rock and pop to Mediterranean and Oriental.
On the show she will not only be playing music but conduct live interviews with musicians. Shani moved to Melbourne in October 2018 and is currently active in the Melbourne music scene as a music teacher and performer.
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25 Nov 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL Israeli musicians playing Irish Music!! I started off the show with Evergreen’s ‘She’s Got Fire!’ an Irish band formed in 1999 who are still active till today releasing their album in 2018 ‘Complicated to be Simple’. They have performed in many festivals, but the most important one for our show tonight is ‘Jacobs Ladder’ a unique folk music festival including blue grass, world music, Irish Jigs,Country Rock, Blues and Renaissancel created by Menachem Vinegrad, Morris Cohen and Yigal Sela. Vinegrad started the band Black Velvet which is till today one of the most iconic Israeli Irish bands. Band members Uri Schleifer, Philip Khripkov, Moran Meisels and Ehud Nathan and I played their song ‘Resolution Road’. The Black Velvet can usually be found in Molly Blooms, an Irish Tel Avivian pub where all Irish music lovers go, amongst them was musician Daniel Manor, who used to go and play music there regularly. Manor formed The Bloomers with Black Velvets Schleifer and Khripkov but gave it musical "trademark" which is young, enthusiastic and lively arrangements to well-established (as well as original) Irish tunes and songs. You can’t mention Irish music in Israel without mentioning Shay Tochner, one of the most collaborative musician in the Israeli irish musicn scene, and he will be coming on the show next episode to tell us about all of his musical Journey. One of the collaborations he participates in, is with Maya Johanna. I played their take on ‘The Lily of the West’. Maya Johanna is titled one of the promising new indie folk artists and voices of Israel. I played her song Shallow Waters from her Debut album ‘Bells in Our Stomachs’ produced by the lovely Sun Tailor (Ep 18). I then played folk singer songwriter Ofri Epshtein’s ‘End of Days’ followed by ‘You me and the Wind’ song by Kahol, an Irish band with a middle eastern twist to it, formed by Uri Miles, Rami Yosifov and Gilad Ephrat. Getting towards the end I played Avners Strauss and Din Din Aviv – ‘Gavoa Namuch’ High Low and finishing the show with The Taverns, another Iconic Folk band that starred in Jacobs ladder, founded in 1976 by David Decklebaum, Shay Tochner, David Stacey and David Mencher associated with country, and specialized in playing Irish, Canadian & American songs and the instrumental virtuosity of its members, finishing with a fun song ‘halvai Shehaiti Ravak’ I wish I was single! Next week Shay Tochner will be coming on the show to tell his life story and music!
18 Nov 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL This week I interviewed talented musician Nir Popliker who told me all about his latest album, ‘While the Boys are Asleep’. An instrumental acoustic album covering amazing well known songs like the Beatles ‘She’s Leaving Home’ and Neil Youngs ‘One of These Days’ We also listened to Poplikers originals – A song for Uriya, El Mishkan Beiti (Home), Yetziah Laor (going to the light), and Cowboy Bill. Poplikers female artist recommendation was Lee Gaon with her song Tali
11 Nov 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL A star is born was an Israeli Reality Tv Show searching for talented new vocalists, based on the British Pop Idol model, starting at 2003. In Todays show I played the winners and runner ups latest singles released mostly this year and making me happy that they continue to create and release music with their own voice. 3 first places of season 1- Winner Ninet Tayeb – Feel the Buzz released in June This year. Runner Up Shiri Maimon and Red Band – Let Me Down released last week. Third Place Shai Gabso – Abu Dahbi released last month. Season 2- Winner Harel Moyal – Rak Itach (Just with you) released in April Runner Up Harel Skaat – Ma Shetirtze Lihiyot (What You Wish To Be) released end of 2019 Season 6- Winner Israel Bar On – Perek B’ released at the start of the year Season 7- Winner Roni Dalumi – Ratziti Sheze Yachiv (I wanted it to hurt) released last month Season 8- Winner Diana Golbi – En Klum (There’s Nothing) released last month Runner Up Idan Amedi – Bekarov Yipatchu Hashamaim (Soon the Skies Will Open) Relesed in August Season 9- Winner Hagit Yaso – Ila Mshiti (If You Go) released April 2019 Runner Up David Lavi and Tamar Philisof – Hacholmim Achar Hashemesh (The Dreamers After the Sun) Released in May
4 Nov 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL Today I interviewed Singer songwriter Arlene Gould, a musician mum with a cool fusion of urban beats, hip hop and rock. Arlene is currently working on her EP and will be releasing her single ‘Jericho’ next month so stay tuned! On the show we heard 6 songs of Arlene, 3 from her EP- ‘Dreamer’, ‘Rollin” & ‘Come Over’. We heard ‘Crown Tree’, which she wrote in her first year of trying to make it as a musician by herself in New York, and Acharei Hasheket (after the quiet). I finished the show with a cover of hers and Andrei Matori to Bob marley’s Is This Love. Arlene’s reccomendation for this weeks female israeli musician is the Wonderful Ester Rada and we heard two songs of hers- ‘Herd’ and ‘Life Happens’. Have an awesome week and enjoy the ease of restrictions! Shani
28 Oct 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL Another round of musician moms! This time- Atalya Lavi – Ahavat Chayay Hanochechit Hilla Peer – Free Ifat Bar Sela – Nagen Sarit Kleinman – Beeinav Libat Kaminsky – Alma Shirli Simchi – Shaarei Ratzon Arlene Gould – Rollin’ Shuli Hasheli Mittelberg – My Time Liora Gonzalez – Rutzi Bronze Honey – As Free as the Wind Gila Ozruso Haggiag – Haezi
21 Oct 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL This Week I interviewed Idan-Haim David, the male half of Aklim, together with Osnat Harel. I played 5 original singles- Hamsin, Nihiye Shuv Yeladim, Tipot, Boi Nivrach, Lo Sof Hamischak and a cover to Meir Banais ‘Geshem’ All of Aklims songs are produced independantly. Aklims Female reccomendation was Anna Shpitz – Carousel
14 Oct 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL Every week I introduce the community to fresh Israeli music and this week I brought the community on the show. I interviewed 5 members of the community – Ronit Moll, Oshrat Lifkovitz, Einat Maman. Dafna Cohen and Yaron Kozminsky to tell us how they are going through lockdown and what songs they like to hear. The playlist today was: Karonlina – Sorry Charlie Avraham Tal – Hayamim Ovrim (The days are passing) Rona Keinan – Meashnim Besharsheret (Chain Smoking) Raviv Kanner – Resisim (Shatters) Keren Peles & Roni Alter – Bat Li Pitom (You Suddenly Came) Arkadi Duchin – Tzuber Eli Magen – Bye Bye Democracy Avihu Pinhasov – Yamim Yafim (Beautiful days)
30 Sep 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This week I featured Saga Veliz, a psychedelic art rock band influenced by late 60’s era sound playing ‘Grass’, ‘A Journey of Zero Kilometers’ and ‘Wolf’, followed by Reginiano, Eyal Reginiano, a wonderfully talented composer that I met back in Rimon college days. I played 3 of Reginiano’s pieces- ‘Time’, ‘Tears of a Guitar’ and ‘ Thinking of Chopin’. I heard ‘Thinking of Chopin’ for the first time when we competed together in Rimon’s Composers contest where this wonderful piece won first place. I’ve been wanting to play Reginiano’s music since, so happy i got the chance. Following that, I decided to play the piece I created for a string quartet with the actual live recording from the contest. My piece is called Journey NZ and it depicted my trip after the army going overseas to Australia, through Hong Kong, arriving in Caulfield, festivals, relationships, New Zealand, starry nights, working on a farm, skydiving and I had to stop there as I’d travelled close to a year and 3 months had taken me 8 minutes of composition :). I used the flights ascending and descending as a recurring motive and am basically really happy and grateful I got the opportunity to play this piece on the radio. Hopefully next week live in the studio but we’ll see… in the meantime have a great week. Shani
16 Sep 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Cover Show #2 Lost Highways – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash Cover) Bring Pearl Jam to Israel – Jeremy Cover Performed by: Vocals -Kobi Farhi, Bass – Uri Zilcha, Guitars – Chen Balbus (Orphaned Land) and Omer Lempert. Drums — Yogev Gabay (Distorted Harmony) Contrabass and Oud — Adam Ben Ezra Flute — Avi Piamente Musical Production, mix and edit — Omer Lempert and Kobi Farhi (Sonic Studios). Omer Adam – Shnei Meshugayim (2 crazy people) Covered by Linda Rodan, Rachok Mikulam (Something to See) Covered by Benjamins Brother Mashina- Shlach li Malach (Send me an angel)- Covered by Yonathan Volfin Arik Einstien – Ani Veata (you and I) Covered by Igayon Shmulik Krauss – Ze Kore (It Happens) – Covered by Liora Gonzales The Beatles – Elinor Rigby Covered by 4 sticks Guns N Roses – Sweet Child of Mine – Covered by Nurith Hahn Siegler Boney M – Sunny Covered by Nir Degani Masego – Old Age Covered by Choke Billy Rose – Tonight You Belong to Me Covered by Eddie Veder
9 Sep 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Second all women show and I’m left with inspiration and awe to these incredible Israeli female singer songwriters. I started the show with the Amazing Tamar Eisenman’s song –‘Creation’. I continued to once again try to raise awareness to the fact that there is still a lack in equality, only this time I tried to tackle the subject from a different angle. Maybe if one can understand how much a woman has to go through being a statistic of 1 out of 1, that can completely abrupt, change and sometimes demolish your life, even though your only crime is being a woman. These things build us and make us stronger but I’m sure if given the option, an innocent life would be preferable than this unnecessary challenge. Taking us from this point Maya Isacowitz with ‘Brave Again’, followed by Diana Golbi – ‘Achar Kach Yagidu’ – After woulds they will say or in other words I told you so… I then went on to focus on the tribal effect of a woman that although sometimes we can be bitches one to another, I believe most times there is no therapy like a female friend with a good ear and a comfortable shoulder. Shoham Tapiero defined this wonderfully in the song ‘Tetaari li Hakol’ –describe everything to me. Once picking up the shatters I the strength of Marina Maximilian Blumin with ‘I trust this man’. If we’re on to strength Noa Segal is very cut and dry about what exactly she wants from her man with the song ‘Gever’ – Man (Macho Man). Lightening things up with the fun part about being a woman with Moran Meisels ‘Ben Shtei Yaday’ – Between my two hands. Moving on to freeing all those negative feelings with Tzili Yanko – ‘Free’. Towards the end of the show I decided to go powerful with Yael Deckelbaum with ‘Prayer of the Mothers’ where Deckelbaum, alongside 4000 women from the movement ‘women waive peace’ made up of Palestinian and Israeli Woman trying to end the conflict and death of our sons. Finishing the show With May Lavie ‘Malala’ where she incorporates Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and Noble Prize winner’s speech into her song.
2 Sep 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Happy Fathers Day! This is a special show dedicated mainly to dads but also in general to that very special, deep and complex relationship between a parent and his child, and between the child and his parent. Starting the show with a Gidi Gov and Aya Korem cover to ‘Leaba Sheli Yesh Sulam’ – my father has a ladder, a classic Israeli song. The following songs are about young parents singing to their unborn and newborn children – Isaac the Bomb ‘Shir Layeled Shelanu Sheod Lo Nolad’ – ‘a song to our unborn child’, and ‘Shir Layalda Shekvar Nolda’ – ‘A song to a baby girl who has just been born’, performed by Yasmin Even and written by Roni Somek. When my own son, Tom was born my husband Itai, dedicated Idan Raichal and Rita’s ‘Mechake’ – ‘Waiting’, so it was only natural to play it. Continuing to Father daughter songs with Ohad Hitman’s Magical dedication to his daughter ‘Oheva et Eva’ –’Love Eva’ and Toplians ‘Nadneda’ – Swing. Then Song’s from musicians to their dads – Gideon Una –‘Aba Aba’ ‘father father’ and that back and forth from the child within us to our actual child with Alon Meir’s ‘Yeled’ – Boy. Shachar Ziv’s song ‘Eretz Zara’ – ‘Foreign country’ dedicated to his parents after leaving home to study abroad. Getting older always has our thoughts thinking of what will be with our parents. Beautiful Zohar Vofsi sings to her father who passed away with ‘Regayim Vedmaot’ ‘Moments and tears’. Finishing with the classic father son song- Muki ‘Yeled Shel Aba’ – Daddy’s Boy
27 Aug 2020, 11am Fresh Sounds IL After over 25 shows of playing wonderful musicians I thought it’s time for you to meet your host, Shani Weiss, Singer songwriter, radio host and musician mom of 2 boys :). I will tell you about my journey through stories and music from my debut album ‘Touch of Reality’.
19 Aug 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Celebrating 25 episodes with some of my favorite songs from the previous 24 shows! Irit Dekel – Shut My Mouth (Ep 9 Women’s Night) Hadar Shechter – Last Resort (Ep 9 Women’s Night) Hadara Levin Areddy Feat. Isaaz Dabomb – Leave Me Alone (Ep 14 Hadara Levin) Sun Tailor – Who’s At Your Window Tania Vinokur – Rich – NEW SINGLE! Lola Marsh – Wishing Girl (Ep 6 & 12 Lola Marsh) Asi Meskin – We Don’t Need to Be Alone (Ep 11 April Releases) Barak Malichi – Stone Cold covered by Mika Tsur (Ep 16 Barak Malichi) Hilla Peer – Like the Rain (Ep 11 April Releases) Ben Ezra Brothers – Bayom Bo Tohavi Pachot (Ep 7 Positive Vibes) Dafni Folkman – Mishtalachat (Ep 9 Women’s Night)
12 Aug 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Today’s show was all about musician moms a unique strand of moms and musicians balancing these two gentle amazing worlds. Roni Dot, Noya Glick and InaBell (Inbal Netzer) came on the show to tell us about their experience as musician moms and all the challenges involved in it.
5 Aug 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Today we celebrate the Jewish Valentines day and for that I brought a mix of love songs of all colours and genders. Jane Bordeux – Ech Efshar (How can I not fall in love with you) Asi Sofer – Shuti Elay (Float to me) Alma Kalberman – Sheda (Demon) Gili Portal – It’s not the Time Adi Kadussi – Stars Roni Alter – Follow Rivers (Lykke li cover) Shiri Shachar – Lach Chikiti (For you I waited) David Israeli – Bo Kvar Elay (Come to me) Naama Guggenheim – Feel Like A Woman Yuval De Levy – Kama Tov (How much Good) Soof Sela and Maya Avraham – Acharayich (Following you)
29 Jul 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This week was a double feature- Singer songwriter Ohad Ashkenazi with 3 songs- Florentin, Balada al Gingit (Redhead Ballad) and ‘Im Hakol Beseder’ (If everythings alright). Ohad, currently quarantined told us about his plans to release his EP and move to Boston to study in Berkley put on hold currently due to the pandemic. His recommendation for female musician was Aya Zahavi Feiglin with the song Lo Livkot (Don’t cry). Then we went on to Gute Gute where I interviewed Amitai Mann and played Boei and songs from their 2017 album – The Song of the Sun, The Ballad of the Camel and Outmans Khan. They spent 2019 performing and touring and 2020 on recording their second album so good luck with the recording guys! waiting to hear!
22 Jul 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL I mostly play and interview solo artists so this week was dedicated to bands, but not just any bands, happy upbeat, funky, fusion bands that make you smile to celebrate the last hours of smiling without a mask. How dramatic! I started the show with Acollective’s Whiskey Eyes, a MUST KNOW Israeli band. On to a groovy playlist of Groove Salad- Swing, Gumbo- Shir Tamim (Innocent Song). A debut single to Ahalan Band- Tzarot Began Eden (Trouble in Heaven), followed by Nimbin- Shir Shel Chofesh (A song of Freedom). Moving onto Ethno, Balkan, Fusion, Medditeranean Rock with two songs – Boei (Come) and Agan Tichon Chadash. Gute Gute will be coming on the show next week so give a listen. Following that genre A-Wa yemenite female trio Habib Galbi and ending with a more Rockier groove- Omri Noble and the Nobles- Funk You and The Paz Band with there new single – The tune! Here’s to another 4 weeks of lockdown! Stay safe and Healthy, Shani
15 Jul 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This Week I interviewed singer songwriter Sapir Volach. A young female musician who is not afraid to speak her mind through a fusion of Ethnic Indie Rock music. Sapir will be releaseing her EP following her debut Album ‘Schora Pguma Lehamonim’- ‘Damaged Goods for the Masses’ released September 2019. Sapirs recommendation for a female Israeli musician was Omer Moskovitz. We wish you good luck with the future and keep creating! .
8 Jul 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Once again we head into lockdown, this time 6 weeks, second wave. More aware, cautious, less frightened but also tired. As my mum says, ‘the novelty has worn off’, but it is what it is, and we must stay strong and do what it takes to get through this tricky controversial time. The setlist tonight was: Anat Porat – Dgalim (Flags) Oren Berg – Hashir Ledaber Itach (The song to speak with you) Vered Dekel – Home, Khi Neshima (Take a Breath) Shoham Tapiero – Meshachrer Otach (Set You Free) Shai Sol – Ksheyavo Hazman (When the Time Comes), Im En Bi Ahava (If There is No Love in Me) Shiri Shachar – Gal Gadol (A Big Wave) Yoshai Ben Yaacov – Yesh Li Makom (I Have a Place), Keechad Haadam Tamar & Netanel – Autumn Wind, Peace of Mind Stay safe and healthy and thanks for listening! Shani
1 Jul 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This week I interviewed the talented singer songwriter Sun Tailor (Arnon Naor). In continuation to the last show that focused on the Israeli musician struggle, by coincidence Arnon is also one of the main activists taking part of this struggle. He filled us in on the developments since talking with activist musician, Tania Vinokur and they still need your help! please click on the link and help support the musician community create a union, help them survive this pandemic, and help support musicians in the future. https://beactive.co.il/project/58073?lang=en&fbclid=IwAR0c_lUCYsLsZ5qzRv09icxDxTR4gyntWJqt0ZqhIrYg0XVN7WzFuhIEKLY Sun Tailor has toured all over the globe with his music in the US, Asia, Europe, festivals and of course in Israel. on the show we heard songs: Trials & Troubles Spit Fire Wake Up Now (with Saz) True Love Will Find You (Daniel Johnston Cover) Who’s at Your Window and recommendation of the week for Israeli female musician was Mika Sade with ‘Let the Waterfall’. Other than that Arnon has just become a dad so I wish him an amazing adventure parenting and good luck with the amazing cause of creating a musician union! I hope you get back to the stage soon
17 Jun 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This weeks show has revolved around the Israeli music industry’s protest in front of the government, where thousands of people from the music industry came to shout out their struggle of over 4 months of unemployment, with no help from the government, due to Covid-19. I interviewed activist Musician Tania Vinokur, who is currently trying to create a union for musicians along with other activists from the music community and they need all the help they can get! The COVID-19 Crisis stopped the culture industry on its tracks and left many musician and culture workers without a job and income. The musicians – part of some 170,000 culture workers are finding out in these moments that they are unrepresented and invisible, with no one to see them or fight for their needs, rights, or future! With YOUR support they will be able to establish a new musicians union that will work for the interests and rights of all the musicians, in the short term and in the long term! Please help by supporting: https://beactive.co.il/project/58073?lang=en&fbclid=IwAR0c_lUCYsLsZ5qzRv09icxDxTR4gyntWJqt0ZqhIrYg0XVN7WzFuhIEKLY I interviewed musician Danny Latendorf from Germany, so we can get some intel on the music industry there. Dannny usually performs around 150 performances a year and has founf himself in the same situation as many musicians across the globe. Along with Danny and Tania, local Musician Cristian Barbieri explained what was going on in Melbourne. “Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.” by Malcolm Bradbury. Please help keep the Israeli culture alive! Stay safe and healthy, Shani
10 Jun 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Tonight I interviewed talented producer and lecturer Barak Malichi who has made some amazing productions, turning well known songs into something different and extremeley special! Strongly reccomend you subscribe to him on Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYhiWzkSnbnc52Ie2hmw73g Tonight we heard: How Deep is your love featured by Noa Chaouat Awake my Soul featured by Yael Zori Stone Cold featured by Mika Tsur Don’t Let Me Down featured by May Sfadia Don’t Know Why featured by Keren Biton Goodbye Featured by Mika Tsur Perfect to Me featured by Emily Lilian She’s Leaving Home featured by Mai Sasportas Tov li Achshav featured by Ori Tshuma And female singer songwriter reccomendation of the week goes to Adi ulmansky with Snow! Have an awesome week, Shani
3 Jun 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This week we are celebrating the ease in restrictions and the opening of pubs and cafes with a special show filled with songs about alcohol and coffee! We started off with ‘If Blues was Wine’ by Avner Strauss moving on to ‘Alcohol’ by singer songwriter Ohad Katz then discussing other substances that make some people happy like Ori Ronen and the Folk Stoners with ‘Walking Down the Mountain’. Then I told the tale of Israel Bar On leaving his religious home and starting a new life by himself. In his song Bidiuk Kmo Paam – just like it was, he sings about being doing the same things he did before but now he’s happy and he would like to raise his glass and toast to a happier life. From there we went on to celebrate the fact that today I had my first coffee sitting down in a restaurant, without a take away cup on a park bench. moving on to Coffee is only Coffee by singer songwriter Muli Sharon, explaining how sometimes, when getting an invitation for a cup of coffee you imagine certain things. But sometimes coffee is just coffee. And sometimes coffee is what we drink before going out to get drunk with Vodka as told in Lior Narkis’s song – Scents of Alcohol. If Vodka isn’t your thing you could alwys try some Rum with Hatikva 6 and if Rum isn’t your thing either, you can always hear Whiskey by Jane Bordeaux, our ONLY female representative tonight. I always try to make sure there’s at least 50% but Israeli girls apparently don’t write about alcohol as much as the boys. Finishing the show with Efo Hayeled- ‘she doesn’t know how to drink’ Naturally leading into ‘ Hangover’ by Shabak Samech. Ending as usual, on an optimistic note, with Yossi Banay – Drunk and not from Wine! Happy week everyone, don’t drink and drive and stay safe and healthy!
27 May 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Tonight I interviewed the multi talented singer songwriter, author, journalist, painter Hadara Levin Areddy. She has just let out twin albums ‘My Home Town’ and a hebrew album ‘En Lean Lalechet’ (album 16 &17!!!) We heard some amazing songs- What About Us, Leave Me Alone, My Home Town, Into the Red, Broken Be, J Town Girl. And the recommendation of the week Inbar Heyman – Simple Song.
20 May 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This week we had a special cover show opening with the amazing Sun Tailor covering Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’. Followed by Ariande Grande Dangerous Woman covered by Adi Butbika and the enchanting Shaked Sanity covering Hallelujah. With this amazing opening, it is only fitting to cover some Australian artists and who if not but ACDC covered by Idan Shoham ‘Shmone’. Idan came on the show telling us about his musical project of collecting musicians through bunsking. He is currently in Perth, arriving three months ago and plans to travel in his camper van to the East coast so heads up Melbourne! After we heard two amazing covers the first was a Jeff Buckley cover produced by Oren Gilad and sung by Ruth Danon and Michael Rose. Immediatley followed by Billy Joels ‘Just the Way You Are’ cover by the talneted Soof Sela and Shahar Regev, Continuing with Australian covers we heard looper queen Judy Antebi covering Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’. Judy told us all about her musical therapy and music that she creates with her female trio with Moran Meisels and Smadar Ronen, who I played on our Passover Show (08.04.20). They Covered Meir Ariel’s Sdot Goldberg Our last musicians to cover an Australian artist are the amazing Jonny Katzen and Artur Katz covers Sia with a 9 genre cover. Finishing with Ran Nir’s cover to Arthur Lee ‘Everybodys Gotta Live’. Ran just released a new single so good luck Ran!!! cia Ran
13 May 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL What an awesome show! I interviews Yael Shoshana Cohen and Gil Landau – Lola Mrash. We started the show with ‘Only for a Moment’ from their 2nd album released at the start of 2020, ‘Someday Tomorrow Maybe’. We started discussing their cancelled tour in Europe and the right way to cope with a cancelled tour and a pandemic is to write new songs. Then we heard the epic ‘She’s a Rainbow’ from their first album ‘Remember Roses’. From there we went on to the connection between Landau and Cohen and their love for soundtracks and how it influenced their albums, heard clearly on ‘Echoes’. Then we discussed some of the crazy venues and amazing festivals the band played in and it couldn’t be more fitting to play ‘Like in the Movies’. In our Israeli female feature Lola Marsh reccomended Tzlil Danin with her song ‘Kol Ma Shekore’. Finishing off with a bunch of silly questions to lighten the mood towards the ending hit song ‘Wishing Girl’ Thanks again guys for coming on the show, you were awesome!!!
6 May 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL After an intense April, it’s time to blow off some steam with some new releases from our Israeli musicians. We started with Reut Zorman’s single released mid-March, ‘Derech Mayim’ from her album coming out. Following Hilla Peer chatted with us about her first ever single ‘Like the Rain’. Keeping the relaxed mode we then went on to Asi Meskin’s new single ‘We don’t need to be alone’, before preparing for the curly head rock and roll badass chick Inbar Koprak, who told us all about her new single ‘Pray’, recorded 3 years ago when she lived in London. Koprak will be releasing a single every month so give her a follow J We then went on to listen to Beriman and friends with ‘Ma Od Nishar Bi’, followed by an interview with lovely Lora Lovinger releasing her single 72 Hours, written in New York. Lovinger is studying acting in New York, currently residing in Israel till the end of the pandemic, wishing you good luck Lora. Finishing off with Shir Zehavy, an Israeli singer songwriter expanding her musical career after 2 years in Boston and New York, now in LA, working on new materials. Shir’s single, ‘Free’ was written after freeing herself from one life to move to a better one! I wish all our singer songwriters good luck with their new singles!!!
22 Apr 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Tonight we had a special remembrance show, remembering the 6 million Jews murdered in the holocaust, the fallen soldiers from the numerous wars in Israel, and the innocent murdered in terror attacks. Our talented musicians told us the stories of 6 special individuals who lost there lives before their time. Following their stories they have created music, some from there own personal experience in the battlefield, some through the families of the deceased. Let us remember and never forget!
15 Apr 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL What a privilege it was to host an ALL female musician show tonight, the first of many! I discussed how women are percieved in society, and how ever much it seems that there is equality, we still have a long way to go. We heard this through Hadar Shechter – ‘Last resort’, Frum – ‘Shteinu’ and took it a step up with Irit Dekel’s song – ‘Shut my mouth’, addressing sexism and Mysogyny experienced by Dekel in the theatre industry. Then I went on to discuss how emotions and complexity are not always accepted publicly, even though it is part of what defines us as human. We heard Chani Az and how she had to surpress negative feelings from childhood and portray herself as someone positive and happy, through her song ‘Metziut Meduma’. We then went on to truth, true feelings, no BS and heard Roni Dot singing ‘Jealous’ and Dafni Folkman singing about sexual experiences in a relationship with ‘Mishtalachat’. Continuing on to female sexual perception in society and opening the can of worms of sexual assualt, that although the amazing awareness from #metoo movement, there is still conceptions in our society that need to be changed. Avishag Ziv bravely sung us her story of her own sexual assualt sending out a message to all women that ‘IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!’ with her song ‘Lost’. Backing up that message and recieving a surprise unprepared call (it was a surprise to me too) was Yael Taub with her song ‘Mafchid Lihiyot Isha’, It’s scary to be a women, sending a message out backing Ziv’s song and asking society to take more responsibility for their actions. It is important to state that this is not an anti men show, there’s lots of great guys out there doing an awesome job protecting your girls and educating your boys. We would just like to not have the need for protection from anyone. Once diving deep, It’s time to slowly pick up the pieces and understand that ‘after all these years of fighting it’s time TO BE YOU, YOU YOURSELF’ with ‘After All’ by Tahel Klein who is one powerful women running one of the strongest musician communities in Israel, alongside with Hadar Shechter (song 1) called – Yachatzeynu Lean, where most of our music played comes from. Wishing Tahel Mazal Tov on the birth of her first Son! Once we picked up the pieces, it was time to come back stronger and better with Nitsan Golan, a talented singer songwriter I interviewed on Episode 03 with her song ‘Achshav Tori’ (It’s My Turn). I had Ester Rada lined up for the last song, but unfortunately we ran out of time thanks to our lovely surprise guest Yael Taub, so we will hear Rada on another show. I ended the show with a small snippet from a ted talk Yael Deckelbaum did, explaining her song Women of the World Unite. A song where she has marched with women across the globe with the realization that women have the strength to stop wars, to make peace, to deal with what’s important in life! Thank you for listening, downloading, sharing, following! You’re awesome! Stay safe and Healthy, Shani
8 Apr 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Chag Sameach Everyone! This week we had a Fresh Sounds interpretation of the Pessach Hagada, the story of Israel enslaved in Egypt, and their journey to freedom. This was done with the help of our talented Israeli musicians- Ittai Binun – AndraLaMoussia Gili Portal – The Problems Aren’t Us May Lavie – Binyamin Smadar Ronen – Karati Et Hayam Shai Mark – Midbar The Cameria of Yuval Gilad – Sukam Elkayam Sapir Volach – Vezacharti Einan Perel – Erev Chag Yiftach Shapira – Tsrihim Hainu Lihyot Bamidbar Sharon Shama – Ha Lachma Aniya When You Believe – Mariah Carey & Whitney Huston Meir Ariel – Avarnu et Paroh
1 Apr 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL In challenging times I thought I’d bring to you some positive songs filled with hope, calm, humor and silliness to soothen the mood. Gumbo- Shir Tamim Vered Dekel – Kchi Neshima Oren berg – Hashir ledabver Itach Carmit Gulst – Narutz Haachim Ezra – Bayom Bo Tohavi Pachot Tamar and Netanel – Light My Way Yiftach Shapira – Hakol Meod Rachok Miha – Yamim Kashim Berishon Noya Sol – Dixieland Dancing Yishai Ben Yaakov – Keechad Haadam Tammy Ben Hada- Yesh Baolam Shani Weiss- Last Drop Gumbo – When I Move
25 Mar 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL So this week we featured Lola Marsh, unfortunately they could not have joined us last minute but we will definitely have them on air with us. In the mean time we got to hear their songs from both albums "Remember Roses" and "Someday Tomorrow Maybe" like Wishing Girl, You’re Mine and Only for a Moment. We also played there Guild Best song award winning take on "Something Stupid" recorded for the television series "Better Call Saul" As we are an Israeli musician promoting show we also shared our musicians take on Corona beating it with creativity. We heard Roei Bitan, Gili Kimchi, Liran Hasson, Michal Omri. Sagiv Cohen, Yossi Penso, Dana Adini and Daniel Salomon. Stay Home and Safe! Give a listen next week!
18 Mar 2020, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL In the midst of all the craziness of COVID-19 Omer Goren is trying to release his Debut album ‘Mind Travel’. Goren is a radio broadcaster of Indie Spotlight Mondays 10pm (Israel time), on Radio Sol www.radiosol.co.il Good Luck Omer! You can get updates about Omer on his site www.electrockrat.com
11 Mar 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This week we listened to mix created by Nir Tsfaty Nomke – True Queen Neil Friedlander – Movements Into Language Dotan Moshanov – Perurim Shel Or Livyatanim – Fill Our Chests With Air Pattie – Hey Tamar & Netanel- Light My Way Noa Segal- Hitpakchut Noa Segal- Einayim Pkuchot Ayelet Hashachar- Echad Orri Dror – Chalomot Meshutafim This week was the first week where we had a female artist speacial feature. This will be a weekly feature where we tell you a bit more about a female Israeli artist and play at least two songs so well done Noa, we wish you good luck!
4 Mar 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL This week I was joined by Nir Tsfaty to interview the lovely Nitsan Golan. Nitsan is going to be releasing her debut EP very soon and you want to be there to listen so make sure you follow her on FB, YouTube, Spotify etc. Wishing you all a wonderful week filled with toilet paper and hard supplies. Shani Weiss and Nir Tsfaty Fresh Sounds IL
26 Feb 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL A few days before elections and I bring to you the most ‘in your face truth’ brought to you by Israeli musicians Tania Vinokur- Jaffa Original Violin Song 4 in Rechter Scale- The song about the country 4 בסולם רכטר- השיר על הארץ Omri Noble and The Nobles עמרי נובל והאצילים שלא ארע Matityahu Band- Music מתתיהו בנד מוזיקה May Lavie Binyamin מאי לביא Shani Weiss Politics שני וייס Max Pink Election Song מקס פינק שיר הבחירות Bilgo Nowhere בילגו שומקום Elizabeth A love song to the homeland אליזבת שיר על אהבה למולדת Shalom Hanoch Waiting for the Messiah שלום חנוך מחכים למשיח Tammy Ben Hadar There is in the world תמי בן הדר יש בעולם Good luck next Monday and may the best man win!
19 Feb 2020, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL First Fresh Sounds IL program ever! Producer, sound engineer and multi instrumentalist, Kobi Farhi, came on air to tell us all about what’s going on in the Israeli music scene and about his amazing musical journey working with Israeli talents like Rami Kleinstein, Yoni Rechter, Ahuva Ozeri, Beri Saharuf, Rami Fortis, Aya Korem, Erik Berman, Itai Pearl and many many more. It was a great start to what will hopefully be a magical musical journey, lets go! Photo by Din Aharoni Roland