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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12 May 2022, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL International singer songwriter Ohad Rein aka Old Man River joined us on the show to tell us his story and play his wonderful music. Happy listening!
17 Feb 2022, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Girls Night Out Number 4! Singles from amazing female singer songwriters. Happy listening
27 Jan 2022, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Newest singles released for the new year! Burton Badman Dan Yachin Eyal Atsmon Nirit Hotoveli Reginiano Sun Tailor – סאן טיילור Keren Porat Snapir נירית חוטובלי – Nirit Hotoveli Or Haim Ben David Michal Dar Ohad Basson – אוהד בסון Elad David – אלעד דוד Sivan Hod אור מטלון – Or Matalon Yigal Sternklar – יגאל שטרנקלר Lay Z Gordon Ittai BInnun Opening and ending by Nir Popliker and Guy Rushiniak
26 Jan 2022, 10pm Fresh Sounds IL Following the passing of the Israeli poet, lyricist and author who was a huge part of the Israeli cultural landscape this show was dedicated to his memory, bringing new takes on his songs. Opening and closing by Nir Popliker and Guy Rushiniak
6 Jan 2022, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Singer songwriter, Musician mum, social activist Kaley Halperin came on the show to tell her tale and play her music Opening and ending by Nir Popliker and Guy Rushiniak
4 Jan 2022, 11pm Fresh Sounds IL Saying goodbye to 2021 with song choices of the Melbourne Jewish Israeli community!z All of YOUR favorite songs released in Israel this year and of course the house band Gute Gute! Opening and ending by Nir Popliker and Guy Rushiniak
23 Dec 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Episode 61 Interview with Drummer singer songwriter Doron Raphaeli about his life and music. Opening and ending by Nir Popliker and Guy Rushiniak
9 Dec 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Episode 60 with the lovely Carlie and Yosi telling the tale of how they started their musical journeys. We are hoping to see you back on stage soon!
2 Dec 2021, 9pm Fresh Sounds IL This week all songs circled light and darkness and that balance between the two as Hanuka tends to be. I hope you had a great Hanuka and enjoy the music to accompany it! The Songs played on the show were: Shmemel -Maase Beleviva Amir Dadon – Or Gadol Gali Hay – Choshech Choshech Or Avraham Tal – Orot Hava Alberstien – Shir Megaresh et Hachoshech Arik Einstein – Kshehaor Ole Kaley Halperin – Al Hanisim Yohai Golov – Meat Or Noga Gonen and Sivan Weissfeld – Or Haner Einat Schmal – Or Eliad – Or
25 Nov 2021, 7pm Fresh Sounds IL Live on the show I had the enchanting Anita Lester with me in the studio telling her inspiring tale and playing her music! Happy Listening
18 Nov 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL All female show #3! Gali Hay, Reut Zorman, Kaley Halperin, Shaked Molcho, Mika Yesod, Liad Scher, Zohar Paz, Amit Amitai, Uni-Ma, Tamar Schachter, Rona Bar, Sasha Bakmna, Noa Gafla & Shir Zehavy!
11 Nov 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Black Velvet led by Ehud Nathan is the most Iconic Irish band in Israel running over 40 years! Ehud told us tales of the band and we listened to their music from their albums and Collaborations with Ronit Shahar and Izhar Ashdot. Opening by Nir popliker and Voice artist Guy Rushiniak
4 Nov 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL My birthday show! playing artists that influenced who I am and my music. And of course the stories and secrets behind my album Touch of Reality. Opening by Nir popliker and Voice artist Guy Rushiniak
28 Oct 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Episode 54 was al about young aspiring singer songwriter David Carmel. He’s only 19 but has hit some major milestones in his musical career. Currently serving in the IDF while working on his debut album, Carmel is definitely a rising star to be followed! Opening by Nir popliker and Voice artist Guy Rushiniak
21 Oct 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Finally getting out of lockdown and tasting freedom after long last with songs that describe the multitude of emotions gushing out of all of us. Interviewing Tamar Schachter who just released an EP with 4 songs, and Idan Shoham aka Shmone who has been travelling around Australia over the last two year with his new single ‘You and I’. The songs played were- Selah Collective ft. Yaniv Nachmani – Exodus Die Auster Bunny – Door Safe Cube – Choose Sheffy Oren Bach – New Day Eyal Chen – Neshef Masechot Ela Levi – Haderech Lamachar Ben Granot – Livroach Rachok Einan Perel – Yamim Tovim Noam Tsurieli, Shachar Nahari, Eyal Mazig – Kshnetze Mize Moment of Peace – Assaf Gold Opening by Nir popliker and Voice artist Guy Rushiniak
14 Oct 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Orit Orbach, the amazing Clarinet soloist came on the show to tell her life story. Playing with orchestras all over the world, creating the all female Kleyzmer band – Eve’s women. Orbach shared music her family created during lockdown and recommended Noa Hochberg song – Lachzor el Hamikdash- Return to the temple, performed with her sister Shay Hochberg. Happy listening! Opening by Nir popliker and Voice artist Guy Rushiniak
7 Oct 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL You can’t talk about Israeli rock music without mentioning Roxanne. The iconic rock club where legends of Israeli music started their musical careers like Aviv Geffen, Effo Hayeled, Berry Sacahruf, Hachaverim shel Natasha, Iggy Vaxman, Hamachshefot and many more.
30 Sep 2021, 8pm Fresh Sounds IL Finally back on air and in new studios! This time we had Amir Paiss a composer, musician, multi -instrumentalist, producer, poet, Somatic Experiencing practitioner and a facilitator of Healing through Music & Self Inquiry workshops. Studied Philosophy, Sufism, Jewish mysticism and Texts of the Kabbalah in the Tel Aviv University. He then continued to travel the world extensively and integrated music, spiritual disciplines and natural healing. For the 25 years Amir is performing, leading and facilitating music self-healing and interfaith workshops in Israel, Europe, The Americas & Australia. Co-Founder of Sheva the Hebrew-Arab music ensemble with which he performed in The U.S, Canada, Europe, Australia and Israel.