Asaf Avidan and The Mojos
Asaf Avidan is a young Israeli singer-songwriter, who sounds like nothing you've heard this eon (no…seriously). When confronted with writing about his voice, local media were in general awe.
"A voice that does not let you stay indifferent"
"When he opens his mouth, people rub their eyes in disbelief – this magic continues all through the show, enchanting every soul in the audience."
"Asaf has it all – the rocker look, unimaginable charisma, great lyrics, and a voice reminiscent of Joplin or Plant!" - 106fm radio
"the lost love child of Dylan & Joplin"
- 101fm radio
Asaf started out armed only with his acoustic guitar, and a bunch of heart drenching words. After touring feverishly before small crowds around the country, he decided to mix in a little more rock and dirt. The Mojos were brought to life, and a monster was created. Asaf Avidan & the Mojos sound like a blend of everything we liked about rock in the 60's and 70's, with a edge of modern sound and a dash of… that thing that happens along only once in a generation: a true unique voice. Captivating audiences of all ages, his lyrics and music strike a global chord. From his acoustic, armor piercing duets with Hadas Kleinman on the cello, to the body shaking, all-band rock tunes!
In the past couple of months, a general hype in the alternative music scene all around Israel has been spreading, and Asaf & the Mojos played some of the best Venues around, got great radio air time and interviews, and some T.V exposure. In October 2007 The band had a small tour to New-York city, they took part in the M.E.A.N.Y Festival at the "Knitting factory" N.Y ,won the "NOTABLE MENTION" title and were invited to come back in December for another show. Asaf's EP ("now that you're leaving") is in the process of being signed to an American publishing company, and his new album, The Reckoning, is due this March.
Other than the albums…
On stage, Asaf & the Mojos are a force to be reckoned with!
"This was one of those concerts where you come out drenched to the pit of your soul, full of energy and dead tiered at the same time – I can't remember a time when I was so awe-stricken by a performance!"
"He scorches the stage completely with enchanting words and sounds!"
"I can't help but wonder – am I witnessing the birth of a legend?"
"Amazing and then some! Asaf & the Mojos are here to stay!
Swallow your pride and ask for an autograph , this kid is going to be worth gold"
- Kol Ha'i r
Asaf Avidan & the Mojos
(JerusalemTel-Aviv – Israel)
Asaf Avidan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Roi Peled – guitars
Ran Nir – bass
Joni Snow – drums
Hadas Kleinman – cello
100 local and regional Israeli gigs
Now That You're Leaving (EP) – 2006
The Reckoning - 2008
Newspaper coverage –
Rolling Stone Magazine (Mexico)
Ma'ariv Yediot Ha'aretz (the 3 major Israeli newspapers)
Radio coverage –
Galatz radio 88fm 106fm campus radio 101fm
TV coverage –
Channel 10 (Israels second largest network),
Channel 3 (Israels top cable channel),
Channel 1 (PBS)