“The perfect tonic for a hangover offering delightful grooves and sweet melodies in equal measures” - Cougar Microbes
“Best described as dance pop with an edge” - Sweet Tea Pumkin Pie
Dorine Levy was a typical teenager living in Montreal, Canada when her parents decided to up roots and relocate to Tel Aviv. Suddenly she found herself far from the city and friends she had grown up and, crucially, an older brother who had been responsible for sharing his epic record collection with her.
Separated from the things she was most attached to Dorine looked for an outlet in her music recording bedroom compositions yet remaining too shy to perform them to anyone. Following the completion of her compulsory military service Dorine enrolled at fashion school where her professors remarked that her pieces constantly focussed around music. Faced with this inescapable truth she chose to enroll in a music school where fate would have her meet future husband and musical collaborator Eitan.
Her first single release was called “La Mort” was the lead track from the 'Nine Beach' compilation that achieved good sales. Her 2008 debut EP soon followed with the track "Falling Star" being selected by local radio for airplay as well as as part of the marketing campaign for a leading European clothes chain. In turn Dorine was selected in the top 5 International acts at the Music Oz Awards (MTV Australia)
Next up Dorine assembled a live band and toured all over Israel perfecting her live set and fine tuning her music. Glorious performances at Indie Week Canada as well as SXSW 2013 are only the start as she prepares to take her live show further afield.
This summer Dorine will release her single “There For Me”, the first official release from the upcoming debut 'Underwater' which is due in October. The album will feature 12 tracks written and produced by Dorine herself.
Gilad Meir - Guitar
Avi Hazut - Bass
Dorine Levy - Singer, Keybords, Producer
Eitan Shapira - Vocals, drum pads, General Manager
Releasing Debut Album in 2013
Dorine Levy at SXSW
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Dorine Levy, an indie pop artist from Tel Aviv, Israel, performed alongside her husband, Eitan Shapi...Dorine Levy, an indie pop artist from Tel Aviv, Israel, performed alongside her husband, Eitan Shapira (percussionist), at our showcase in Austin during SXSW. The duo performed songs from Levy’s forthcoming album, Underwater, as well as a few older tunes. Although performing without their usual bassist and guitarist, the duo was still able to keep the crowd moving with the assistance of digital instruments, such as an electronic drum pad and synthesizer. Dorine Levy’s music is best described as dance pop with an edge. Her musical inspirations stem from ‘90s hip-hop and rap, as well as grunge and a side of Pink Floyd.
Although Levy’s songs are sung in English, her first language was French. She grew up in Montreal, Canada, but moved to Israel in her early teen years. Like any emotionally unbalanced teen, Levy needed to find a way to dull the pain from leaving behind everything she once knew. Using music as her outlet, Levy began writing songs, but did not immediately perform them in front of an audience.
“I was always singing and admiring music, but I used to be a shy person; I couldn’t sing in front of people,” said Levy. “I was writing songs a bit on the guitar, but I would never admit that I wanted to make music.”
Photo by Julio Jimenez
Levy pursued other passions, such as fashion. But a year after attending fashion school, she quickly realized that her true passion was music. “Everything that I made was [somehow] connected to music,” she said. “All the professors would tell me that I made such musical pieces.” With that, Levy decided to follow her heart. She enrolled in a music school in Tel Aviv, where fate decided to show its face again by introducing her to Shapira.
Performing songs in English in a country where Hebrew is the dominant language was a bit difficult at first. But recently, Levy has noticed a change in musicians braving the Hebrew-speaking crowd by performing songs in other languages. She is grateful at how open-minded Israelis are. Levy believes the Internet has not only made music global, but that it has also made people more willing to accept new sounds.
Photo by Julio Jimenez
Levy is currently working on her first full-length album, Underwater, which is to be released late this summer. She will be releasing a few singles, as well as a music video for “There For Me” ahead of the album. Visit her website at www.DorineLevy.com to stay up-to-date.
And as always, I couldn’t leave out our signature question, “Sweet tea or pumpkin pie?” Levy’s response: “[Although] I’ve never had it before (because we don’t have it in Israel), Pumpkin pie.”
2 Live sets availabe:
1.Full set- 50min
2.Openinig act/ showcase- Half an hour
There for me
Cow Boy Fest
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