Hailing from Tel Aviv, Dorine Levy is a Canadian singer-songwriter with a unique approach to her brand of indie-pop.
Her 2008 debut EP was an instant success, as the track "falling star" was haired by radios of many stores and institutions all over Europe.
Dorine has been performing all over Israel with her own band since 2010, being a part of the Golden Hatah Awards and reaching the top 5 international acts at music oz awards (MTV Australia)
It was about time to cross the borders, and Dorine got the chance to preform abroad, a the 2011 Canadian indie week festival (Toronto) and 2013 Austin's SXSW .
Her highly anticipated debut full length album wiil be released this year
Stay tuned for a vibrant 2013!
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
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|May 29, 2013 Wednesday||10:00 PM||Mitte city-bar||Jerusalem, IL|