Efrat Gosh

Efrat Gosh

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Singer, songwriter, composer, actress – the all in one, multi-talented 24 years old Efrat Gosh does it all. Possessing one of the most unique voices in contemporary music, she continues to explore the boundaries of folk/cabaretic/ rock and changes the face of Israeli music.

Biography

Born in 1983 and raised in Hertzelya, she attended the music department at "Alon" high school in Ramat Hasharon. She then continued to deepen her knowledge and broaden her skills at the well known "Rimon" school of music, focusing mainly on Jazz. During that time period, she attended and participated in many musical performances. Little did she know that one show in particular will change her life.

One evening during 2002, after performing along side Yoni Bloch as his backup singer, a representative of NMC (one of Israel's biggest record companies), approached her – and the rest, as they say, was history. Gosh was immediately signed to a long term contract with NMC and began working on her debut album. During the time it took her to work on the album, she toured the country and performed almost 200 times as a jazz singer, making her mark on numerous venues and audiences.

It took three years to gather the right musicians, materials and writers, but eventually – in 2004, Gosh entered the recording studio. During that time period, Gosh joined Ofer Meiri's project, Metropolin. Gosh sang on several songs which appeared on Metropolin's debut album: "Without Saying a Word", "Angels", "What a Future" and "Japan" to name a few.

In 2005, her first and self titled album, "Efrat Gosh" hit the market and radio stations. The album, produced by her now long time friend and colleague, Yoni Bloch, received a warm welcome by music critics and radio stations alike. The first single, "Every Time you come" became an instant hit and was soon to be followed by cover version of "Once in a Lifetime" (originally by Amir Lev). Further positive reviews were soon added, as "Once in a Lifetime" was chosen as the theme song for the TV series "Catching the Sky". A week after her debut album was released; Metropolin's album did the same. The result was surprising and delightful – Gosh was now featured on more radio hits, including "Without Saying a Word" and "Angels" in addition to her own solo hits.

Soon after, Gosh hit the road and toured extensively, spicing things up with Jazz infused performances. Along the way, she also chose to explore a new direction and began acting. Director Jud Ne'eman chose to cast her( תפקיד ראשי ) in his film "Nuzhat El Fuad" and in the following year,Amos Kolak (one of the most noted Israeli directors who receives a wide international recognition as well), chose to cast Gosh in his film "LL" (filmed in New York during the summer of 2006) after he attended one of her shows. Shortly after, she also landed acting jobs in theater ("Heroes against Their Own Will", Haifa Theater) and in television (guest star on the TV series, "Pick Up").

In 2007, Gosh completed the work on her second album, "The Forgiveness and I". The album features a more sophisticated side of Gosh, crossing the lines of rock and infusing it with Bossa-Nova, Jazz, melancholy and profound lyrics. " See The Light", the album's first single became an instant hit and was played on the highest rotation on most radio stations in the country And reached #1 charts for tree weeks. Soon after, the second single, "As it use to be" did the same. However, it was the third single, "Boxing Fight" which moved Gosh the most, since she wrote and composed it all by her self. The song, dramatic and fierce, discussed the burning issue of women's assault and abuse. While the two first singles have already been accompanied with top of the line video-clips (not the two first but the first and the third) (and are broadcasted at the highest rotation on the Israeli music channel, Channel 24), Gosh is now focusing on a new tour, anxious to reach her beloved followers and new listeners.

Discography

LP - The Forvigeness and I - 2007
LP - Efrat Gosh - 2005