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EREZ

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"Silent Mountains EP REVIEW by Cyrus Rhodes"

“Silent Mountains” by “Erez and The End” is a compelling musical teaser. Its strong suit is the amazing guitar, songwriting virtuoso and artistic presence of Erez Eisenman. The brilliance is in the artistic development of Eisenman to the listener as he slowly reveals more and more to you as the EP unfolds. This CD will be a real joy for those listeners out there who want flowing R&B, Classic Rock to fill their sonic space peacefully and unobtrusively. I recommend you just hit play, close your eyes and see where the journey takes you. You’ll be glad you did. - Cyrus Rhodes on musesmuse.com


"Silent Mountains EP REVIEW by Chris West"

The raw, organic effort shines on Silent Mountains, the new five-track EP from Erez. Hallmarked by honest, melodic Rock stripped of post-production effects lends a gritty purity to the tracks. Meld that with the raspy vocal delivery of lead man Erez Eisenman and the all-analog approach to the album and the final product boasts a through-and-through Rock album of anthemic proportions. - Chris West on skopemag.com


"Silent Mountains EP REVIEW by Melissa Kucirek"

Singer/songwriter Erez Eisenman's gutsy voice has the character only found in the likes of Mark Knopfler or Bruce Springsteen himself. His charm is the woodsy, aged soul sound like a good whiskey. - Melissa Kucirek on Mix Tape Musing


"Silent Mountains EP REVIEW by Jim Pasinski"

Erez puts the accent on certain words to give a different feel to the song. - JP's Music Blog


"Silent Mountains EP REVIEW by Keith Chachkes"

EREZ makes music that hearkens back to a bygone era of songwriting where the quality matters as much as the production. - Hot Indie News


"Interview with EREZ on PensEyeView.com"

From a home base called New York City, this multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist has truly found his groove alongside a band of players collectively called Erez and The End, and together they’re creating music that’s honest, raw and full of what Erez labels as “LP Era Rock”. - PensEyeView.com


"Evening of songs"

Singer-songwriters Jess Meider and Erez Eisenman will perform their own unique set of stirring music, combining old and new sounds.

Meider, from the United States, will introduce her new rock'n' roll project, featuring Zac Courtney on drums and Gao Fang on bass. Eisenman's performance will be his last before he moves on to the stages of New York City and will feature two highly talented musicians: Nicolas Mege on drums and Philippe Mege on bass guitar.

April 14, 9 pm, 30 yuan. Yugong Yishan, west courtyard of the site of the former Duan Qirui government, 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng district, 6404-2711.

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"Evening of songs"

Singer-songwriters Jess Meider and Erez Eisenman will perform their own unique set of stirring music, combining old and new sounds.

Meider, from the United States, will introduce her new rock'n' roll project, featuring Zac Courtney on drums and Gao Fang on bass. Eisenman's performance will be his last before he moves on to the stages of New York City and will feature two highly talented musicians: Nicolas Mege on drums and Philippe Mege on bass guitar.

April 14, 9 pm, 30 yuan. Yugong Yishan, west courtyard of the site of the former Duan Qirui government, 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng district, 6404-2711.

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"Erez on Alive With Clive TV Show"

30 minute interview with Erez And The End on Alive With Clive featuring 4 new songs and conversation about the new "EP Silent Mountains" and LP Era Rock.
The show will be broadcasted on Channel 76 in White Plains on Monday, April 2, at 8.30 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. - Channel 76 in White Plains


"Erez brings back the Dire Straits Sound"


Erez and the End’s music combines the elegant intensity of Classic Rock with the rich lyrical tradition of singer-songwriters, in ways reminiscent of that weird hybrid of traditional styles called Dire Straits. Erez And The End debuted live at Rockwood Music Hall and will will perform songs from their new EP "Silent Mountains" and other original songs at Spike Hill on Sunday July 29. - The NYC - The Deli Mag


"New Guy Erez Shakes Up Local Rock Scene"

Just seven months on stage, singer-songwriter Erez Eisenman is making a name for himself on the Beijing rock scene. Catch his last performance on April 14 at Yugong Yishan before he goes to New York City to "really do this" music thing and record his debut album.
How did you start performing in Beijing?
I’ve been doing music since I can remember. One day, I listened to all the songs I had recorded, and felt that I wanted to do more with them. I began imagining more parts—bass, drums ... And I decided I’d check it out to see how it would sound.
When did you decide to do this professionally?
As soon as I decided to perform seven months ago. There was no other way: you either do it or you don’t. I’m not 20 anymore. If you want to reach an audience and work with more professional musicians, you have to take it seriously.
How has Beijing influenced your songwriting?
It hasn’t affected my approach. The process of writing songs is not something I plan. I don’t come up with an idea then write it. It’s more mystical. I sit down with guitar and something comes out spontaneously. But of course any experience, including living here, affects you and your emotional character. I can say that most of my songs were written in the past two years while living here in Beijing.
What is your approach?
What I was saying about writing songs is that it’s about the moment. It’s not going to be the same if I were writing the song two days later. You have to push yourself aside and give the song space to be born. If you’re too attentive, you control it too much. It gets dirty. It’s not pure. I don’t think about the lyrics. I see if I can relate to the music. If I can, I go with it. If I can't I throw it away.
What songs should our readers start with?
I just recorded four demos, just my guitar and vocals—raw and simple. Go to my MySpace and listen.
Who are your influences?
Singer-songwriters: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Springsteen ... I don’t aim to sound like anyone, but I know what I like. What’s the next step? After my April 14 show, I’m off to New York to really do this. I plan to find the right musicians there and record my album.
- CityWeekend Beijing - Blake Stone-Banks


"New Guy Erez Shakes Up Local Rock Scene"

Just seven months on stage, singer-songwriter Erez Eisenman is making a name for himself on the Beijing rock scene. Catch his last performance on April 14 at Yugong Yishan before he goes to New York City to "really do this" music thing and record his debut album.
How did you start performing in Beijing?
I’ve been doing music since I can remember. One day, I listened to all the songs I had recorded, and felt that I wanted to do more with them. I began imagining more parts—bass, drums ... And I decided I’d check it out to see how it would sound.
When did you decide to do this professionally?
As soon as I decided to perform seven months ago. There was no other way: you either do it or you don’t. I’m not 20 anymore. If you want to reach an audience and work with more professional musicians, you have to take it seriously.
How has Beijing influenced your songwriting?
It hasn’t affected my approach. The process of writing songs is not something I plan. I don’t come up with an idea then write it. It’s more mystical. I sit down with guitar and something comes out spontaneously. But of course any experience, including living here, affects you and your emotional character. I can say that most of my songs were written in the past two years while living here in Beijing.
What is your approach?
What I was saying about writing songs is that it’s about the moment. It’s not going to be the same if I were writing the song two days later. You have to push yourself aside and give the song space to be born. If you’re too attentive, you control it too much. It gets dirty. It’s not pure. I don’t think about the lyrics. I see if I can relate to the music. If I can, I go with it. If I can't I throw it away.
What songs should our readers start with?
I just recorded four demos, just my guitar and vocals—raw and simple. Go to my MySpace and listen.
Who are your influences?
Singer-songwriters: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Springsteen ... I don’t aim to sound like anyone, but I know what I like. What’s the next step? After my April 14 show, I’m off to New York to really do this. I plan to find the right musicians there and record my album.
- CityWeekend Beijing - Blake Stone-Banks


"Rocker Eisenman's final show in Beijing"

Beijing-based Israeli singer-songwriter Erez Eisenman will launch his farewell performance at Beijing's Yugong Yishan tomorrow night before making a long-term move to New York.

The songwriter made his debut as a singer several months ago when he was inspired to start his own band. Since then, the trio has performed his hard-rock songs regularly around the city and made a name for itself with Eisenman's deep voice and moving lyrics.

Though he said it's been a challenge to find a niche for his music, which is still relatively new to Chinese ears, he said his reception has been overwhelmingly positive.

"The audience is always very interested and eager to hear more," he said. "I am very happy to have been a part of an evolving music scene here, with the feeling of creating something new and of musicians supporting each other."

Global Times - Clemence Jiang, Global Times


"Rocker Eisenman's final show in Beijing"

Beijing-based Israeli singer-songwriter Erez Eisenman will launch his farewell performance at Beijing's Yugong Yishan tomorrow night before making a long-term move to New York.

The songwriter made his debut as a singer several months ago when he was inspired to start his own band. Since then, the trio has performed his hard-rock songs regularly around the city and made a name for itself with Eisenman's deep voice and moving lyrics.

Though he said it's been a challenge to find a niche for his music, which is still relatively new to Chinese ears, he said his reception has been overwhelmingly positive.

"The audience is always very interested and eager to hear more," he said. "I am very happy to have been a part of an evolving music scene here, with the feeling of creating something new and of musicians supporting each other."

Global Times - Clemence Jiang, Global Times


"Erez on Radio Crystal Blue"

Erez's song "Silent Mountains" played on Radio Crystal Blue's podcast by Dan Herman. - Radio Crystal Blue


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"New And Exciting Act On The Beijing Music Scene Is Singer-songwriter Erez Eisenman."

A new and exciting act on the Beijing music scene is singer-songwriter Erez Eisenman. Erez made his debut six months ago when he started playing at popular, yet intimate music venues in town. From the beginning Erez stood out with his deep voice and moving lyrics, and with the support of the Beijing audience and Yugong Yishan (the coolest place in town), he was encouraged to make the transition to this larger internationally known venue, and he now is a regular on their stage.

Although Erez draws the inspiration for his writing from within, he is influenced by the great tradition of singer-songwriters and artist whom he loves, such as Mark Knopfler, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and others.

Erez plays guitar and harmonica and handles the main vocals; he's currently accompanied by two highly talented musicians - Nicolas Mege who performs on drums and Philippe Mege, performing on bass. Together, this trio produces a raw and simple sound that emphasizes Erez’s moving and unique lyrics and music.

Keep your eyes open for this talented artist; I’m sure we’re going to see a lot more of him. And remember – you read about him here first! - Mi2N - Music Industry News Network


"Beijing Weekender :: Bob Marley Tribute | Erez Eisenman | All Guitars"

Chinese New Year is wrapping up, so it's still a relatively quiet weekend in Beijing nightlife. You'll find a few suggestions for what to do this weekend below.
SATURDAY
Erez Eisenman at Yugong Yishan: Local folk rocker Eisenman heats up Yugong Yishan alongside the band Borneo. - CityWeekend Beijing - Blake Stone-Banks


"Beijing Weekender :: Bob Marley Tribute | Erez Eisenman | All Guitars"

Chinese New Year is wrapping up, so it's still a relatively quiet weekend in Beijing nightlife. You'll find a few suggestions for what to do this weekend below.
SATURDAY
Erez Eisenman at Yugong Yishan: Local folk rocker Eisenman heats up Yugong Yishan alongside the band Borneo. - CityWeekend Beijing - Blake Stone-Banks


"Yugong Yishan: Erez Eisenman - February 12"

Erez Eisenman performs some of his newest songs

Erez Eisenman will be performing some of his newest songs in a trio accompanied by Nicolas Mege on drums, and Philippe Mege on bass.

Yugong Yishan, 9pm, Saturday 12 February 2011. 30RMB. - Time Out Beijing


"What's On - Stage: Erez Eisenman & Borneo"

Singer-songwriter Erez Eisenman jumps on the Yugong Yishan stage to give you a night of rock, blues and folk melodies. European four-man rock band Borneo, with influences from bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who will also play. - Global Times - What's On - Stage


"Erez Eisenman live at Yugong Yishan"

Just 5 months after Erez Eisenman’s Beijing debut, his 4th gig is booked at Yugong Yishan - definitely the coolest place in town… Erez’s music was influenced by those great artists he loves - like Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Mark Knopfler, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Dire Straits and others. So all of you out there who are also into this fabulous music, come and check out this performance! This next show at Yugong Yishan will have a new and exciting energy! Erez will be performing some of his newest songs in a trio accompanied by two highly talented and amazing musicians: Nicolas Mege on drums, and Philippe Mege on bass. Together, they produce a raw and simple sound that emphasizes Erez's moving lyrics. So even for those of you who've seen him before, it’ll be a whole new experience… Don’t miss it - right after Chinese New Year, Erez Eisenman- Vocals/Guitars/Harmonica Philippe Mege - Bass Nicolas Mege – Drums" - CityWeekend Beijing


"Beijing Live Music Quickslants: Of Marley, Eisenman and Shredders union"

Beijing is slowly waking up from its spring festival-induced hibernation with some decent shows popping up left and right. While the bulk of places is still just getting over their jiaozi intake, Mao Live and Yugong Yishan have had a couple of coffees already and are set to go:
Saturday February 12th:
Erez Eisenman @ Yugong Yishan:
He’s only been around Beijing for a few months but his name is one of those that just keeps popping up on bills all over the place. Acoustic folk rock with harmonica flavors… I haven’t personally seen him live yet but a few of those that did say he’s worth the admission ticket. Borneo handles opening duties. - By Beijing Daze in Tunes under the moon


"No Gimmicks, Just Rock: Erez Eisenman at Yugong Yishan"

post punk, math rock, emo, prog-rock, acid…… whatever! Sometimes, just sometimes, I wanna tell folks to take their labels and shove them where the sun don’t shine. Rock is rock! you know it when you hear it, smell it, lick it and bathe in it… it doesn’t really need to be labeled much. Saturday night at Yugong Yishan was one such night where it was rock and just that.
I was looking forward to Erez Eisenman whose name had been popping around Beijing for the past few months. unfortunately, some inner-mongolian lamb got in my way (more on that some other day) and we barely made it in time to catch the last 3 songs of his set. I wish i had seen/heard more! Erez has one of those low pitched voices ( think Cave, Cohen, Waits) and uses it well. good tempo, nice riffs with the pre-requisite blues edge. Another surprise was that Nico, Mademoiselle’s drummer, was on the skins that night and he was good. the man might just play jazz most of the time but he can bang them when he needs to! Based on those 3 songs, I’d definitely like to go and catch him again!

One thing I MUST mention is that this was one of 3 shows I’ve seen at yugong in the space of a week’s time… the sound was impeccable on each occasion! I’ve given them enough shit over the past few months, it’s only fair to give them some credit too.
Having a straight up rock n roll show like that one was almost an icing on the cake.
… and that makes me happier than a pig in shit! - By Beijing Daze in Tunes under the moon


Discography

EREZ - The Rose of Jericho

Release April 2016

Track Listing

1 My Love
2 Long Leather Jacket
3 Walking You Back Home
4 Crumbs of Love
5 Singing Out to You
6 Give You My Love
7 Lonely Bird
8 The Border
9 The Party's Over
10 The Way to Louisiana 


ALBUM INFO

Written, Arranged and produced by EREZ
Recorded and Engineered / Mixed by Steve Mazur at Bismeaux Recording Studio, Austin, TX
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering,  Los Angeles, CA

PERFORMED BY
Erez - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
Chris Konte - piano, Hammond B3 organ, Fender Rhodes piano, backing vocals
Kurt Grein - bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Christian Umstattd - drums, backing vocals

Oliver Rajamani - percussion on "Give You My Love"

EREZ - EREZ

Released 2013

Track Listing:

1 LET ME IN
2 WONDERING
3 WAITING FOR A TRAIN
4 DAYS OF SONG AND LAUGHTER
5 REVERIE
6 HERE IN THE DARK
7 NEAR THE RIVER
8 BEEN A LONG TIME
9 NO MORE CRYING
10 BETTER DAYS

ALBUM INFO :

Written, Arranged and Produced by Erez
Recorded by Craig Dreyer at Mighty Toad Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Tim Hatfield at Cowboy Technical Services, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, New York, NY

PERFORMED BY:

Erez – vocals, electric guitar
Nic Travis – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals
Bennett Miller – bass guitar, background vocals
Craig Dreyer – electric piano, organ
Chris Infusino - drums (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8)
Chris Benelli - drums (tracks 6, 9, 10)

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Bio

EREZ, an Israeli-American singer-songwriter, always felt pulled by the need to keep moving. Raised in a remote town by the Dead Sea, his wanderlust soon led him around the world, studying philosophy and cultures from Asia to New York. Each city offered new insights and perspectives that left impressions in his thoughts and lyrics. Connecting with the tones of Austin, TX, Erez has made it his home for over two years; the longest he has remained in one place to date. When asked why he decided to stay, he replied in a musing tone, “Maybe it’s the heat that reminds me of where I came from that makes me want to stay here a little longer.”

EREZ’s songs are personal in nature, celebrating the deeper, more pensive side of life; exploring themes such as love, loss, the formation and evolution of memories and the fragility of the human existence. EREZ’s music, voice, and songwriting have often drawn comparisons to the likes of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler and Lou Reed. His music is sparse, combining a variety of styles; Folk, Rock, Blues, Americana, Jazz and even some Classical influences that trace all the way back to his Eastern European roots. EREZ’s vocal performance has a storyteller quality to it, and his voice is distinct, soulful and full of character. His guitar playing is almost an extension of the lyrical content of his songs; shining through with warm tones and minimalistic phrases that are both delicate and intense.

The new album, “The Rose of Jericho”, was recorded and mixed to tape, with a fully analog production. The warm sound of the tape, Erez says, reminds him of his favorite records, and helped keep everybody honest; “The limiting aspects of tape, together with the live performance style it was recorded in compelled us all to deliver a genuine performance that was entirely rooted in the moment”. The record features ten songs that explore the conflict between one’s necessity to move on and his inability to let go of the emotional attachments that connect him to his past.

EREZ will be touring extensively in 2016 in support of “The Rose of Jericho”. He will be performing at traditional music venues, galleries, community centers, creative spaces and house concerts throughout the Southeast, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic.

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