every good boy

every good boy


A testament to what happens when a little artistic passion gets mixed up with some pure, raw human emotion, Every Good Boy's earthy and organic brand of folk pop is an absolute treat.


Growing up in the steamy San Fernando Valley, ORLY Bendavid always knew her destiny would one day lie in music. As a little girl, Bendavid so keenly recalls the sounds of a golden era of music, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Cat Stevens". This was the music my parents loved the most. This was the music I grew up on. And while you might not find the sound that these legends crafted in the folk pop she creates, Bendavid obviously took cues from these greats when it comes to songwriting. Her songs demonstrate a natural knack for clear and concise pop composition. With the ease of well-written songs, Bendavid's music allows listeners to focus on the precious words and the beatific music she stirs out of her acoustic guitar.

But it's the musicians she discovered on her own, in her influential teenage years that owe the most to the music she crafts. Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, Fiona Apple, and Ani Difranco, these are the musicians who influenced her and shaped the type of musician she hoped to one day become. These artists inspired me like no other. They didn't paint by numbers with their music. And not only did they bathe their songs in so much beauty and honesty, they made careers for themselves, on their own terms.

So Bendavid dropped out of Beauty School at the age of 21, trading in her shears for her beloved guitar. And in doing so, she realized her talents lay in affecting people's hearts, not their hairstyles. Later the rustic splendor of artists like Patty Griffin, Ryan Adams, and Gillian Welch would begin to help shape the sweet, simple, and soulful folk chords, rootsy grooves, and bluesy riffs that are her personal calling card. She would also take a piece of valuable advice from a homeless man stumbling in on her 1st show at a North Hollywood coffee shop. He told me I was good. But he thought I needed to feel what it is I was doing more. He told me to place myself in the situations and experiences that my songs are about. That way every emotion I felt at the time would resurface in my performance.

The valuable advice stuck. Joined by a talented cast of musicians that include Dan Tamberelli (Bass, Vocals), David Pitz (Drums and Percussion), and Jane Park (Violin, Mandolin, Percussion), and Thomas Ricciuti (Guitar, Ukulele), Bendavid is an artist who is more than willing to spew her most personal, sincere, and honest emotions into a crowded room of strangers, knowing full well that they will simply make of it what they will. Love, heartache, work, exhaustion, frustration, triumph Bendavid wraps her songs in these everyday themes that most folks can relate with at some point in their crazy lives. It is surely a testament to what happens when a little artistic passion gets mixed up with some pure, raw human emotion. And it's a big part of what makes Every Good Boy's brand of earthy and organic folk music such a treat.


ALBUM : "The Human Haiku" 2008


The All For Nots.com
"Stairmaster" for St. Mary's episode.
"It Never Ends" in The Baby short.

Top Ten Artist on Shop Rock Podcast

The Deli Magazine - 2008 Bio Feature
UNDER THE RADAR - February - April 2009

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Set List

We would most likely play 8 of these...

1. Clumsily Fumbling
2. Stairmaster
3. Lillian
4. A Son Never Forgets
5. String Bean
6. Synthetic Sympathy
7. Rivka
8. The Writer
9. The Guilt
10. It Never Ends
11. Christine
12. Mama
13. A cover song (Neil Young, CCR)