Nefrit El-Or

Nefrit El-Or

 Bethesda, Maryland, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Nefrit El-Or's voice and music are everything but ordinary. Her songs are intelligent, captivating, beat-driven and certainly unforgettable. Her music is the kind you'd wake up humming to yourself in the morning.

Biography

Nefrit El-Or

A musician at heart and author at soul, a street-side philosopher and an adept storyteller, a professional dreamer and an inventor of things - Nefrit El-Or is everything but conventional.

Born in Israel, Nefrit grew up in a kibbutz- the stomping ground of her youth, where everyday life centered around art, imagination, nature and music- it was a milieu of inspiration that nourished future aspirations.

Nefrit’s last 11 years have been highlighted by creating and recording 3 music albums, touring with her band, and writing short, unconventional stories (both in Hebrew and in English) while also working on two novels.

Nefrit has recently finished her 3rd album, From Greater Heights, which includes fan favorites “Beautiful Lies”, “Pretend”, “Bullet”, “Shiver”, and the title track, “From Greater Heights”. Her debut album, Maya Blue, has gotten raving reviews at the Washington Post, Music Monthly, and other papers. Nefrit was also nominated for Wammie awards (Washington Area Music Association prize ceremony) in “Best Rock Instrumentalist”, “Best Debut Album”, and “Best Rock Album”.

Nefrit has performed in a wide spectrum of top-notch venues, festivals and conferences and her songs were aired at multiple radio stations.

Nefrit has also concluded her work on a multi-cultural fictional novel called Blahndo, which shifts between present and past and is reminiscent of the movie Big Fish in its use of exaggerated memories, a young-adult novel named Foreverwhere, which is a cross between Alice In Wonderland and Willy Wonka, and a collection of young adult, ‘Dr. Seuss meets Shel Silverstein’ short stories (both in Hebrew and in English) which Nefrit also illustrated, called Shiny Tiny Little Things.

Today, Nefrit hopes to establish herself as a world-class musician and author, and to reach as wide of an audience as possible with her unique creations by placing her music on major films and commercials, in writing material for major artists, and in taking her music as far as possible. She hopes to publish her manuscripts and illustrations through major publishers.

Discography

2003- Collider (EP)
2004- Maya Blue (full length album), nominated for 2004 Wamies award for “Best Debut Album”
2012- From Greater Heights (full length album)