Tally Koren
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Tally Koren

London, England, United Kingdom | MAJOR

London, England, United Kingdom | MAJOR
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"By George! Radio programme helps Tally to change direction"

THE pivotal movement for Tally Koren came when she was listening to a radio programme about The Beatles.
It was then that she decided to release a different type of album.
72 Names is the Israeli-born singer’s first in two years and represents a change in direction for Tally.
“I have been working for so many years and not releasing material because I did not think it was good enough,” Tally told the Jewish Telegraph.
“Sir George Martin (The Beatles’ legendary producer) was talking about a collection of singles by the band and it made me sit up and notice.
“I have a collection of my own, of my best songs, but I never released them, despite people telling me that they were good.”
Tally, Phil Curren and Israeli Yoad Nevo, who has worked with the likes of the Sugababes, Girls Aloud, The Pet Shop Boys and Goldfrapp, have produced the album.
A graduate of London’s Leo Baeck College with a BA in Jewish studies, all of her lyrics are influences by Judaism and the Bible.
And the title song, 72 Names, translates as El Hayam in Hebrew.
Tally explained: “This album represents who I am in the best way.
“I sent Yoad a demo of El Hayam that I had recorded and he loved it.
“It was in Hebrew, but I realised that it couldn’t be for mainstream radio.
“I translated it into English, but it was almost an impossible task because it is a biblical text.”
As well as singing, she is also
a qualified healer. When she was 11, Tally went
to live in Mexico City with her parents.
“It was quite a culture shock, totally different to Israel,” she recalled.
On her return to Israel, the family settled in Haifa, where Tally was spotted by a modelling scout .
At 15, she ended up modelling on the catwalks of New York, Mexico, Texas and Tel Aviv.
But her modelling stint came to an end when she joined the Israeli army and discovered that she had a good voice.
She was offered a long-term record deal in America, but decided against it.
And, since moving to London in the late 1990s, she has worked with several well-known producers, such as Dave Dix and Thrashing Doves’ Foreman brothers.
On her first album, Timeless Melodies, Tally wrote, produced and edited melodies by the great composers, turning them into songs.
And record label EMI went on to include one of the tracks on their compilation CD Crossover Superstar, which featured artists such as Charlotte Church, Kiri Te Kanawa, Russell Watson, and Sarah Brightman.
She also wrote a song for the 2008 film The Man Who Sold The World.
Of the new album, Tally said: “It is full of sounds, colours and cultures which have influenced me throughout my life.
“It is quite an eclectic mix, so putting it together was like doing a jigsaw.”
The influence of the Thames also shines through on the album, as the river runs past her home in the London suburb of Barnes.
She performs her own take on poet William Blake’s Men of the Thames.
Settled in London, Tally became a British citizen last year.
She is married to hypnotherapist and life coach Simon Edwards, who converted to Judaism to marry Tally.
Tally said: “Being Israeli, I had hardly ever been in a synagogue, but when Simon started his conversion journey at the Westminster Synagogue under Rabbi Thomas Solomon, I understood for the first time the importance of Jewish community.”
Tally, who is of Polish, Syrian and Lebanese descent, returns to Israel once or twice a year.
And she is not surprised at the amount of musical and acting talent emanating from the country.
“Perhaps the political situation there causes people to be more creative,” she pondered.
“I do love real Middle Eastern music though, it reminds me of home.”
Tally has sung at such events as Pizza on the Park and at the Marbella Film Festival.
And she also performed for Israeli president Shimon Peres at a charity event.
On Sunday, November 28 (1pm), Tally will perform at Tate Britain as part of an exhibition on William Blake. - Jewish Telegraph

"Top - 40 Charts"

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Tally Koren Official Website) Tally Koren, a London Fringe Award Winner of 2011, has been receiving national radio play for her single 'Beauty of the Duty' - plus great reviews.
Radio 2 playlisted, the single won her fans in Graham Norton and Chris Evans.

Tally is now looking to give her single another life - in the dance world - and has created a remix contest to encourage up and coming talent to give her track a shake down.

And Tally's competition has surprised many critics by attracting a large amount of interest and entries - over 50 in the first week!

it just goes to show that the future superstar remixers out there like a challenge - and have shown tremendous support for 47 year old ex-beauty queen Tally and her quest to create a dance hit.

Tally is offering to release the winning remix as a prize, plus the runners up will receive a year contract with D-ROM and a free mastering session.

Tally says ',I am excited to hear what will happen with my song - I am glad it will take on a new energy and hope it will become a hit all over again in another genre'.

To join the fast growing number of entrants, go to www.tallykoren.com to get the stems.
- T4C


“Luscious vocals whisper their way into your heart with track after track of pure genius." - Maggie Woods - Journalist - Entertainment4media.com

"Tally koren"

“Koren, a husky- voiced, charismatically and incredibly passionate woman” Loren Krotosky – Jewish News - jewish news

"Tally koren"

Tally has
a licence
to thrill

ISRAELI singer Tally
Koren has a role in the
new James Bond film.
Tally, who is a
qualified healer, will be
heard as the voice of an
Israeli agent in the
Quantum of Solace.
The film premieres
on October 29 — the
same day as the release
of Tally’s new classical
composers’ album,
Timeless Melodies and
her performance at
Pizza on the Park
(08456 027 017).
The London-based
singer will also have a
song, Shirei Hatefillah,
included in a book of
music being produced
by Reform Judaism to
mark its new siddur
Seder Hatefillah.
Timeless Melodies is
a unique project based
on the music of Mozart,
Chopin, Fauré, Satie,
Beethoven, Tchaikovsky
and Piazzola.
The single, In My
Dreams, is gaining
airplay nationally. - jewish telegraph


Tally Koren -
Israeli born singer-songwriter, now resident in Barnes, whose gorgeous lounge-pop has been likened to a calmer
Goldfrapp or a modern Karen Carpenter. Her vocal ranges from breathy and atmospheric to soaringly upbeat, while the
tempo moves from slow and dreamy to an almost middle-Eastern and Asian percussive beat fuelled by darbuka and
tabla. - Entertainment4media.com


a song in Compilation Super Star Coross Over EMI 2006
Album with Splash EMI Korea 2006
Single - Untied Kingtom - 2007
Timeless Melodies - 2008
72 Names - 2011
Beauty of the Duty - 2011
Hallelujah - 2012

Calling You - 2012



Tally was voted the winner of the London Fringe Best Singer/Songwriter Award 2011

With her latest single ‘Beauty of The Duty’ having made it on to the BBC radio 2 playlist and 40 other UK based radio stations all eagerly plugging and playing Tally’s fresh sounds, she is making waves worldwide!

The eclectic sound of Tally’s music, brings together the percussive sounds of her Middle Eastern roots, with the Western World influences of progressive electronic music and orchestration, to perfectly enhance the elegance and the uniqueness of her voice.

Her new album 72 names produced by Phil Curran and one of Europe’s most successful producers – Yoad Navo – who has worked with the Pet shop Boys, Jem, Bryan Adams, Goldfrapp and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Tally’s live performances including Pizza on the Park, Marbella Film Festival ,The House of Lords, Soho Review Bar and other selected London venues

- Solo guest appearance for the president Shimon Peres and 1000 guests at a charity event at Hilton Tel Aviv .

- Hallelujah - Koren’s last single was featured amongst the highlights of the Graham Norton show in 2011 and Aled Jones Good Morning Sunday Show .

- Her first single Beauty Of The Duty was played by Chris Evans, Graham Norton, Janice Long and Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 and play-listed on 40 other UK based radio and have over 64000 hits on youtube.

‘In My Dreams’ (Fauré-Pavane) was included in the EMI compilation CD ‘Crossover Superstar’ with regular airplay on Sky TV.

- ‘Rotten Fruit’ written by Tally for the film 'The man who sold the world', screened at Cannes.