The band was formed over 30 years ago, have you ever performed in Boston before?
The band performed in the U.S. for the first time in 2004. Since then we have been on 5-6 tours. We have been to Boston twice during those tours.
You have been active for 24 years (1984-1995, 2003-2016). What is so unique about your band that has allowed you to perform together for so long? How do you stay relevant and popular?
Actually, even during the years we didn’t perform together as a band (1995-2003), we were still involved in one another’s projects. So we are actually working together for more than 30 years. We love what we do, we are updating ourselves constantly in the world of music, and we try to renew things for ourselves and for our crowd. We are still popular, so we must be doing something right.
You are considered to be one of the most influential bands in Israeli Rock music. How did you achieve this status? What was innovative about your music that influenced everyone?
We worked very hard during all those years, and we always looked for a new sound. We did every record in a different way. The uniqueness about great bands is that they have their own special sound, and we have that.
What’s special about your music that would attract the Jewish Americans? What American music are you influenced by?
We have had Americans, and Jewish Americans, as spectators in our concerts. They didn’t always know our music before – but they witnessed an Israeli Rock n’ Roll concert that stands in every American standard. They testified they had amazing experiences. Different things influenced everyone in our band, but I can say our model is the “Rolling Stones”. That means we have at least 20 more years of records and performances.
Would you define your music as ‘Israeli’?
Our music is definitely Israeli. We hear from a lot Israelis that our songs are the soundtrack of their lives.
You have released 12 albums and hundreds of songs in the past 30 years. Do you have a favorite song you relate to the most? Why?
It’s hard to choose one specific song we love the most. We do, however, have a lot of hits. This large repertoire allows us to mix up our song list differently for every performance.
In case there are people that haven’t seen you perform, what kind of experience can they expect?
The band is now in one of its best periods, so everyone will hear many of our hits and see us playing with all our hearts. The audience has a major part in our performances, so we are excited to meet the community, and with your help to have a very special performance.