Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Unique and Eclectic Sounds of Coolooloosh

I'm sitting here on the floor at Stevenson Center on the UC Santa Cruz campus. After another stunning set by Michelle Citrin, I'm listening to Coolooloosh...they sing mostly in English, but are an undeniably Israeli band. The six band members seem to have very different skills and styles, but somehow become a whole that is undefinably awesome. They inspire devotion among their regular fans, recruit more fans with every performance, and bring everyone to their feet for funk/hip-hop infused dancing that leaves the crowd jumping and wanting more.

Lead singer Rebel Sun's rhyming mastery is perfectly complemented by Yuval Gerstein on guitars and vocals; Ori Winokur on bass; Yogev Shitrit on drums; Arik Levy on saxophones; and Itamar Borochov on trumpet.

If you haven't seen them yet, check them out...we have shows lined up in San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas for the Israelity Tour, and then beyond that, who knows? They're recording a new album in Philadelphia after the tour, so they'll probably become one of those bands that's too big for you...so get your tickets right now while you can still afford them!

You know the address: Israelity.BirthrightIsrael.com -- good tickets still available!

1 comment:

Draw Loud! said...

If you liked them out West, you will love Coolooloosh at their 2nd NYC appearance at one of our nation's premiers clubs for eclectic music; Joe's Pub in Greenwich Village www.joespub.com - Saturday, March 15th at 11PM - $12 $10 for students

Hope to see you there and help us spread the word!!