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Moshav (band)

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Also known as  Moshav Band
Website  moshavband.com
Years active  1995-present
Record labels  Moshav Music, התו השמיני
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Past members  Yosef Solomon Karen Teperberg Meir Solomon Danny W. Roy Kariok Nimrod Nol
Members  Yehuda Solomon, Duvid Swirsky, Nimrod Nol
Albums  New Sun Rising, Return Again
Origins  Mevo Modi'im, Israel, Israel
Genres  Jewish rock, Alternative rock, Folk rock, World music
Similar  Soulfarm, Shlomo Carlebach, Shlomo Katz, Yehuda Green, Matisyahu

Moshav, formerly known as Moshav Band, is an Israeli-American Jewish rock band originating from Moshav Mevo Modi'im. Founded in 1995 by Yehuda Solomon and Duvid Swirsky, the group moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and has released seven studio albums. They are often regarded as one of the first groups to combine Jewish music with a rock sound, as elements of alternative rock, folk, funk, and reggae appear in their songs.



The Israel-born Moshav Band members grew up on Moshav Mevo Modi'im, a musical village located in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Their village, founded by the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, was and continues to be the birthplace of many Jewish songs enjoyed the world over. The members of the Moshav Band were under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach while immersed in his musical world, often performing with him at his concerts. Co-founder Yehuda Solomon is the son of Ben Zion Solomon, one of the original members of the Diaspora Yeshiva Band.

Although the members of the Moshav Band grew up playing music together, the band had its first official show at Jerusalem's Mike's Place in 1996, performing for an audience consisting mainly of American students studying abroad in various yeshivas as well as Hebrew University. The organizer of the event, Sharon Goldman, was unsure how to bill the as-yet unnamed act and opted for the simple "Moshav Band." The name stuck.

Since that time, the band has been heard at music festivals and more intimate settings worldwide. Projects in which the Moshav Band has played an essential role include The Wake Up Tour (a Northern American Jewish Renewal project) and Israeli Block Parties, organized to increase Israel and Jewish awareness. Now based in Los Angeles, the band continues to perform throughout the US and the world. They are known for being on the soundtrack to many Nefesh B'Nefesh videos.

Current members

  • Yehuda Solomon — vocals, percussion
  • Duvid Swirsky — vocals, guitar
  • Tamir Bar Zeli — drums, percussion
  • Geoffrey Parry — guitar
  • Matt Cheadle — bass
  • Past members

  • Yosef Solomon — bass
  • Karen Teperberg — drums
  • Meir Solomon — guitar
  • Danny W. — guitar
  • Oneg Shemesh — rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Roy Kariok — guitar
  • Nimrod Nol — violin
  • Albums

  • The Things You Can't Afford (1998)
  • Days (1999)
  • Lost Time (2002)
  • Return Again (2004)
  • Malachim (2005)
  • The Best of Moshav Band: Higher and Higher (2005)
  • Misplaced (2006)
  • Dancing in a Dangerous World (2010)
  • New Sun Rising (2013)
  • Shabbat Vol. 1 (2014)
  • Shabbat Vol. 2 (TBA 2017)
  • Singles

  • "Light the Way" (2011)
  • "Chicki Boom" (2013
  • "K'Shoshana" (2013)
  • "World on Fire" (ft. Matisyahu) (2013)
  • Music videos

  • "Eliyahu Hanavi" (2005)
  • "Bereishit" (2005)
  • "World on Fire" (2013)
  • "Chicki Boom" (2014)
  • Songs

    Eliyahu HaNaviReturn Again · 2005
    World on FireNew Sun Rising · 2013
    Heart Is OpenMisplaced · 2006


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