Amotz Barak Ben-Israel
"Stuff happens inside my head all the time, and most of that time I just let it happen, but social normality demands I keep 10% under it's control. ..." (95% of these are recorded, produced and performed by myself-so it is a tedious process to get them published)
With more than 40 years of western Hemisphere experience, from the interior regions of Alaska, to as far south as Panama, Central America, Amotz has those influences soaring through his music.
Here on The Planet with versatility, virtuosity and charisma. Undiscovered, yet incomparable to any music being played over the airwaves today, and still has the value of listenabilty.
Born in Motorville, 1958, first gen north American immigrant patriarch and a 1/4 Cherokee matriarch; spending seven years in panama from 69 – 76; 77 in Oklahoma; 78 - 03 in Alaska, then now in Oz since 2004...
Influences from life and education stream through the music like paint on a canvas, words on a page,- like 'a beautiful mind' without the sights only the voices and images, it is not possible to write, record, produce, perform, design, or choreograph all that is,- in its stead a bit given what is possible...
…contained, what I consider either 'produced works(PW)', which you hear on this site, with the exception of "Breakdown" which I like to refer to as 'produced original works(POW)' and then you have 'original works(OW)', which are first edition pieces without 'additives' or 'artificial sweeteners' ...
some other projects I am involved in: -
Amotz has performing since the early age of eight, first in primary school in Detroit, MI, USA – spent his pre-teens and adolescence performing in Panama, Central America and most of his adult life throughout the Continental US, Canada and Alaska;- the past eleven (11) years he has made his home here in Western Australia.
…stage persona Gepetto2U, is a solo artist in every sense of the defining meaning. Production, performance, recording, mixing and mastering; all done in his home studio and with the quality and care of any studio on the commercial market. His raw wisdom of human nature gives the listener an insight into one’s own psyche.
Can we give a genre to his style? Perhaps not. Unless we just simply say FINDIE, with all the genre free independent meaning Indie has always represented.
He now has two published compositions; under Indie Alliance Adult Contemoprary Vol I, released Jan 7, 2008, "Just Breathe", and "Old School", under Apache Rose Publishing, Inc., Best New Bands Volume 3 (Dec. 2007), and again under Tomasian Entertainment! Rock OUTLOUD, released in July 2008, His compositions are played regularly over internet radio station Down Unda Thunda Radio, in Australia, IndieLife Radio, Rhode Island, USA, and now, University of Moscow Radio.
Listen for yourself…
as time marches on perhaps i will be able to show you more...
Musical influences from Americana, Real R & B, Eric Clapton, B. B. King, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Carlos Santana, Al Demiola, Doobie Bros, Allman Bros, Mountain, J. S. Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Steely Dan, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Richard Starkey, Todd Rundgren, Frank Zappa, The Pink Floyd, Who, Guess Who, Pat Travers, Rush, Benny Goodman, William George Wasserman, and too many to mention them all.....Six millennia of musical conceptions.
Amotz now resides in Western Australia and is already working on his ... compilation with the influences of the area sure to affect the sound and music.
*Member: ASCAP, ASA, PerthBands