TAMAR APHEK - Tel Aviv, Israel
Tamar Aphek is one of the prominent faces of contemporary rock in the Israeli rock scene, and has been crowned “Israel’s guitar goddess” (Timeout Tel-Aviv). In 2014, Tamar made a leap forward with her solo EP “Collision”, which showed her great power not only as a shredder but as a talented songwriter. She received accolades for her score of the drama comedy “One week and a day”, which won the Gan foundation award at Cannes film festival. The film was officially distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories film company, Sophie Dulac distribution, and a Korean distribution company.
Tamar is akin to artists that shatter expectations – balancing elegance and brutality, ferocious guitar sound and sweet melodies. These forces resound through Tamar and her band’s live performances, which are infused by jazz and global musical rhythms. She has now resurfaced with a new project called after her own name, teaming up with Bass player Or Dromi and drummer David Gorensteyn. Tamar names her style “Jazz & Roll” – “I feel that in this period of time, while people eulogize rock’n’roll and compare it to its lost brother “the jazz” there’s a place to stop the erosion in these two genres”. Since then and now, Aphek played a couple of significant tours in Europe and in the U.S, shared the stage with artist such as M.Ward, Deerhof, The Editors and participated in festivals such as SXSW, Treefort festival, CMJ, Fusion Festival, Dreamgaze Festival, Barreiro Festival, Dunjam Festival and more.