Next Stop: Tel Aviv
Hello Virtual Tourists,
I'm Barry, a New York singer/songwriter, acousic guitarist and electric bassist who wishes to plan a gig-related first trip to Tel-Aviv, with some very serrious considerations towards eventually relocating to that city, or a neighboring one. I am looking to chat with people who live or have lived there, so as to learn how to effectively navigate my way towards the right contacts in the Israeli musical community, etc. I currently work solo as a "troubadour" (singing acoustic guitarist), which includes many trips to Denmark and Finland, and in 2007 I had my first-ever experience playing big stages as a hired musician in BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the current band of Ritchie Blackmore (of Deep Purple: "Smoke On The Water" fame). For Blackmore, I played both bass and guitar, while assuming some musical directorship responsibilities. Anything you'd care to share of your experiences in and around Tel Aviv would be most helpful.