Booking: Akavish Music
Assaf 052-2785282 | Dana 050-5211538
The Heeby Gee Bees, one of Israel's leading blues/rock acts, are renowned for their energetic live shows, and their fantastic interpretation and performance of many blues and rock classics. The band has gigged non stop since day one, and has gained a reputation for being one of the country's hardest working bands.
The Heeby Gee Bees began their way in late 2006 as an acoustic blues duo. Guy Dagan (lead vocalist and vistuoso harmonica player) and Assaf Barak (guitar and vocals) met, like many modern couples, on the internet… Dagan (son of famous Israeli soul singer Tzila Dagan and actor Ezra Dagan), with a long career of acting and music behind him, and Barak, who has played guitar with numerous bands and artists, found a common language in the blues. The two began performing together as an acoustic duo show titled Lightnin' Hits The Rye (which recently also came out on CD), playing blues, rock and soul classics.
About a year later, they decided to put together an electric band, and invited two of Israel's veteran blues cats, bassist Roughy Yedidia and drummer Yechiel Brower, to join the band. Shortly after that the band added the amazing Kfir Tzairi on keyboard. Ever since its conception, the now electric band gigged nonstop all over the country, coming to an average of 12-13 shows a month.
The Heeby Gee Bees take the audience on a fascinating journey to the roots of blues, rock and soul music, with an unforgettable performance of classic song made famous by such greats as Muddy Waters, BB King, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Freddie King, Albert King, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many others.
Along the years the band has played numerous events and festivals (headlining the 2012 "Jacobs Ladder Festival", the largest folk/blues/country music festival in Israel), and playing one of the main stages of "Yaarot Menashe Festival" in 2013). They have collaborated with local and international blues artists (Lee Oscar, Mitch Woods, Delmark Goldfarb, Brian Cober, Efraim Shamir, Dafna Armoni, Aryeh Muskuna).
In the near future, the Heeby Gee Bees are planning to record another album – this time with a full band, which will include original songs, as well as take their act abroad – to blues festivals and venues in Europe, The US, and wherever they can.
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