Pop music

Moni could be in the money after wowing judges on The Voice

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2013

An acclaimed contestant on BBC’s The Voice has revealed that his talent is inherited from his father — a chazan at Newbury Park United Synagogue in Ilford — and his mother, who is also “an amazing singer”.


Review: Primal Scream

By Paul Lester, May 6, 2013

It is 22 years since Primal Scream released a truly important album (Screamadelica) and 13 years since their last great one (XTRMNTR). The former captured the heady moment when house music entered the mainstream; the latter was the most successful example of the band’s rampant eclecticism.


Rihanna to perform in Tel Aviv

By Zoe Winograd, April 23, 2013

Rihanna will be performing in Israel later this year, it has been announced.

The Grammy award-winning star is due to sing at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv in October. The 25-year-old r n b artist last performed in Israel in 2010.


Justin Bieber says Anne Frank 'would have been a belieber'

By Zoe Winograd, April 15, 2013

Justin Bieber has caused controversy by expressing the view that Anne Frank “would have been a belieber” during his visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.


Amy Winehouse’s father hits out at Beyoncé over cover track

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2013

Late Jewish singing sensation Amy Winehouse is known for her top selling 'Back to Black' single – and international star Beyoncé Knowles has now released a cover of the hit. But not everyone is happy about it.

Mitch Winehouse, the late star’s father, said that he had not been consulted on the release of the cover that can now be heard on The Great Gatsby film trailer.


Alicia Keys, Depeche Mode to perform in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2013

Alicia Keys and the band Depeche Mode have become the latest artists to be targeted by supporters of a cultural boycott of Israel.

The US singer is due to perform in Tel Aviv in July for the first time in her career, while the English band, who rose to fame in the 1980s, are set to entertain an Israeli audience in May.


Bodyguard sues Bieber for ‘assault’

By Zoe Winograd, January 14, 2013

Pop singer Justin Bieber is being sued by his former Israeli bodyguard.

Moshe Benabou, who worked for the 18-year-old from March 2011 until October 2012, is seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery, in addition to $420,000 in unpaid overtime.

According to reports, Mr Benabou claims that the singer berated and punched him on the chest multiple times.


Jessie Ware is Brit awards nominee

By Sandy Rashty, January 11, 2013

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware has been nominated for two Brit awards.

The former JC intern, 26, is up for Best Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.

Ms Ware, who has received worldwide support for her Devotion album, said: “Canny believe it – very happy to be up for two [awards].”


Haim: We want to perform in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, January 11, 2013

They dream of singing in Israel, crave their mother’s kugel while on tour and love Barbra Streisand — and they are being tipped to dominate the 2013 music industry.

Last week Californian Jewish singers Danielle, Este and Alana Haim were overjoyed to learn that they had topped the BBC’s prestigious annual Sound of poll.


Haim: Don't Save Me

By Jennifer Lipman, January 4, 2013

Tipped as the BBC's Sound of 2013, meet Californian band Haim.