From Ori Naftaly Band
The Ori Naftaly Band is a Funky Rock N' Soul band based out of Memphis, TN. In a very short time this extremely talented band has gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base, located in the USA, Holland, and all around the world. Within the course of two years The Ori Naftaly Band (ONB) has covered 30 states in the USA and toured Europe twice. The band won the Israeli Blues Challenge Competition, and was the first band ever to reach the Semi-Finals of the 2013 International Blues Competition (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee where they sold the most CD’s of any band. The band has released two studio albums since its conception that have received positive critical acclaim. ONB is about to release a new single in August 2014 (recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN) and are currently working on their third new album.
Ori Naftaly – founder, producer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of the band – has been leading and managing the band since November 2011, along with songwriter, and lead vocalist, Eleanor Tsaig.
From the very beginning of its performing career and with the release of its first album, The Ori Naftaly Band has won awards which placed the band in the same category as some of the best known blues rock artists in the world, notably 'Best Blues Album in 2012' by Bluesmagazine.nl.
"Happy for Good" is the band's second album. It features a mix of styles including electric blues, funk, rock and soul. With the release of the album in May of 2013, The Ori Naftaly Band was immediately invited to the United States for a six-week tour to promote their new CD and to perform in many well-known venues throughout the country. Just one month after its release, the album reached number four in the International Blues Radio Airplay Charts, and maintained fourth place for three consecutive weeks. Since their return to USA in October 2013 the Band completed a 2013 Fall Tour, 2014 Spring Tour and 2014 Summer Tour. The Ori Naftaly Band has shared the stage with some of the best acts in the business like Tab Benoit, Ana Popovic, Bernard Allison, Shemekia Copeland, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Marcia Bell and many more.