“Happy for Good” is the first single and the title of the 2nd Ori Naftaly Band album. The song is the first to be released from the “Happy for Good” album, an electric Blues, Rock, and Soul album which will be released on May 15th, 2013.
The songs in the album were written by Eleanor Tsaig (band vocalist and headliner) and composed by Ori Naftaly (founder and lead guitarist of the band). The album, which consists of 8 songs, was produces by Ori Naftaly and musically arranged by the whole band.
“Happy for Good” was chosen to be the first single and the album title since it explains the band’s journey from its beginning. The Ori Naftaly Band released a debut album in January 2012, began performing in Israel, and in September flew to the Netherlands for a 3 week tour. Right after returning to Israel, the band participated and won the Israel Blues Competition, which granted their participation in the International Blues Competition (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee. The band flew to Memphis, and represented Israel among 200 other bands from all over the world. Ori Naftaly Band is the first Israeli band to have made it to the IBC semi-finals, and was also the band which sold the largest amount of CDs in that event.
During that visit to the USA, Ori Naftaly Band performed in B. B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis. After the competition they performed in Chicago at a 60 year old Blues club named “B.L.U.E.S on Halsted”. In that show Eleanor Tsaig had become the first white woman to lead a band in the history of “B.L.U.E.S”.
From the very beginning of its activity, with the release of their first album – “A True Friend (Is Hard to Find)” – Ori Naftaly Band have won awards which put the band in the same category as some of the most well-known Blues-Rock artists world-wide. The album was titled as the Best Blues Album in Holland for 2012 (bluesmagazine.nl); the Best Israeli Debut Album by 88FM Radio Charts; and the album was selected for 2nd place in the category of Best Debut Album by Wasser Prauda magazine. Currently the band is working on upcoming tours for summer and fall 2013 in the USA and Europe, while performing all over Israel.
ALBUM CREDITS: Produced and composed by: Ori Naftaly – Lyrics by: Eleanor Tsaig – Assistant Producer: Yam Regev – Recorded at Luna Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel – Mixing and mastering: Yaacov Moreno – Design: Idan Israeli
BAND: Vocals: Eleanor Tsaig – Guitars: Ori Naftaly – Drums: Yam Regev – Bass: Eran Szendri – Hammond: Niv Hovav
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