Dan Billu

Live Act electro folk Singer/Songwriter Experimental Classical Crossover Progressive Organic El...
Dan Billu - electro folk Singer/Songwriter Experimental Classical Crossover Progressive Organic Electronic Music Live Act in Berlin

Dan Billu Short Info

Dan Billu is a 33 years old singer/songwriter and producer based in Berlin; Originally from Tel-Aviv and
currently working on his second solo album.
His first solo album "new haircut" was released at the beginning of 2012 after 6 years of ongoing work. The album
was received with some very good reviews on various media outlets and on the Israeli musical web press..
The songs on the album were written as a summation of a certain period in his life. The album is basically a personal
story and has a very intimate atmosphere despite the musical complexity and the rich arrangements in it. Many
different styles and influences can be heard on the album; from folk and alternative music, through progressive and
psychedelic rock all the way to jazz and classical music. Dan produced and arranged the album by himself, in his
own studio in Tel Aviv playing most of the instruments (guitars, bass, drums, banjo, Ukulele, piano, glockenspiel
and some electronics). He also invited many artists to participate and contribute their talent to the album, resulting in
15 co-musicians playing in this album. He established his 8 person ensemble and started touring all over Israel
including some festivals and opening acts for bands from abroad.
After two years of concerts he decided to move to Berlin, where he started producing his new album "Speech
Bubbles". Due to his growing interest in electronic music, the second album will contain a new side, adding some
electronic bass lines, synths and beats to the rich acoustic, orchestral arrangements. The album is planned to be
released in the spring of 2016.
At the beginning of 2015 he scored the soundtrack for the Israeli documentary film "Marrying an Ice Cream
Factory". The film was produced for the major TV channel "Yes-Docu" and also took part in the important israeli
film festival "DocAviv".
From 2003 to 2011, he worked with his band "Mr. Heavy & Ms. Low" (along with Nadi Billu and Maya Rilov) in
which he played bass, guitar and banjo. The band issued its debut album "Woke up in a Midget" in 2003. The album
received some very good reviews and the band began to establish its position as one of the leading bands of the Tel
Aviv Indie music scene. In 2008, after a lot of work, the band's second album "Cellar Door" was released. Once
again the reviews were amazing and after a short time the band went on tour which lasted about a year. The band
never officially broke up but a third album was never made and the band has stayed inactive for the last four years.
Furthermore, Dan was a member of the band "Dysfunctional Heroes" (along with Tzvika Frosh, Nadi Billu and
Amir Waisman). The band was active for just one year and recorded one album, "Past Simple" in 2009. The band
broke up in the middle of 2010, after a year of preforming in Tel Aviv.
During the last 15 years Dan has taken part in many other projects, playing a variety of instruments, performing at
hundreds of live concerts and recording sessions, as well as composing for other artists.
Group Members:
Dan Billu
Rotem Alajem
Liron Yariv
Merav Goldman
Ran Nir

Capturing the rich and colourful arrangements from both albums, the band contains a variety of musical layers,
combining classical influences with electronic elements, to go along with Billu's intimate songwriting.
The live show fetures mostly songs from the new album "Speech Bubbles", supported by a couple of songs from his
debut album "New Haircut".

Dan Billu is a 33 years old singer/songwriter and producer based in Berlin; Originally from Tel-Aviv and
currently working on his second solo album.
His first solo album "new haircut" was released at the beginning of 2012 after 6 years of ongoing work. The album
was received with some very good reviews on various media outlets and on the Israeli musical web press..
The songs on the album were written as a summation of a certain period in his life. The album is basically a personal
story and has a very intimate atmosphere despite the musical complexity and the rich arrangements in it. Many
different styles and influences can be heard on the...

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Discography Dan Billu

  • 2012 New Haircut Album | Self Released

Media

  • Sound Diamond in the rough
  • Sound I Know You're Here
  • Sound Happy Song
  • Video Son Lux- "Break" cover by D...

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Origin

  • Berlin DE

Members

  • Dan Billu Vocals, Classical Guitar
  • Rotem Alajem Vocals, Synth, percussions
  • Liron Yariv Cello
  • Merav Goldman French Horn
  • Ran Nir Bass, Computer

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