OI VA VOI
"A beautiful and humanitarian piece of work, it crackles with life and community and joy"
Tom Robbinson - BBC 6 Music Session
"Sophisticated and cool" - The Guardian
"The OI VA VOI vitality and sound is still there, but it comes with an urgent new twist"
Simon Broughton - Evening Standard
Listed in 20 greatest bands of last 20 years - Songlines Magazine
"Richly textured, the album brims with beguiling melodies, insightful song-craft, rhythmic invention and fine musicianship" - Nigel Williamson - Songlines
"Urban and sophisticated" - Songlines Feature
"Wonderful instrumentation and beautiful vocals" - Janice Long - BBC Wales
Oi Va Voi have long been standard bearers of musical exploration and artistic integrity. their unique blend of traditional Jewish, eastern european and balkan instrumentation with modern songwriting rooted in their urban surroundings, have established the band as a leading light in modern crossover music.
A Top 10 Album Of The Year listing with The New York Times upon the release of their debut album helped set the band on their way to becoming an internationally renowned band. Further awards and accolades have followed throughout their career which has so far seen them release four studio albums and tour the world with an explosive live show.
The band mix subtle, dynamic rhythms and western melodic sensibility with the folk music of their Jewish and East European heritage and deliver it live with a trademark energy and dynamism. From their earliest days Oi Va Voi have managed to resist categorisation while remaining internationally accessible. Clarinets, violins and trumpets mix together with drums, bass guitar and electronics forming a well nourished modern sound to express a well integrated heritage - A homage to the secular expression of their Jewish identity, both assimilated yet rooted and expressing in every moment a pivot between the present and the past.
OI VA VOI have performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in the world and continue to release music that pushes the boundaries and perform shows with explosive energy to the delight of audiences around the world.