Gute Gute
Influences: Balkan , Mediterranean , Middle Eastern
Genres: dance, fusion, gute gute, jerusalmic, bukhari, animation loop, video clip, groove, bouzouki, jazz
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January 2023 #21 - Top 40 for Middle Eastern Influence Gute Gute - Agan Tihon Hadash (video)
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Photo by: Gute Gute
Photo by: Gute Gute
Photo by: Gute Gute
Over the last ten years, hard-working quintet Gute Gute has quietly become one of Israel’s foremost live musical acts, blending youthful exuberance, diverse influences and forward-thinking musicality into a ferocious, post-genre experience that commands attention. A riveting mash-up of Israeli, Balkan, Mediterranean and electro-dance music influences, with a healthy dose of good-old fashioned songwriting thrown in for good measure, Gute Gute is guaranteed to move bodies, expand minds and open hearts with their impossible to categorize yet instantly recognizable music.

Gute Gute’s highly-developed sound, mixing deep ethnic rhythms, engaging melodies, punk-rock energy and modern electronic effects, creates an ecstatic concert experience appealing to larger audiences and festival crowds. Their soon to be released, highly-anticipated second album includes original songs, sung mostly in Hebrew, which represent the complexity of life in the modern Middle-East, while simultaneously seeking to build bridges and rock dance-floors across the globe.

Gute Gute redefines the Balkan Pop-Rock with a fresh mediterranean flavour. The band has taken its first steps in the international scene and since mid-2018 has participated in numerous global events and festivals. Amongst those are PIN Conference/Macedonia, Jerusalem Mumbai Festival/India, Hue Festival/Vietnam, ACC Music Festival/Korea, DDC/Beijing, China, Festival Of Jewish Culture/Poland, MERAK World Music Festival/Nis, and many more. Blending traditional and modern instruments, carisma and outstanding performance, Gute Gute’s new live act is a rich and direct mixture of sounds and textures.

Drawing on their experience of playing nearly 1000 shows over the last decade, Gute Gute brings a tremendous dose of positive energy, cutting-edge flavors and pulsing rhythms to the stage. Exuberant and flamboyant frontman Aviv Kest, a dynamic lead-vocalist who also plays guitar and the Greek bouzouki, serves as the focal point in engaging with the crowd. The melodic side is kept on-lock by Amitai Mann, a clarinet and saxophone virtuoso who also brings out the Bulgarian bagpipes to really get things moving, and Yanush Hurwitz, whose mastery of the accordion is only rivaled by his abilities on the fabled Keytar. The crack rhythm section consists of classically-trained drummer/percussionist Meir Yaniger, whose versatility, rock-solid timing and intricate grooves keep everything grounded, and charismatic bassist Meidad Cohen, a master of both the acoustic, upright bass and electric bass guitar.

This is Gute Gute, Israel’s premier ethno-pop party rockers - a real band of brothers possessed of an adventurous musical drive, forever expanding creatively and professionally. With their loyal and close fanbase, exemplary use of social media and history of international travel and collaborations, Gute Gute is an ensemble poised to conquer the next challenge while leaving a trail of sweaty, satisfied crowds in their wake.