Tue, Nov 14 • 7:30PM
The Music Room
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ZUSHA is a Hasidic/Soul/Folk band seeking to inspire the world through their original music, combining ancient tradition with modern melody.
Shlomo Gaisin (lead vocals, ukulele) and Zachariah "juke" Goldschmiedt (guitar, backup vocals), have traveled the world with the messages of torah and unity, playing to sold out audiences around the globe including New York, California, Jerusalem, Toronto, Russia, London and Australia.
Zusha's next album, A Colorful World, will be available September 4th wherever music is sold. The album was recorded over the span of 2017 with the tremendous help from Jon Seale, of Mason Jar Music. With Hashem's help, Zusha will be going on a World Tour September-November. Stay tuned for a performance near you.
How it all began.............
After being introduced by a mutual friend in the East Village of New York City, the group instantly became friends and jamming buddies. They would often spend Shabbat together at the Chabad on Bowery, singing and writing melodies that pierced the heavens. Zusha became a natural extension of this friendship, and it continues to be a fundamental energy in their music. The Zusha motto is, friends first, business last.
Almost 3 years later, and Zusha are still finding ways to create and innovate. Most importantly though, they are continuing on their mission to bring light to the world through music, smiles, positive actions.
Aaron Holder breaks the mold with his debut album “Something Stronger.” This skillfully constructed album blurs the boundaries between Jewish and mainstream music by using elements of Folk, Pop, Country, Rock and hint of Reggae, laced with a deeply spiritual vibe. Aaron has already made a name for himself in the Jewish community with his inspiring songs and moving performances but this much anticipated album takes him to another level, crossing him over to the general public. He has already gained the respect from fans worldwide and played internationally with various seasoned musicians. In the process of making his album, Aaron graciously accepted the help from musical heavyweights such as 27 time gold and platinum musician Steve Gordon, Matt Kramer, the lead singer of Saigon Kick who’s album, “The Lizard” reached Top 10 on the Billboard charts, and produced by the owner of W4M Studios, Ovadiah Tank.
The lyrics in the album “Something Stronger” truly speak to the listener, and with Aaron’s unique soulful voice that ranges over three octaves, he keeps the listener captivated and yearning for more. Aaron has overcome challenges of his own after having learning disabilities and being bullied throughout his youth and set apart from his peers for being different. The positive outlook instilled in him by teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Shneerson, gave Aaron the strength to remain true to himself and use his uniqueness to create a masterpiece. “Something Stronger” is the canvas for Aaron’s own experiences and struggles. The lyrics paint a beautiful picture that can be interpreted in multiple ways, allowing the subjective ear to incorporate these messages into their own life’s challenges. Aaron’s approach to this album is very well rounded and diverse as evident by various influences Aaron’s approach to this album is very well rounded and diverse as evident by various influences such as Mumford & Sons, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Matisyahu, One Republic, Josh Groban, Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, and Shlomo Carlebach.
“Aaron Holder comes out and shows a unique style that is radio friendly with a voice that relays passion and conviction.” - Steve Gordon (27 time gold platinum musician)
“Something Stronger is a true original, setting new standards for alternative Jewish Music”
-Moshe Hecht (A Hassidic Folk singing superstar)
“To capture relatable emotion through a song takes going through life with a open mind and letting people into your own. When listening to “Something Stronger” I felt connected to the songs as though they were being sung to me, with its unique twist on County-Pop, deep vocals relatable lyrics with its sing along tunes, Aaron surpassed all my expectation with this album.”
-Avi Werde (CEO of Event Connection Source)
According to Aaron,
“Singing is not something that I try to do.. For me, singing is an instrument of healing for myself and others. The world needs inspiration and I am glad to be a part of it.”
Aaron Holder studied in Israel at Bar-Ilan University, where he was involved in the music
scene by managing local artists in recording studios. When he returned to Miami, he completed his Associates in Music Education, and is now completing his Bachelors in Music at Florida International University School of Music.