Orly Bendavid is a Brooklyn based, singer/songwriter, and poet. She was chosen to perform on the 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s emerging artist stage, and has opened for folk legends Carolann Solebello, Rachael Kilgour, and Bev Grant. Since 2013, Orly has been a recurring member of the Jack Hardy Song exchange, performing her songs frequently in NYC’s music scene, as well as at several “unplugged” Sofar Sounds shows around the city.
Orly and the Mona Dahls’ first album “Mona” was recorded at Grand Street with producer Huw Price (David Bowie, Primal Scream, Nick Cave, and My Bloody Valentine). Mona is a collection of character portraits, “Christine,” about a washed-up former model encountered at a bar, “String Bean,” inspired by an unknown anorexic teenage,pop star; and “Oh God” delving into the depths of addiction, and the cycle of shame it creates.
Orly Bendavid has been played on, and performed at the following venues:
Rockwood Music Hall: stages 1,2, & 3
Pete’s Candy Store
Sofar Sounds 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
(see press below)
LIVE PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC VIDEOS:
OH GOD – MUSIC VIDEO
CHEYENNE FULL BAND 2019
NOSTALGIA (SOLO PERFORMANCE) – SOFAR SOUNDS 2017
JESUS’ HALO (SOLO PERFORMANCE) CITY WINERY 2017
Orly Bendavid (and The Mona Dahl’s from her last album) gives indie folk a bit of a spicy cross over into country and chamber pop at times, but here in this live cut from the amazing Sofar Sounds YouTube channel (oh how I would love to visit and play there) shows off Orly’s talent when she’s on her own.
“Nostalgia” is her new single and it has a jazzy reflective feel to it. Just as well really – and we’ll be reviewing her 2016 album in May just to cover the Nostalgic theme too.
read it here:
2019 – Editor’s Pick The New York Jewish Week