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Biography

With a rich repertoire behind him of countless shows around Israel, collaborations with the finest local musicians, and four releases –Amit Erez is considered as one of the most respected musicians in Israel - as a writer, singer and a guitar player.

Amit's first recordings were made at home and compiled in an album called Wish I Could Make It A Story, which was self-released by him. Shortly after, Amit went to spend a year in Rotterdam for studies, and upon his return he joined the indie-rock band Eatliz as a guitar player.

Amit's first, nationwide distributed release, was an acoustic, intimate EP called Black Light (2006, Earsay Records) which won the hearts of many radio editors and listeners, and helped him establish himself as the leading figure of the English-singing Israeli singer/songwriters circle.

In 2007 Amit signed with Anova Music, who released Amit's second, eponymous album (his first full length) in November that year. The album was the result of a fruitful collaboration with a rock band, and provided two hit singles - Clever and Strong and Postcard. The later, was released with an accompanied videoclip and also won the Vox Populi prize of the Independent Music Awards, while stirring awareness of Amit's music throughout the world.

In 2008, Amit played a full band show at the Livorno Lovewave Festival in Italy, on a stage headlined by The Chemical Brothers, and later on that year he was chosen to play at the Popkomm conference.

April 2009 saw his first international release – Summer Conquered by Rain. The album is a compilation of songs from his two previous albums, and was only available digitally.

Amit's new album of completely brand new material, titled Last Night When I Tried to Sleep I Felt The Ocean With My Fingertips, was released on June 1st, 2009 in Israel only.

Today, erez is the lead singer in the band The Secret Sea.

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