Israeli Dancing Band
Daniel Performs Israeli Dancing Music and also Soul/Swing/Motown/Pop/Rock with 2 bands: The London Simcha Band and The London Swing and Soul Band
International Recording Artist Influences include: Vladmir Vissotsky, Yaakov Shwekey, Ofra Haza, Edith Piaf, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, Charles Aznavour, Leslie Cheung, Jacques Brel, Andrea Bocelli, Lucio Dalla, Luciano Pavarotti, Antonio Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Dulce Pontes, Gypsy Kings, Alabina, Shahajarian, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jeff Buckley, Sakamoto, Francis Cabrel, Serge Gainsbourg, Velasquez, Buena Vista Social Club, MBD, Yasmin Levy, Maria de la Paz, Piazzola, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Googoosh and Paolo Conte.
2017: Israeli Dancing – 5 piece band with Sax
2016: Israeli Dancing – 7 piece band (full brass)
2015: Israeli Dancing – 5 piece band with Trumpet
2013: Garden Party – Hora / Klezmer / Yiddish / Russian
2011: 4 Piece Band at The Avenue, Finchley
The London Swing and Soul Band
The London Simcha Band is an offshoot of the long-established “London Swing and Soul Band”. Probably the UK’s most eclectic party band for weddings and special events, The London Swing and Soul Band offers a mix of jazz, latin & swing music for early evening and uptempo soul, funk, rock and pop music to fill the dance-floor later on.
Founded by bandleaders Daniel Benisty and Jordan Brown who started playing together as a bass/piano/vocal duo 10 years ago and who remain the core of the band, the band gradually expanded to trio, 4pc, 5pc up to 12 piece. The first spark towards becoming a fully fledged cross genre function band blending electric and eclectic entertainment was the addition of multi-skilled guitarist/singer/entertainer/improviser/rapper, Matt Smith. After the addition of Matt, the band gradually started inviting a variety of brass players and guest singers to compliment the sound. Jordan and Daniel remain very flexible and still perform in duo or trio form, but now, most commonly as a 6 or 7 piece band.
To their credit, the The London Swing and Soul Band musicians and singers have played at a huge variety of stages, festivals and venues all around the country – including Bestival, Glastonbury, Hippodrome Leicester Square, Ronnie Scott’s, Vortex, 606 and Pizza Express Soho. The Band are currently preferred supplier for weddings and special events at Heythrop Park, Westfield and Caffe Concerto London.