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August 9, 2022

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Amir Paiss is a composer and poet, a singer-songwriter and producer. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel Amir is the co-founder of the legendary band Sheva. Amir has been a Byron Shire resident for the past decade and he is beginning a new tour in Mullumbimby, followed by concerts in Israel.

wp-Amir-Paiss-Amir grew up through different and varied musical phases. Attracted to music and its inspiring effects, music always played an essential role in his life. By the age of six he performed in the Israeli Children’s Song Festival (The Magician Song), by the age of eight he began writing poetry and by the age of 14 he started composing original songs. Most of his teenage years were submerged in performing with the Tel Aviv Scouts Singing Group, touring all over Israel and in Europe, performing hundreds of shows, later continuing to perform with the Nachal Singing group. Exposed from an early age to various styles of music such as Middle Eastern and Arab music, South American music, folk and popular radio music and music sung in the synagogues, this ethnically diverse Israeli musical concoction initiated and educated him to be open for multi-cultural influences and enabled his musical styles and compositions to vary.

A poet, singer-songwriter, producer and a troubadour of love, Amir will be sharing songs from his vast repertoire, including his latest Album Zeh and his new album that’s in the making.

His music and songs both in English and Hebrew carry the message of peace and freedom as a fundamental human experience.

He will be joined by Amirel Lachish on double bass and Jaime Pattugalan on drums with special guests Avishai Barnatan and Laura Targett.


See Amir this Saturday at the Drill Hall Mullumbimby.

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