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"EVERY INCH A ROCK STAR" – THE TIMES, OCTOBER 2009.
Controversial Israeli superstar Aviv Geffen released his self-titled, debut English-speaking album last year - produced by the triumvirate of Trevor Horn, Ken Nelson and Dave Sitek. Aviv Geffen has been described as a revelation and a cross between "John Lennon and Thom Yorke" (Q Magazine) and in his native Israel, he comfortably outsells U2, Madonna and Coldplay with over 2.5 million record sales worldwide. Historically he has made something of an impact; in 1993 his 'Cloudy Now' was banned by Israeli radio yet it still topped the charts. Two years later he publicly made peace with politician Yitzhak Rabin at a political rally after singing 'Cry for You' and moments later Rabin was tragically assassinated. This has never deterred his hopeful spirit and Geffen continues to make hits, sell out 40,000 seater concerts and his female fanbase swells with young teenage women drawn to his sharp and quirky David Bowie-esque style, and his conscious and thought provoking lyrics. Ironically, on Aviv Geffen, he is joined by David Bowie's pianist Mike Garson and now counts Bowie himself and Lou Reed as avid admirers.
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