You've probably heard Tsook Dvosk playing the bass many times before, whether it was with Geva Alon, Ilay Botner, Efrat Gosh, Daniel Solomon or any of the other musicians he has been playing with. You might also heard his moving voice, along with his bass guitar, with his former band HaHadashot, but now it's time to get the full experience of Tsook, and you're going to love it.
Tsook's debut solo album Kol HaKosot Reikot is full of well produced pop rock songs, great lyrics and much talent. Ever since attending his launching concert I have been listening to his beautiful songs, which are unique, yet radio hits material, over and over again. That's why I have decided you deserve the pleasure of getting to know the artist yourselves, here is what he has to say.
Was music always your goal?
It was always my direction in life, it's actually pretty funny but I never imagined I would work in playing music for other people. It's something I love doing, but originally I come from writing songs and singing them.
When I was in an army band, we had an acoustic band that turned to an electric one, so we needed a bass player. And although I was singing and playing guitar at the band, I took the role of the bassist with almost no experience at all. We had no choice then, but it turned out for the best. I think that the fact that I'm not a traditional bass player, that I play a bit "crooked", gave me an advantage. Coming from songwriting I pay much more attention to the lyrics and the singing, it gives me a different angle on how to play bass.
You say you come from songwriting, but you only started your solo career lately, why now?
When my band Hahadashot broke up, I decided it was time for me to make my own music by myself. Also, I work with a lot of different artists and I get instructions from musical producers all the time, so I wanted to do it all by myself, in my own living room.
You made the album in your own living room?
Yes, it's a home album. You can make great things out of your own living room. I played all of the instruments, except drums. Before I was done I brought some musician friends to give their final touches, but it's all mine.
What do you think of music reality TV shows?
I think it can be a good way for some people, but it isn't the way for me. I'd be lying if I said I never thought of going, but it's not for me. In my opinion, and I might be wrong, the publicity those shows give you is so instant, I don't think it's worth it.
You sing a lot about love and relationships, what's your personal status?
The songs were written and recorded at the prime of a long relationship that ended right at the end of the work on the album. I've been single for about six months now.
What are you future plans?
More concerts, more albums. I already started working on my next album, the break-up brought a lot of new songs along with it.
Where can we find you album?
You can listen to it now Soundcloud, soon it will be out on YouTube, ITunes and Bandcamp, and you could also get copies in selected music stored and in my concerts.
Go see Tsook's concert on September 2nd in Levontim, Tel Aviv. You won't regret it.