FORMER GUITARIST for Amy Winehouse, Robin Banerjee, will perform a tribute concert to the late singer in Tel Aviv.
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British guitarist Robin Banerjee, who played on Amy Winehouse’s classic 2006 album Back to Black and then was part of her touring band for a year and a half, will perform a tribute show to the late singer on Thursday night at Zappa Tel Aviv.
Banerjee is in Israel this week to attend the opening ceremony of Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, which took place Sunday night.
Banerjee, who was called “Robbie B” by Winehouse, told The Jerusalem Post’s Barry Davis that he was very aware of the singer’s Jewish roots, and said it was very much a part of who she was.
“She knew a few words of Hebrew, and she tried to teach them to me. I can’t remember what they were; I only remember that one was a polite word and one was a rude one,” he said.
Banerjee will be accompanied on Thursday night by Cali Rivlin, an Israeli vocalist who has spent years in England and has performed at many Winehouse tribute shows.