Shmemel is a 10 members band, featuring a lead vocalist, guitars, drums, keyboards and a 4 men brass section.
Since 2007 they had been travelling all around Israel and beyond, playing various venues, events and festivals.


The Shmemel genre is somewhere between Groove-Rock-Funk-Balkan-Jewish with a Middle Eastern twist.


The texts are satiric and humorous, dealing with significant social issues that we all live through on daily basis. Each song has a creative solution, all with a smile and a lesson.

The show

Shmemel's shows are known to be a non stop entertainment for the audience, with a repertoire which is a rich mix of original songs, cover versions in Hebrew and English, some good old Israeli songs with a groovy flavor and even classic 60's-70's American/British hits.

Some pointers

Show length may vary up to 90 minutes by request.
Upon request Shmemel can also offer tailored and themed shows for occasions such as Jewish holidays (Hanukkah, Passover, Purim), Zionism and Sabbath, as some of the songs and cover versions they perform are dealing with these themes.


"A Shmemel concert is amazing fun; their seductive zany rhythms send a current of joyous movement through the room." ; "A typical Shmemel concert draws crowds of fans who sing along with the band, mimicking their antics, and dancing their way to ecstatic delirium." –

"Funk, Soul and any other danceable genres are the Shmemel 'shopping list'... Their music always delivers and the brass section is brilliant." - Pnai Plus

"The Shmemel concert on the last IndieNegev festival was a refreshing breeze in the sea of pretentiousness that was all around. A rare instrumental combination." - YNET


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