What is Na Nach? FREEDOM
Freedom to believe in yourself. Freedom to believe in G-d. Freedom to believe that G-d believes in you!Freedom of proper expression, to send out the right vibes and messages.Freedom of constructive thought, to cleanse your mind from all the horrors implanted by TV, media, bad teachers and teachings, miserable memories, and begin thinking positively with a fresh and lucid mind!Be All That You Can Be: You don't have to be a slave to the army, substances, or society! Take up the calling of Nanach and become all that you can be! Nanach gives a person character and personality! Nanach developes a persons self identity! Find out who you really are, and what you're really about!Nanach is it!!! You thought that Coke was it, but you weren't really thinking because you were on too much coke. Na Nach Nachmu Nachman MayUman is it!!!Nanach is music for your soul, vital nourishment!
Long Island's own WHITE SHABBOS combine the melodic velocity of NOFX with the swagger of Johnny Cash, the rudeboy shuffle of Desmond Dekker and Irish two-step of Flogging Molly. At the heart of it all is a relentless optimism inspired by the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
Emerging in 2004 from a backdrop of spontaneous home-studio experimentation and post-Shabbos afterglow, the debut album, "Shabbos Holy Shabbos", earned the band a selection as "Best Jewish Music" of 2005 by Leslie Bunder of somethingjewish.com.
A new album, "Redemption Songs" is in the production stages and will be released when the time is right.
A spin-off project, THE MR. SHABBOS SHOW, starring WHITE SHABBOS member MR. SHABBOS, is scheduled for release in Summer 5767/2007. www.myspace.com/mrshabbos
Moshiach Oi! is a New York Hardcore band with a full-throated passion for both Torah and Punk Rock. Educated in Jewish day schools, band founder Yishai Romanoff as a teenager gravitated to the Punk Rock scene, where he found an outlet for his manic energy and passionate beliefs. In 2008, after rediscovering his Jewish roots, Yishai began writing hardcore-punk songs with subject matter like learning Torah, bringing Moshiach and praising Hashem. Originally, Yishai was the only member of Moshiach Oi! “Oi!” = the Punk Rock sound of the British working class. “Oy!” = the eternal sound of the Jewish working class. Moshiach Oi! = the new sound of Jewish Hardcore Torah Punk Rock. Within a couple of months Yishai had recruited members from his friends’ bands Blanket Statemenstein and the Mr. Shabbos Show. With Mitchell Mordechai Harrison on bass, Pesach Simcha on drums, and Don Bonus on guitar, Moshiach Oi! was now prepared to take over the world and bring Moshiach by screaming “Oi!” Moshiach Oi! played its first shows in late 2008-early 2009 at different venues around NYC. Around this time, Moshiach Oi! entered the recording studio to start work on its debut album, with Don Bonus as producer and engineer. In February 2009, after finishing recording his parts for the album, Yishai decided to ascend to the Holy Land of Israel to learn in yeshiva. Before his departure, Moshiach Oi! played a farewell show at the Millinery Centre Synagogue in mid-town Manhattan (home of Chulent Thursdays). While in Israel, Yishai learned in yeshiva, dropped out of yeshiva, went Na Nach, and continued making Torah-Hardcore-Punk. In August 2009, Yishai returned to America upon the release of the Moshiach Oi! debut album, “Better Get Ready”.
Now its 2011/5772, and after another year of nonstop writing/playing/recording, Moshiach Oi! recently release their follow up album entitled “This World Is Nothing” (Shabasa Records, June 2011), which promises another round of sing along anthems and moving messages important for the entire world to hear. -Na Nach Nachma Nachman Meuman!