Men of North Country - on Acid Jazz Records
North is a state of mind. Men of North Country is a soul band... sort of.
The unique seven-piece combo hail from the growing soul scene of the unexpected location of sunny Tel-Aviv. The band plays an inimitable blend of pop and modern day Northern Soul. MONC bring a contemporary, fresh and personal twist to their influences, ranging from 60's soul music to 80's blue eyed soul and neo-psychedelia, while their fantastic brass section works overtime.
Signed to Acid Jazz Records in 2010, the septet released their first double A-side single “Man of North Country / Debut” on 7” that was met with excitement all over Europe's mod and soul scene (and is now sold-out). Their debut LP, “The North” was released in 2012 after another single, a horn-y cover version of The Human League’s “Mirror Man”.
After release the band toured Europe extensively and is now working on their highly anticipated second LP, due out spring 2015. Its first single – a cover version of Lou Pride’s northern soul classic, “I'm Com'un Home (In The Morn'un)” - was released in June 2014, to which Craig Charles of the BBC Funk and Soul show responded: “They’ve gone and made Lou proud”.
The men are: Yashiv Cohen (vocals), Doron Farhi (guitars, vocals), Boaz Wolf (drums, keys), Jonathan Ydov (bass, vocals) Sefi Sizzling (trumpet), Ongy Sizzling (sax) and Ido Kretchmer (trombone).