Checkout is disabled during Shabbos and Yom Tov
0
  • Your Cart is Empty

One on One with Eli Gerstner

by Kol Isha April 15, 2013

JMR---ONE-on-ONE

For our latest installment ofOne on One , we turn to Eli Gerstner.  A well known singer/songwriter/solo artist/the heart and soul of Yeshiva Boys Choir, the Chevra and so much more, Eli has made a significant impact on the Jewish music scene in a relatively short amount of time.  We managed to pull him out of the studio for just a few minutes (not an easy task) to share some thoughts with our readers...

JMR:  At what point in your life did you decide that you were going to become part of the Jewish music business?

Eli Gerstner:  I had been playing the drums since I was a little kid and in my mind it was “Wow!  I can’t wait to play drums at weddings!!”  I wrote my first song at fifteen and it occurred to me that maybe I could set my sights a little higher but the idea of really becoming seriously involved in the Jewish music took root when I was eighteen or nineteen and learning in Israel.  My chavrusa was a semi big figure in the Jewish music business and he is the one who really put the idea into my head in a big way.
JMR:  What CDs are in the sound system in your car right now?

EG:  Right now…considering it is Sefira I have three CDs of R’ Berel Wein on the history of the Jewish people.  They are really awesome and I highly recommend them.  And because my kids listen to it, I have the YBC a capella album but I really beg them not to make me put it on.  Also the first Chasidishe Otzros, which is unbelievable.  Dudi Kalish is super super talented.

JMR:  What is your favorite breakfast cereal?

EG:  Raisin Bran.

JMR:  What person has had the most influence in your life?

EG: I know people expect someone in the music business, but honestly, it would have to be my wife (who will never read this article…so no points for me.)

JMR:  What do you have in your pocket right now?

EG:  A Jewish calendar.  My keys to my car.  I wish it was more interesting than that, but that is what it is.

JMR:  If you could be any kind of fruit or vegetable, what would you be and why?

EG: I would want to be a pickle.  Who doesn’t like a pickle?

JMR:  What is your all time favorite song/album?

EG:  My favorite album would  definitely something from Avraham Fried, either Shtar Hatanyaim,Bracha V’hatzalacha or Aderaba.

JMR:  What is the ringer on your cell phone?

EG:  Very standard, basic old school ringer.

JMR:   If you were stranded on an island and could only have two things with you, what would they be?

EG:  My family.  It’s only one thing, but they are three people so that should count.

JMR:   Tell us an interesting fact or tidbit about yourself that isn’t public knowledge.

EG:  Before I dropped out of college, I was on a full scholarship and majoring in Psychology.  What is interesting is that I was there and writing all these psych papers and I started getting work at chasanas.  I started missing class and got called in by the dean who told me I couldn’t be messing around.  I decided to take one semester off and see where the music business takes me.

 

 

 

 

Kol Isha
Kol Isha


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News & Updates

NEW SINGLE – MBD – BOEE BESHOLOM (SINGLE)

by Jewish Music Reporter March 26, 2017

A message from MBD – “A new song in honor of the wedding of my dear granddaughter Malka Gitty to Shimmy Vaise” סימן טוב ומזל טוב יהא לנו ולכל ישראל אמן! Lyrics: Reb Shlomo Alkavetz/Lecha Dodi Composed by: MBD Arranged by Eli Klein and Yitzy Berry Download here
Read More
In the studio: The 8th Note (Composed by Yossi Green) Freilach Band ft. Levi Cohen

by Jewish Music Reporter March 26, 2017

Let us introduce you to Levi Cohen. Originally from London, England, this new star promises to be the next big thing on the Jewish music scene. For Levy’s first music video, Producers Naftali and Shragi Schnitzler reached out to the Freilach Band who seamlessly executed this project, bringing you a beautiful version of “The 8th [&hellip
Read More
New Single by Aaron Razel – Ad Emtzah Makom

by Jewish Music Reporter March 21, 2017

This is another single released from the upcoming album of Aaron Razel
Read More
News & Updates

Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …