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A Band from Israel. They're called Young Israelites and I've fallen for this song Big Time. Take a listen I hope you're gonna love it as much as I love it. It's called 'Stay by My Side'...One of the great things about music is when you hear something new and fresh and it hits you, Bang. And that definitely is my favorite record for this week. It's made by a new band to me. They call themselves Young Israelites. Lovely vocals and those rim shots, straight out of a 1966 rocksteady record. The Young Israelites with 'Stay by my Side'.”

— David Rodigan BBC 1Xtra

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Young Israelites are a Rocksteady Reggae Band from Israel, formed by 3 longtime friends, Tristan Braams, Tal Eshel and Nate Lev ("Likkle Nate"), that have loved and played reggae music for years. Their music and sound is heavily influenced by 60's Reggae and The Beatles, and you can hear this clearly in their Debut EP "Stay by My Side". 

Their new single by the same name, as well as two other songs from their EP ("Not Ready to let you Go" and "Keep on Holding on"), received praise and airplay from the legendary English Reggae Broadcaster, David "Ram Jam" Rodigan, from BBC Radio 1Xtra. David has already played their songs in 5 of his shows!

The band first formed on a trip to Jamaica in 2018, where they recorded their first single "My Way" with Earl Chinna Smith, one of Bob Marley's original guitar players and reggae legend. The song was accompanied by a youtube video showing all the highlights of their exploration of beautiful Jamaica.

Ever since then, Young Israelites have been performing in music festivals in Israel and working hard on new material. Their new single has been played in Mexico's most popular rocksteady radio show, Reactor Skanking 105 and has garnered fans in South America.  

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