Ouzo Bazooka represents everything that is beautiful in Tel Aviv; Cultural coexistence, vigorous creation and an always happening urban scene. Drawing influences from this local melting pot and exotic Middle Eastern feel, along with classic hard rock, psychedelic art, garage rock and surf – Ouzo Bazooka’s sound is a dizzying concoction of east meets west that will send Hell’s Angels dancing on table-tops, breaking plates, grinning stupidly and ending up on the floor in a group-hug-pile-up.
Leader of the pack Uri Brauner Kinrot, a prolific singer-songwriter has established himself as a major name in the local and global music scene. He had trekked his unique sound to far corners of the universe, rocking out the biggest and most important international music festivals and clubs. He has played, recorded, toured and helped shape the influential sounds of big names such as Balkan Beat Box, Shantel, New York City’s punk heroes Firewater and the Macedonian-Romani brass band Kocani Orkestar. Uri is also the leader of the chartsuccessful Mediterranean surf band Boom Pam, who’s currently collaborating with Turkish psychedelic-folk legend Selda Bagcan.
After roaming the globe, Uri felt the urge to pursue earlier influences that had always echoed in the back of his mind. He returned to the sounds and artists that shaped him since his teens; Cream’s fuzzed British Invasion, Link Wray’s Surfed-up style and The Sonics’ soulful garage feel. The fresh new formula worked, and a true and original sound was revealed. Uri’s kaleidoscopic vision exemplifies good ol’ Rock n’ Roll with an oriental tinge, which is undoubtedly heard in his latest endeavour, Ouzo Bazooka.