The Raw Men Empire is an acclaimed freak folk band based in Israel, about to tour Europe during September 2011 with concerts at the prestigious Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE) and Popkomm Music Conference (Berlin, DE) among others. Their last European tour garnered them a reputation for their unforgettable and uplifting shows.
Coming from different musical backgrounds (low-fi minimalism, alternative rock, blues à la Tom Waits and even avant garde progressive rock!), The Raw Men Empire members manage to fuse them together thanks to their joint love for unusual instrumentation and fondness of "catching the moment, by the balls if possible". They record their music in unconventional spaces, live, eyeball to eyeball, trying to capture that elusive organic feeling, that fresh vibe.
Their shows are always a happy and kicking event. Although they are mainly acoustic they sure manufacture a rocking experience with their original arrangements and unique interaction with the audience. Is it happy music for sad people? Or sad music for happy people? You'll be the judge