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NILI BROSH

Jazz Rock/Fusion • United States


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Nili Brosh was born in 1988 and raised in Rishon LeZion, Israel. She was always inspired by her older brother Ethan's passion for music and the guitar. She moved to Boston with her family at the age of 12, where she began studying electric guitar and eventually went on to study at Berklee College of Music.

At Berklee, Nili studied and performed with the school's premier guitar teachers, such as Don Lappin, Jon Finn, Joe Stump, and Scott Tarulli. Along with classmates Masashi Ushijima (drums), Josh Kwolek (bass), and Sabi Saltiel (guitar), she formed the Nili Brosh Band, which frequently performed original material around the New England area. Nili graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 with a B.M in Professional Music, and she also became one of the youngest faculty members in the Berklee summer guitar programs, where she has been teaching since the age of 19.

Nili has performed with Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson), Guthrie Govan (Asia), Andy Timmons (Danger Danger, Olivia Newton-John), The Iron Maidens (world's only all-female tribute to Iron Maiden), The Aristocrats, and has opened for artists such as Terry Ilous (XYZ), Joey Molland (Badfinger), and Pat Travers.

In 2010, Nili self-released her debut instrumental album, 'Through The Looking' Glass, which features guitar legend Andy Timmons as a guest soloist, and the rhythm section of her own Nili Brosh Band.

In January 2011, Nili joined the progressive metal band Seven The Hardway, which features guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine (Steve Vai, Planet X, CAB), legendary drummer Virgil Donati (Planet X, CAB), and renowned vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth). About a month later, Nili was also asked to join MacAlpine's touring solo band along with bassist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen), and famed drummer Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats). During the winter of 2012, Nili has been touring with the MacAlpine band.

In April 2013 Nili joined the Ethan Brosh Band as second guitarist, opening on Yngwie Malmsteen '​s tour of USA and Canada.In September 2013, Nili joined Vigilant,with Jon Reshard on bass (Greg Howe), Chloe Demetria on vocals (Bow Wow Wow), and Padget Nanton III on drums.

In August 2014 Nili joined Tony MacAlpine '​s band for the Maximum Security tour. In 2014, she released her second solo album,'A Matter Of Perception', which features famous musicians Bryan Beller, Stu Hamm, Virgil Donati and Ma...
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3.98 | 4 ratings
Through The Looking Glass
2010
3.95 | 3 ratings
A Matter Of Perception
2014

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 Through The Looking Glass by BROSH, NILI album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.98 | 4 ratings

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Through The Looking Glass
Nili Brosh Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by admireArt
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4 stars She rocks more than anything else, but also plays the Jazz and Blues, Fusion not that much, masterfully by the way!

Nili Brosh is a virtuoso guitar player. Even though she could have filled her 2010 "Through The Looking Glass" album with all kind of flashy, fast speed guitar statements, she prefers to stick to her creative songwriting, which as any virtuoso or not knows, is a different kind of universe. And what a relief it turns out to be in such a way!

Her Rock playing and songwriting is quiet a bit more daring than her Jazz encounters. She delivers an extraordinary performance as eveyone involved, but the musical routes her Rock takes are to put it simply, totally and perfectly progressive, music wise. The Jazz brushes, although tightly structured and achieved are not that outbreaking or daring. Anyway this album in proportion, Rocks more than it "Jazzes", so no big deal!

Of course all the album is filled with artistry and perspiration. Its highlights and rushes are as bright as her dynamic guitar skillfulness and self imposed balance of the same.

An album I will keep and recommend, therefore ****4 PA stars.

Thanks to PA reviewer lucas for this presentation.

 Through The Looking Glass by BROSH, NILI album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.98 | 4 ratings

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Through The Looking Glass
Nili Brosh Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by lucas
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Freshly graduated from Berklee College of Music, the talented guitarist Nili Brosh self-released with classmates an all-instrumental album smelling the instrumental metal of "shredding" guitarists and leaning towards the adventurous world of jazz-rock.

Nili Brosh is a versatile guitarist, and it's a good thing as it spices up her musical world. She is indeed able to deliver truly heart-breaking solos on one hand. The opening elegy, but also the anthemic ballad "Through The Looking Glass" and the intricate "Lost In Suburbia", highlight particularly this side of the young musician. Then, on the other hand, her playing can turn impetuous. First, "Never be enough" with its galloping rhythms and epic guitar bring back the ghost of good old traditional heavy metal. The crying and echoing guitar retains a strong Iron maiden feel to it in places. In other moments, the guitar becomes hysterical with some nice wah wah effects. Let me tell you that this tune is completely crazy, you will tap your feet and bang your head to the petrifying rhythms and astonishing guitar layers. No wonder that she later participated in a tribute to Iron Maiden! The hasty "Typsy Gypsy" is clearrly haunted by the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen, as it retains that specific neo-classical flavour, where fiery notes strut about as a peacock proud to show its dazzling plumage, and here are backed by some obsessing tremolos. Further on with fast rhythms, a guitar album without a boogie rocker wouldn't be possible, and the amphetamine-laden "Wafer", with strong echoes of Deep Purple's "Highway Star" in the guitar assaults, is there to prove it once again. Besides, the infectious grooves of funk music are not forgotten with the rhythmic "High Strung" and a hip hop-flavoured "Placebo", that I would take any day without hesitation in a clinical trial if it were as exhilarating! Nili can also spring a surprise. In fact, "Hat Tricks" might seem to be a sad bossa nova at first sight. But then a spanish guitar turns it to a rhythmic tune, an aquatic guitar gives it an ambient feel, and to top it, whirling guitars add some threat.

Without the shadow of a doubt, a new shredding star was born with this debut album. Still in her early 20s, Nili Brosh shows a great maturity for her age. Her solos flow like a river, flamboyant and humble in turn. From start to end, this album is a well of stunning moments, and a proof that shredding with class is still possible in the 2010's.

 A Matter Of Perception by BROSH, NILI album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.95 | 3 ratings

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A Matter Of Perception
Nili Brosh Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by lucas
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars A disciple of Tony MacAlpine, Nili Brosh is a young guitarist who has developed a passion for complex structures and metal flavours. Already her second album, 'A Matter of Perception' is a labour of love and sees the collaboration of such famous artists like Virgil Donati, Marco Minnemann, Stu Hamm, Bryan Beller, along with her mate of Tony MacAlpine's touring band, drummer Aquiles Priester.

Ladies first, let's start with the various moods of the guitar throughout the album. Pleading on the haunting title track, it turns jubilating on the aquatic "Spring Tune". The instrument then sails in an effervescent way on the funky seas of the multi-layered "Double Entendre". Amazed licks escape from the prudent "Exit Strategy", before tear-jerking solos take over on the anthemic ballad "Silence of Saturday". The rhythmic "The Chase" offers a wealth of dizzying 6-string notes. Then from insolent on the galloping boogie rocker "Eli", the guitar goes troubled on the giddy "Adaptable Creatures". Further on, the young lady's versatility can be appreciated when her humble play on the moving "Yolanda" follows the proud delivery on the groovy "Alien Hip Hop" (a cover of a piece Virgil Donati wrote for a proto-Planet X project called On The Virg, later also covered on Planet X's 'Quantum'). Besides, the creative drumming provides a lot of depth to the tunes, while the groovy bass gives them a cozy side. Keyboards with their wide array of sounds, can be in turn spectral, orchestral, majestic or pensive, playing an extra role in the halls of imagination and emotion.

Very close in the spirit to Planet X, 'A Matter of Perception' is a real stunner. Nili is a gifted guitarist who has a great career ahead of her. All the hard work that her experience required is fruitful in the end. We are indeed really pleased to see that not only she can compete with the greatest guitarists on a technical level, but she is also able to write amazing compositions. This is an artist to follow.

Thanks to lucas for the artist addition.

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