Michael Kobrin, Young Middle Eastern musician who Combines Acoustic and Rock elements creating a whole new sound, Based on ethnical & classical cultural life in the middle east, has released an Acoustic Rock Album “Searching”, produced by Yossi Sassi (Co-founder – Orphaned Land). Influenced by Blues and Rock from the west Michael Kobrin combines between different worlds, using beautiful melodies/lyrics, unique acoustic guitar playing, and extraordinary vocal range. Check out the videos below.
Animal – official video (single)
Learning How To Live (single)
Michael Kobrin was born in 1991 in a small port city called “Mariupal” in Ukraine and at the age of 4 moved to Haifa, Israel. As a foreign child Michael was naturally influenced by different cultures. At the age of 11 he started singing in a choir and playing the middle eastern “Darbooka”.
Michael’s father, a boxing trainer, wanted him to become a boxer which eventually didn’t happen. At the age of 13, Michael started playing classical guitar and writing his first songs, which were always inspired by challenges, love and life in the middle east.
At the age of 17 Michael was already performing on stages and winning talent competitions. At that age he wrote his first guitar piece.
in the process of combining classical music with modern rock, blues and folk, Michael discovered the acoustic guitar. Very soon he started discovering new percussive techniques inspired by Roland Dyenz, Andy Mckee and John Mayer. Through listening to rock, pop, oriental and progressive metal songs, step by step, Michael evolved into an out-of-the-ordinary songwriter who combines the Acoustic and Rock worlds.
After finishing music matriculation exams, Michael went to Boston looking for inspiration at a musical program in Brandeis, also had shows at France, Germany, Romania, Italia, Spain and Ukraine. Continuing his vocal studies, Michael Graduated the “BPM College” of Sound & Production.
As a singer, Michael has experience in all genres choosing carefully his unique vocal sounding. In 2012, he started working with his album producer, Yossi Sassi (Orphaned Land co founder). The cooperation led to Michael’s uniquely sounding debut album called “Searching”.