Milk and Honey
The names behind the voices....
The original Milk and Honey line up consisted of three male singers
Brought together to represent Israel in the 1979 Eurovision
Song Contest, first singing with Gali Atari and later with L'ea Lupatin
both already successful female singers in their own right.
Milk and Honey today
For further information on Milk and Honey singing with Gali Atari and Le'a Lupatin, click on the links below.
The above photograph was taken recently at Tel-Aviv when I had the privilege of meeting (From left..) Me, Shmulik Bilu, Lea Lupatin and Kobi Oshrat.
It was an honour and a pleasure to meet with such warm and welcoming people and I look forward to expanding this website to promote the amazing talent of this composer and singing group.
Milk and Honey with Singer and Actress Gali Atari
Gali Atari from Rehovot, Israel was already an established successful singer and actress prior to joining Milk and Honey to sing "Hallelujah" in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. The previous year Gali entered the national singing competition preceding Eurovision with the song "Valentino" and continued to sing with the goup for a short time before continuing a very successful acting and singing career. Gali Atari has become not only one of Israel's favorite leading singers but is an international artist and her discography includes:
Riding On The Wind
One Step Before The River
Songs That Will Bring You Love
The Next Day
Milk and Honey with L'ea Lupatin
L'ea Lupatin started her musical career in the successful singing trio "Chocolad Menta Mastik". Their biggest hit single was the Israeli Eurovision entry "Emor shalom" (Say Hello) in 1976, and the trio also had several other hits during the 1970's.
In 1981 L'ea replaced Gali Atari singing with Milk and Honey and together in the same year entered the Kdam National Eurovision competition with the song "Serenada" reaching fourth position. Her lovely voice was the perfect addition to the group.
L'ea Lupatin entered the competition again in 1985 with the song "Shir Amelin" (Workers Song) reaching fifth position and again in 1989 with Milk and Honey singing "Ani Ma'amin" (I Believe).
In the 1992 Kdam competition Le'a entered with the song "Hayo Li Halmot" (I had dreams) taking 5th place.
L'ea's last entry in the Kdam National Eurovision Competition was in 1995 where she joined Ofer Levi singing "Ha'aretz Hamuvtschat" (The Promised Land) reaching third position.
Lea Lupatin became a fully integrated member of milk and honey and there started a new harmonious era for the group which continues into the present day.
A much appreciated singer in her own right, Lea has the rare ability to sing both ballads and more contemporary rock classics as demonstrated in "Long Journey". Her ability to sing many styles of music and her amazing relationship within the group has given a long lasting and positive effect on the music produced. Together with the incredible harmonies from Shmulik, Reuven and Yehuda the group of Milk and Honey have established themselves as one of the most classic groups to come from Israel. Their talent and genius production from Kobi Oshrat have gained the greatest respect from around the world.
The group Milk & Honey stopped recording together in the early 1990's, although on 19th May 2009 the group were reunited to sing at the festival "A Culture of Peace" in Tel-Aviv. Their performance "Milk and Honey Days" recaptured some of thier most memorable songs including "Hallelujah" especially relevant as it was exactly 30 years ago that the groups most popular song won the Eurovision Song Contest. This year the festival also marked the 30 years of peace with Egypt.