Avi spent much of his adulthood prior to moving to America as 1/2 of the enormously popular Australian acoustic duo DNA Expose with New Zealand celebrity singer Darryl Lovegrove. Here is their demo tape . . .
Ah, playing the Aussie pubs. After enough beer, outrageous events were wont to happen. Such as this impromptu Dueling Banjos with guitarist extraordinaire Nick Dallas after he unexpectedly jumped onstage at a show…
And here’s a random assortment of goodness from In Good Measure, Avi’s longtime Pacific Northwest duo with Jesus Presley bandmate Kyle O’Brien . . .
DID YOU KNOW? Avi’s lyricist is his wife, Melissa, aka “Liss.” They write together under the name LAH, for Liss & Avi Haviv. “Lah” is also an expression peppered throughout the language when English is spoken in Malaysia, where Liss & Avi met. Ok-lah?
Here is Liss’s favorite of all the songs she and Avi have written together. This is the only place you can hear it, because it was only played once by Avi and Me, at what was to be the group’s final rehearsal before Liss & Avi moved from the Bay to the Pacific Northwest. Avi never reinstituted an originals band up north so the song was never revisited, much to Liss’s dismay. Here is the live rehearsal recording of Avi and Me giving “Bards & Icons” a shot for the first – and last – time . . .