We get to know Israeli “new school rock ‘n’ roll” band, The Fullbug.
So, who are you?
We’re The Fullbug. Lavy Josephsohn (lead vocals & guitars), Nadav Dori (guitars & vocals) and Assaf “Jessie” Dori (drums).
Where are you from?
How long have you been together?
We’ve been playing together for the past five years. In 2017 after writing and recording a few songs for a new EP, We decided to go under a new name, The Fullbug.
How long have you been playing music?
We’ve been playing music for 15 years now.
Why should people listen to your band?
If you’re looking for heavy music that’s not metal then listen…
What is your ideal touring line-up?
Supporting Stone Temple Pilots, Ugly Kid Joe, and Black Label Society.
What does music mean to you?
Music is a big part of our lives, it gives us energy and motivation. When we need it the most, it consumes us as much as we consume it.
What was the first record you bought when you were younger?
Asaf: Van Halen’s 1984. I sent my mom to buy it when I got my first cassette player in the fourth grade.
Lavy: I bought a cassette tape of Aerosmith’s Big Ones, I was nine years old.
What artists first inspired you to start playing music?
Lavy: Aerosmith and later on Guns and Roses, and there was a Metallica phase somewhere in between…
Nadav: Angus Young. I was listening to AC/DC, and his style blew me away. At that moment I knew I had to start playing myself. Not too long after, I got my first guitar for my birthday.
What’s the most aesthetically pleasing album cover that you have in your collection?
Aerosmith – Nine Lives (1997)
What kind of movie genre do you think your music would best be the soundtrack for?
Recommend us a record and a movie…
Record: Soundgarden – King Animal
Movie: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Any last words for the readers of Highwire Magazine?
Thank you for reading!