So who’s The Good Decisions?
The Good Decisions is a three piece “power band” as one would call it… We are three musicians
Matan Amit: guitars and vocals
Ben-Li Bramli- drums and vocals
Idan Dayan- bass guitar and vocals
How did you guys came together and created this band?
Well… basically the band was formed about a year ago in this specific constellation, Matan Amit, who has been in several bands in the past, met up with Ben-Li whilst they were playing together as session musicians and started to jam together. After a while Ben-Li brought in bass player Idan Dayan an old friend whom he knew from high school. It wasn’t “love at first sight” in a way but it was defiantly love from the third one!
It took us some time to ignite the chemistry, but as slow things develop the best so did this band. And today we are basically best friends
What’s the story behind the band’s name?
In a way we always make decisions in life… they all lead us somewhere and we think that not only that “what’s for you won’t pass by you” but also that everything happens for the best and everything happens for a reason… which makes all of your decisions essentially good ones J.
What are your music influences?
Each of us is influenced by different things and we all throw in to our music blend our ideas and influences…
For example…Ben-Li grew up listening to the great SIMONE PHILLIPS and “TOTO”, Idan Dayan was influenced from bands like the RHCP, RUSH and Chick COREA and Matan Amit was influenced from guitarists such as JIMI HENDRIX, JIMMY PAGE,SRV and MARK KNOPFLER
How did you guys see the music scene over there in Israel?
This is a tough market as it is, there are not a lot of people who listen to our genre in Israel and the idea of Israelis singing in English is a new one and is still being digested in a way… So add that to the competition in such a small market and you get a pretty tough cookie to crack.
What’s your method at the time of writing a song?
Matan Amit rights all the songs… brings them to the band and we all work on them and arrange them Matan Amit: “I will write about the things that inspire me, and that is life itself, relationships, and situations that happens to all of us which made us really feel.
How you guys feel about playing Canadian Music Fest next year?
We are very excited and honored to be asked to come and play the CMW. This will be our first time to perform together outside Israel.
So you are working on a new album. Can you guys give us more details/insights about it? Any title, release date in mind?
The name of the album will probably be as the name of the band: “THE GOOD DECISIONS”. We do not have a set date for it yet but we aim for spring 2013.
Are there any more plans for the future?
Of course a lot! We are planning on getting a good booking agency to help us get more gigs around the world. We hope that playing the CMW will provide us with some connections for that. Our new band internet site will be up and running in the next couple of months and up till then people can follow us on our facebook page which is:
And we are continuing gigging around Israel, finish our album and start working on the next one
What has been one of the funniest moments you guys have been or took part while touring?
This will be our first tour… so to be honest we haven’t got one yet… but we do laugh all the time and the relationship between us is really like three brothers…
Where can we find more about your music?
Like we said our band site will be up and running soon and we will publish it the second its up… and up till there our facebook page which we added a link to just above.
Do you guys feel you are moving on the right direction?
Ever since we formed this band we feel like we are moving in the right direction.
The chemistry and musicianship between us is one that none of us has ever felt before.
Our gigs are getting better and better in the sense that we are getting to know each other so well and the way that each of us play
And we believe that this band is the best decisions we ever made.