Music Star Udi Davidi Is Born

April 25, 1975

Singer-songwriter-musician Ehud “Udi” Davidi is born. He grows up in Kedumim, a settlement established in the northern West Bank by the Gush Emunim movement, and is active in the Bnei Akiva youth organization, through which he meets his future wife, Lilach.

Davidi begins writing music as a youth but does not release his first album, “Speak to Him,” until his late 20s in 2004. That album, as well as “Coming Back to You” in 2006 and “Time for Everything” in 2008, draws little attention, but Davidi’s fourth album, 2009’s “Good Spirit,” is a commercial and critical success. Israeli radio stations play several songs from the album, and he earns nominations for national music awards. In 2010, several of Davidi’s songs are selected for the “Israel’s Greatest Hits of 2010” CD. He plays the drums and sings on his recordings.

Davidi’s style is often described as harmonious rock, but he experiments with different sounds and reflects a variety of influences. He also is known for incorporating religious elements into his music with his melodies or his lyrics, often showing the influence of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. 

In addition to his music career, Davidi raises sheep on a farm in the Judean hills south of Hebron.