Benny Friedman was born in Minneapolis, MN, into a family of Chabad Shluchim. Benny’s musical career began at age thirteen when he began performing at small local events and audiences were mesmerized by his dazzling voice. Passionate about both singing and the ability to inspire people through music, Benny spent four years working with elite Hollywood vocal coach Seth Riggs and Jewish music lovers everywhere began to buzz about the talented newcomer with the golden voice.
Benny split his time between recording his debut album “Taamu” and making appearances all over the country. One of the most highly anticipated debut albums in Jewish music history, Taamu was hailed as both the best debut album ever produced and 2009’s album of the year, firmly cementing Benny’s place as one of Jewish music’s elite. Demand for the talented singer skyrocketed as Benny performed at dinners, weddings and other events worldwide.
Benny’s second studio album, “Yesh Tikvah” was released and quickly became the hottest Chassidic album in the world and one of the top selling CD’s of the last decade. Yesh Tikvah’s music video on YouTube records over 4 million views. Benny released a Shabbos collection album in 2013 to the delight of fans, called “Bnei Heichala – Children of the Palace,” which has become common place on radio stations Erev Shabbos playlists around the world.
Benny’s third CD titled “Kol Haneshama Sheli” set new sales records, with hit’s like “Toda!”, “Bum Bum”, and “Fulfill Your Teffilah.” Benny has just released his 4th studio album, “Fill The World With Light”, which hit stores December 2016.
Benny lives with his wife and children in Brooklyn, NY.
8th Day's Bentzi Marcus
Bentzi Marcus, along with his brother Shmuel, founded 8th Day, which is quickly becoming one of Jewish Music’s hottest new bands. The group has released three studio albums that get air play on the radio in New York and Israel.
They have played hundreds of shows across the globe, including in: Lincoln Center in Hong Kong, Montreal, South Carolina, and many more.
8th Day’s fresh and unique sound is complimented by their catchy lyrics (mostly English with some Hebrew and Yiddish mixed in) and their spirited vocal harmonies. Their mega YouTube hit “Ya’alili” was rated one of the top videos in Israel, the US and Australia.
Guy Bavli Master of the Mind
Guy Bavli led a long, successful career filled with science-defying stunts and demonstrations, performing for fortune 500 companies, primetime television networks, and audiences around the world. Despite this, Bavli claims no superpowers. His skills actually lie in advanced applications of mind magic, psychology, physiology, and intuition, gained through years of intense study and practice.
Bavli’s career as a corporate entertainer all began 40 years ago in Tel Aviv, Israel. At five years old, Bavli was overweight, unpopular, and bullied, wanting nothing more than to be liked and appreciated. That all changed the day he saw real magic–Uri Gellar bending a spoon on television. The young Bavli was captivated, and soon after bought his first magic trick, a telepathic cube. This mind reading magic trick changed his life. Bavli began performing for his friends and family, charming them as he performed mind illusions. By the time he was eight, his talent landed him his first paid performance at a local country club. The show was a success and went on every week for nearly a year.
Bavli spent his teenage and young adult years perfecting his craft as a magician and mentalist via competitions, live performances and publicity stunts. In 1985, Bavli exploded on the international scene after becoming the first Israeli to win an American magic competition. This honor was soon followed by multiple other winnings and awards including Best Magician & Entertainer of the Decade (1980-1990) in Israel.
Bavli joined the Israeli army and served as a mentalist and keynote speaker. In 1993, soon after leaving the army, Bavli became a successful corporate magician and mentalist, performing abroad for many international organizations. His reputation for creative, custom-designed shows led him to perform a publicity stunt for Jaguar in Germany, in which he drove one of their new car models blindfolded. It drove the media into a frenzy. He also predicted the Israeli election results on prime time TV in 1996 a stunt that shocked the entire nation. In 1998 Bavli landed a contract to perform for the first time at Caeser’s Palace in Las Vegas. The show was so successful he was asked to perform 1200 more times over the following three years.
In 1999, Bavli began touring Europe, South America, and Asia, furthering his international fame as a performer for corporate meetings, conventions and theaters.
In 2000 He won Best Presenter at the NAB (National American Broadcasting) convention in Las Vegas, following with another winning as the Best Show at the IBC(International Broadcast Convention) in Amsterdam, both representing a multimedia company that hired him to create a special trade show presentation. In 2002, Bavli moved to the United States to cater to his corporate event clients and debut his new show, “Master of the Mind,” in theaters and casinos across the country. In 2007, Bavli hit primetime by starring on NBC’s Phenomenon alongside Criss Angel and Uri Gellar. In 2012, Bavli starred on the History Channel’s TV “Stan Lee’s Super Human” as Kinetic Man. In 2013, Bavli was awarded the famed Dunninger Award for a life achievement of excellency as the best psychic entertainer.
In 2016, he produced and launched Masters of the Mind-Live. The show features the world’s greatest mentalists live on one stage, a spectacular show that is still currently touring. Also in 2016 he wrote the best-selling book, “Smile for a Change.” (link to book)
To this day, Bavli continues to tour the world, performing as a corporate entertainer and speaker for audiences large and small. Bavli currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife and three kids. Despite his skills as a mind reader… he is still having difficulty reading his wife’s mind! When he is not working, he enjoys being with his family, writing music and playing piano.
Florida, with his wife and three kids. Despite his skills as a mind reader… he is still having difficulty reading his wife’s mind! When he is not working, he enjoys being with his family, writing music and playing piano.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the talents of his furry costars.
There are more than 30 pets in the show, each one has been rescued from animal shelters and given a new leash on life! They love to perform their skills and stunts on stage. We have new additions to the show as well – a goat duo Kurt and Helgo, and a special guest star Mr. Diamond, the miniature horse!
Gregory Popovich has shared his expertise for raising, training and living harmoniously with pets in two book – “You CAN Train Your Cat” and “Doggy Gone Good”.
Gregory has also produced and starred in a feature film now available for purchase. “Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West” has already won several awards including “Audience Choice Award” at the Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles, and International Film Festival in Austin, TX . Gregory him self has been vots in Las Vegas “Entarianer of the Year”