Clear the Sky
After a short solo career in Israel that included radio air play and shows around the country, Ilay Ron, the founding Member of The Cliffs, moved to New York and through sheer luck met Ashton Sho, a talented young musician with a rich musical background experience playing at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. While performing Acoustic Shows in New York they continued looking for the band's missing pieces. In December 2005, Ilay met with producer Evan Moore who had an interest of creating an EP for The Cliffs. Meeting occasionally every few months, they began working on songs to be included in the EP. By that time The Cliffs had already found a drummer and a lead guitarist. The Cliffs played New York promoting the upcoming EP, and in June 2006, 'Ordinary Eyes' was released. With the release of the EP, The Cliffs were accepted to the 2006 MEANY festival and were reviewed by 'Infuse', a British web magazine. The band continued playing live shows at venues such as CBGB, the Continental, Arlene's Grocery and many more. By October of 2006, despite many setbacks and lineup changes, The Cliffs had begun recording their first full length LP, Clear the Sky at the NYU studios. It is due out on 7/7/07. The Cliffs music deals with daily issues such as love, hate, self identity, growing up through war, peace, life, and death. Ron's lyrics talk about issues that have a direct impact on his life and surroundings. For instance, the song Dirty Sand is a plea for the world to wake up to the issues that our environment faces. While not a political band, The Cliffs feel this is an important topic that must be addressed. The Cliffs don't really like to be classified in a specific category. If you ask them to describe themselves they would simply answer that they are an alternative rock band with a good old 90's rock atmosphere. With a debut album out, The Cliffs are ready for their next step towards recognition in the music world. Getting back on tour they hope to bring their original sounds to their old and new fans.