Nili Brosh/ Solo / Tony MacAlpine / Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil
Nili Brosh was born and raised in Rishon LeZion, Israel. She was always inspired by her older brother Ethan‘s passion for music and the guitar. She moved to Boston with her family at the age of 12, where she began studying electric guitar and eventually went on to study at Berklee College of Music.
At Berklee, Nili studied and performed with the school’s premier guitar teachers, such as Don Lappin, Jon Finn, Joe Stump, and Scott Tarulli. Along with classmates Masashi Ushijima (drums), Josh Kwolek (bass), and Sabi Saltiel (guitar), she formed the Nili Brosh Band, which frequently performed original material around the New England area. Nili graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 with a B.M in Professional Music, and she also became one of the youngest faculty members in the Berklee summer guitar programs, where she has been teaching since the age of 19.
Now 23 years old, Nili has performed with Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson), Guthrie Govan (Asia), Andy Timmons (Danger Danger, Olivia Newton-John), The Iron Maidens (world’s only all-female tribute to Iron Maiden), The Aristocrats, and has opened for artists such as Terry Ilous (XYZ), Joey Molland (Badfinger), and Pat Travers.
In 2010, Nili self-released her debut instrumental album, Through The Looking Glass, which features guitar legend Andy Timmons as a guest soloist, and the rhythm section of her own Nili Brosh Band.
In January 2011, Nili joined the progressive metal band Seven The Hardway, which features guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine (Steve Vai, Planet X, CAB), legendary drummer Virgil Donati (Planet X, CAB), and renowned vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth). About a month later, Nili was also asked to join MacAlpine’s touring solo band along with bassist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen), and famed drummer Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats). Recently, Nili has been touring with the MacAlpine band, during the winter of 2012, and is currently working on her second solo album.
Nili endorses Ibanez Guitars, Xotic Effects, Peavey Amps.