Come and join us for an entertaining evening with Dean Staker and Elliot Karstadt from Shabbat Resouled!
The Musical Project known as Shabbat Resouled evolved out of a regular Kabbalat Shabbat service which has taken place at Finchley Progressive Synagogue in North London every three weeks since 2007.
Dean Staker is one of the founder members of the group and has composed some of their music with inspiration from the Beatles, Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd and the Moody Blues; the music has established an ‘Anglo Jewish’ sound all of its own. Dean is currently the musician in residence at Finchley Progressive Synagogue’s Religion School and leader of the Kol Kulanu Youth Choir.
Shabbat Resouled members have led services all over the world, from Australia to Switzerland and across the British Isles. They have also been regular musicians at many Limmud events. Their music has been featured in radio broadcasts in North America and the BBC. The group’s version of ‘Shalom Aleichem’ won first prize in the Sacred/Spiritual category of the Pacific Songwriting Competition in 2008, further establishing the project’s international profile.
Shabbat Resouled released their first full length album of original music for Kabbalat Shabbat service in 2010.
Dean joined Student Rabbi Elliot Karstadt at our Communal Seder last month and entertained everyone with his music.