Queens, New York
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York|
|Associated acts||Moshe Hecht Band|
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(Rebbes and Chasidim)
Hecht was born in Queens, New York in 1985 to a Hasidic Jewish family, one among 14 children. He is the grandson of prominent Chabad rabbi Chaim Gutnick. He displayed interest in music at an early age, singing in school choirs and even writing a musical for Hanukkah when he was 18. He also began listening to secular musicians like Bob Marley, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bob Dylan, but was often forced to hide their records from his devout friends and family.
Hecht gained a strong community following in 2008 with the release of his song "Lamplighters", a tribute to the Chabad missionaries killed in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Building a community following from this and other singles, he formed the Moshe Hecht Band in 2010 with a group of local musicians. The band's debut album, Heart is Alive, was released by Aderet Music on October 18, 2011.
- Heart is Alive (2011)
- Prafder, Erika (2012). "Soul Music". New York Post. Retrieved 31 March 2013. (As archived on the band's website.)
- "Interview: Talking Music with Moshe Hecht". CrownHeights.info. Nov 9, 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
- Bruck, Shmuel (July 2011). "Diverse and Eclectic Moshe Hecht Releases Single". Algemeiner Journal. Retrieved 31 March 2013.