About Moshiach Oi!
Moshiach Oi! is a New York Hardcore band with a full-throated passion for both Torah and Punk Rock. Educated in Jewish day schools, band founder Yishai Romanoff as a teenager gravitated to the Punk Rock scene, where he found an outlet for his manic energy and passionate beliefs. In 2008, after rediscovering his Jewish roots, Yishai began writing hardcore-punk songs with subject matter like learning Torah, bringing Moshiach and praising Hashem. Originally, Yishai was the only member of Moshiach Oi! “Oi!” = the Punk Rock sound of the British working class. “Oy!” = the eternal sound of the Jewish working class. Moshiach Oi! = the new sound of Jewish Hardcore Torah Punk Rock. Within a couple of months Yishai had recruited members from his friends’ bands Blanket Statemenstein and the Mr. Shabbos Show. With Mitchell Mordechai Harrison on bass, Pesach Simcha on drums, and Don Bonus on guitar, Moshiach Oi! was now prepared to take over the world and bring Moshiach by screaming “Oi!” Moshiach Oi! played its first shows in late 2008-early 2009 at different venues around NYC.