Their music reflects a fluid collaboration of three distinct songwriters, producers, and performers. In the studio, the cousins share various roles as producers, writers and musicians. Onstage, their roles are more delineated; Ami sings, plays bass, and handles looping responsibilities, Dov sings, plays drums, and acoustic guitar, and Duvid sings and is the maestro of a myriad of stringed instruments.
Each cousin brings his unique background to the group. Duvid grew up in the Middle East, on a small musical commune in Israel full of hippies and gypsies - owning only record players as appliances. Ami and Dov grew up on the East Coast, attending the same high school in New Jersey a few years apart.
From the closing song of “This Is Where I Leave You,” to a Macy's ad campaign to "Daddy's Home" to most recently, ABC's new hit show "A Million Little Things,” many of Distant Cousins songs have had countless prominent placements. Up next, Distant Cousins are planning a national tour.
Mulling over the meaning of this familial journey, Ami says: “In this business, you can get lost in the grind. Music can become more a service than an art. With Distant Cousins, we bring all the skills we’ve acquired in the grind back to being art.”