|Born In :||Bnei Brak, Israel|
Motty Steinmetz (Hebrew: מוטי שטיינמץ) is a contemporary Chassidic singer. He is known for singing Jewish music with great feeling, and has developed a following in Jewish communities in Israel and the diaspora.
Steinmetz was born in 1992 to a Vizhnitz family in Bnei Brak. When he was fourteen his grandfather moved from Antwerp to Israel and taught him traditional Vizhnitz tunes which have later impacted his musical style. He was spotted by the producer and composer Ruvi Banet who became his manager. He sings Jewish religious songs with the lyrics often being taken directly from scripture or prayers. In accordance with halachic laws of modesty he never performs to mixed audiences of men and women even if there is a separation, an example of this is his refusal to sing at the Hebrew Academy for Special Children’s annual benefit concert. He has visited hospitals in Israel to sing to accident victims.
In 2017 he released his album Haneshama Bekirbi, with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau and the mayors of Bnei Barak and Elad present at the launch of the album. The album reportedly took four years of work to finish with some of the recordings being done three times.