Known for his authenticity and soulful musicianship, Eliyahu Sills has been performing music for over 20 years on multiple instruments, including bansuri (the bamboo flute of India), and Turkish and Arabic ney (the reed flute of the middle east), the upright bass, and electric bass. He performs throughout the country with his critically acclaimed band, The Qadim Ensemble, whose CD reached #7 on Billboard's World Music charts, as well as collaborating with many highly acclaimed musicians.
Eliyahu has performed and recorded with Arabic oudist and singer Naser Musa, Iranian Santoor player Hamid Saeidi, Ethiopian born jazz/soul vocalist Meklit Hadero, world music with Rupa & the April Fishes, devotional music with Shimshai, middle eastern music with oudist/composer Yuval Ron, Za'atar, and with members of Diwan Halev, West African folk music with the Palm Wine Boys, soul roots reggae with the Original Intentions, acoustic soul with Sparlha Swa conscious Hip-hop with Rebels Advocate,and Hindustani Ragas with Jason Ranjit Parmar.
Eliyahu has studied for over a decade with the Hindaustani bansuri flute master G.S. Sachdev, one of the worlds most highly esteemed musicians in that ancient tradition.
In Istanbul, Turkey he studied the ney under masters Neyzen Omer Erdogdular andNeyzen Ahmet Kaya. He returned two years later to further his studies. Later in Israel he studied with Neyzen Itamar Shachar. In Morocco to study the Arabic ney with Akdii Abdelsalaam, as well as the melodies and rhythms of Gnawa and Saharan music withHossein Bohalibambara Bziz.