Yehonathan Gatro (Hebrew: יהונתן גטרו; born 25 October 1977, Tel Aviv) is an Israeli singer and actor. He has performed under the stage names Gatro and (currently, as of 2009) Yehonathan. He has had a long collaboration with Israeli music producer Lyrik.

Career

Yehonathan Gatro (real name Yehonathan Getreuer (Hebrew: יהונתן גטרוייר) was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. He started singing when he was just 14 and became a teen heartthrob with popularity with the girl/teen audiences. Although he came out to his own family, he remained closeted for the beginning of his musical career.[1]

In 2000 and 2001, he released his first album, in Hebrew, entitled Medabrim Al Ze (Hebrew: מדברים על זה). During this period he performed at the Miss Israel beauty pageant, and as a support act for Westlife, Melanie C, and the boy band, 5ive.

In 2002, he moved to Los Angeles to study acting. In 2006, he released the first single "Kore Lecha" (Hebrew for "Calling You"), a gay love song. The single represented Yehonathan’s official coming-out to his fans. The video version of the song went on to top the charts in Israel.

In 2007 "On A Hot Summer Night" was released and immediately turned into a huge dance club hit and was named "one of the top 10 gay videos of all time" by DNA Magazine.

In 2008, he co-starred in a recurring role on the highly provocative Israeli TV series, The Ran Quadruplets, where he played Nadav, a sexually charged young man embroiled in the world of Tel Aviv's pulsating gay scene.

The aptly titled My Turn was Yehonathan’s first full-length English album and EP and was released in May 2009 and was produced by Lyrik. His video of "Just Another Summer" received its worldwide premiere on Logo. Yehonathan was introduced to America as the cover man and featured interview in Instinct Magazine's May 2009 issue.[2]

In 2010, Yehonathan released My Turn - The Remix Album which included several remix tracks to "My Turn" album songs. Later that year Yehonathan and Lyrik toured together in their US and Canada summer tour entitled "Remember When Tour".

In 2012, Yehonathan released the songs "Turn On Your Lights" and "Make It Without You" as a preview of the album that would be released in 2013.

On February 26, 2013, Yehonathan officially released his second full-length English album "Yeho", containing 10 tracks, produced by Lyrik. Lyrik also appears in the album on the song "You'll Be Loved". Also appearing on the album is the Russian LGBT singer Daniell Gertsegov in the song "My Yeho."

Discography

Albums

  • 2000: Medabrim Al Ze (Hebrew: מדברים על זה) (in Hebrew)
  • 2009: My Turn (in English)
  • 2010: My Turn - The Remix Album (in English)
  • 2013: Yeho (in English)

Singles

  • 2006: "Kore Lecha" (in Hebrew)
  • 2007: "Belayla Ham Bakaitz" (in Hebrew)
  • 2008: "Just Another Summer" (in English)
  • 2008: "My Turn" (in English)
  • 2009: "Nifradnu Kach" (in Hebrew)
  • 2009: "Remember When" (in English)
  • 2010: "Tahzor Habayta" (in Hebrew)
  • 2010: "Say Goodnight" (in English)
  • 2013: "I Got To" (in English)

Videography

  • 2006: "Kore Lecha" [1]
  • 2007: "Belayla Ham Bakaitz" [2]
  • 2008: "Just Another Summer" (premiered on MTV) [3]
  • 2008: "My Turn" (premiered on MTV) [4]
  • 2009: "Nifrandu Kach" [5]
  • 2009: "Remember When" (premiered on MTV) [6]
  • 2010: "Tahzor Habayta" [7]
  • 2010: "Say Goodnight" [8]
  • 2011: "Across the Universe" (Feat. Lyrik) [9]
  • 2013: "I Got To" [10]