Born in a small town in northern Israel, Mordy Ferber began his musical journey as a singer at the age of 10 performing at school events and small concerts in his hometown. At 12 years of age, after picking up a guitar at the home of a family friend, he decided to take formal guitar lessons. For the following year, he studied with the only teacher available in his town who taught classical music, not his first choice at that time. By the time Mordy was a teenager, he was heavily influenced by Rock and was performing covers of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Beatles, and Santana all over Israel. After hearing Django Reinhardt on the radio one day, Mordy was instantly enthralled and his newfound love for Django would lead him to discover the likes of Charlie Christian, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Norit Galron, appearing regularly on radio and television shows. At the age of 18, Mordy joined the Israeli army, a three-year obligation of every Israeli citizen. The first two months were spent in combat training. He soon realized that if he wanted to play the guitar again, he would have to join the army band. Regardless of the music, he preferred a guitar to a gun. For the remainder of his time in the army, he toured the country as part of the military's entertainment unit giving concerts to other soldiers in remote areas both inside and outside of the country. During this time, Mordy began earning a strong reputation as a guitarist, and upon his completion of service, Mordy quickly became one of Israel's top musicians, performing on numerous records for CBS (Sony) with singers like Arik Ainstain, Shlomo Artzi, Shem Tov Levi, Shlomo Gronich, and Miki Gavrielov.