Fortis was born on July 7th 1954 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an influential persona and is considered one of the central Rock singers in Israel. He served in the 1973 Yom Kippur war and was highly inflenced by his experiences in the front. He began his musical carreer in 1975 as a light-man in the shows of Tamuz band. In 1984 Rami Fortis left Israel to join his friend and partner, Guitar player Barry Sacharoff in Europe.