Geva Alon

Geva Alon was born and raised in Kibbutz Ma’abarot. He began playing guitar at the age of 12, and in the year 2000 became the founding member of the rock trio The Flying Baby which achieved relative success in Israel the US. The band released two albums: Inner World (2002) and Pain to Give (2004).

March 2006 saw his first solo album, Days of Hunger. Its acoustic country-flavored harmonies along with his distinct vocals and guitar made him a notable artist in Tel Aviv’s folk indie scene.

Alon’s Second solo release in 2007 The Wall of Sound included a cover version of David Bowie’s “Modern Love”, which became a major radio hit and enjoyed numerous placements as a cable television commercial soundtrack as well as broke through the charts on the major Israeli music radio station, Galgalatz.

Get Closer, Released in November 2009 and produced by the renowned Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, Silver Jews,Dinosaur Jr, Jayhawks), features Alon backed by the band Tree with a sound ranging from alternative rock to psychedelic guitars and Americana. Get Closer is Alon’s most personal album yet, written after a ten month long tour in the United States that culminated with Alon’s performance at The Fillmore in Sept ’08 in support of Paul Weller.[5]

Known for his riveting live performances, Alon has played several coveted festival shows including support for Macy Gray in front of a crowd of 20,000 people (2009). His shows in support of Get Closer garnered high praise from Israeli rock critics.

On March 22–23, 2010, Geva Alon opened for Yo La Tengo at the trio’s first appearance in Tel Aviv. He is also played for Earth Day events in front of 100,000 people in Rabin’s square in Tel Aviv.

On December 2, 2010, it was announced that Alon has signed a distribution deal with the label ADA Global to distribute his upcoming fourth album in Europe, upon release.Alon has celebrated the signing in a special show at the Barby club in Tel Aviv on January 7, 2011, which was followed by a short European tour from mid-January until February.

In April 2011, Alon entered Paco Loco Studios in Cadiz, Spain, with producer Thom Monahan with whom he worked on his 2009 album Get Closer, to record his fourth studio album. The album was recorded with Vetiver members Otto Hauser (drums) and Daniel Hindman (guitar), and with Rufus Wainwright bassist Jeff Hill, instead of the usual backing band format Alon has used on his previous albums. Geva Alon spent the summer of 2011 touring all over Europe promoting the European release of Get Closer reaching wider audiences.

Alon hosted Depedro from Calexico for a series of hugely successful live shows, kicking off his 2012 tour. During the tour which included over 100 shows in Israel and four European tours featuring shows in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Bulgaria and more Geva wrote the material which was to become the fourth and latest album.

“In the Morning Light” produced and mixed by wiz producer Thom Monahan was released in 2012 by ADA Global and is, Undoubtedly, Alon’s most mature and confident album yet. It features an incredible line-up of musicians including Daniel Hindman and Neal Casal on Guitars (Ryan Adams), Otto Hauser on Drums (Bert Jansch, Vetiver, Espers), Jeff Hill on Bass (Rufus Wainwright, Joan Baez), and Dave Scher on Keyboards and Pedal Steel Guitar (Beachwood Sparks, Elvis Costello).

His Third album “Get Closer” produced in 2010 recently turned Gold in Israel, selling over 20,000 copies and earned him the “Male Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” award nominations.

Geva’s musical influences are Neil Young, Tom Verlaine, Bill Callahan, Wilco and more. His music has been described as “passionate, inventive and mesmerizing enfolded in warm and compelling vocals”

“The Great Enlightenment is dreamy…” – Entertainment Focus

“In The Morning Light works nostalgic tones incredibly well and is a great reflection  on how music used to be.”  – Electric Banana

“…dreamy opener The Great Enlightenment, in particular, evokes the great Nick Drake.” – Cambridge Evening News