Geva Alon

Geva Alon

 Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, ISR
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

The Israeli singer-songwriter Geva Alon brings a strikingly wistful and delicate intensity to today’s international Alternative folk scene. A soulful virtuoso guitarist who in every performance sweeps away his audience on a remarkable musical odyssey. "A Stage Animal" wrote TimeOut Tel Aviv 2010.

Biography

Get Closer is Geva Alon’s third solo album and his first European release.
His first two albums (Days of Hunger & The Wall of Sound) introduced us to his gorgeous country flavored Americana sound with his now familiar trademark virtuoso guitar playing and beautiful ethereal voice & harmonies.

Produced by Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, Pernice Brothers) Get Closer was written after a ten month tour in the United States that culminated in Sept '08 with Geva’s performance at the Fillmore West in San Francisco in support of the legendary Paul Weller.

Three songs from Get Closer, 'The Wind Whispers', 'I Can See the Stars' and 'Come Race Me' rocketed into the Israeli radio charts remaining there for several weeks. The album peaked at #1 on the Israel sales charts – topping releases by Muse and Pearl Jam that same week.

Full of beautiful, rural country rock, Get Closer recalls the classic rock grooves of Neil Young & Creedence Clearwater Revival and the beautiful harmonies of The Band & CSN&Y.

Get Closer is already receiving rave reviews from the UK press:

"We're hooked. After a gentle dreamy start, it drifts into something more powerful, from Neil Young to REM." - Music Week, "The Panel" and Q Radio

"Alon’s voice has a timeless, ageless quality, a soothing tuneful tenor voice – the kind that nobody bothers with anymore..‘Get Closer’ is haunting and brooding, yet simmers with an intensity and wild energy". – Americana Uk

“Alon resonant voice ranges from rich Tom Rush baritone (‘Here Comes The Tune’) to Neil Young falsetto (‘The Wind Whispers’)” - Uncut magazine

“Geva Alon, the Singer/Songwriter from Israel creates impressive atmospheres with his guitar and convinces with his voice”
- Guitar magazine

Accolades:
-Main stage Support artist for Paul Weller at the Fillmore West 2008
• Nominated for the "Male Artist & song Of The Year" awards in his home country Israel 2010.

• Voted as one of the top ten Israeli guitar players of all time. 2010

• In April 2011 Geva Alon Will enter the studio to record his 4th album under the guidance of Thom Monahan and along side acclaimed musicians: Otto Hauser (Devendra Banhart, Bert Jansch, Espers, Vetiver), Jeff Hill (Rufus Wainwright, Neal Casal) and Dan Hindman (Vetiver

Lyrics

Days of Hunger

Written By: Geva Alon

Days of hunger won't you buy them for me/ In my comfort, I'm too easy and pleased/ And nostranger can burst inside through the breaks

Days of hunger won't you let them be free/ Because we eed them to sing a sad memory/ In my heart now is where I want you to be

Falling leaves have left the tree/ And it's naked for all to see/ How I wish that I could be

Oh don't worry, don't you worry for me/ One bright morning so together we'll be/ As my hunger sends my boat to the sea

Falling leaves have left the tree/ And it's naked for all to see/ How I wish that I could be

Days of hunger won't you buy them for me

Long Summer Night

Written By: Geva Alon

You know you broke my heart into a million pieces/ And it seems like it wasn't there at all/ But you were to me just like a Sunday breeze/ Now I can't love you anymore

Long summer night/ Was ended with a cry/ All those tears I cannot hold inside/ Anymore

You know when you're not mine you're all I'm dreaming of/ A mystery just like an open road/ But you came to me with your arms open wide/ Now I can't love you anymore

Long summer night/ Was ended with a cry/ All those tears I cannot hold inside/ Anymore

I feel like going away to somewhere peaceful/ Somewhere where the river's high and strong/ Dive in it so deep so I can die in peace/ No one will see me anymore

Long summer night/ Was ended with a cry/ All those tears I cannot hold inside/ Anymore

Relaxation

Written By: Geva Alon

By the river this morning I went for a walk/ In the Sun I feel good it releases my block/ Relaxation is a breakthrough/ To pay no worries to/ Thoughts of dying in the gutter/ They don't bother me no more

And the river started talking in a vibrating sound/ As I laid down my head to the ground/ Relaxation is a breakthrough/ To pay no worries to/ Thoughts of dying in the gutter/ They don't bother me no more

I'm curious as I'm headed toward the river bend/ What's there behind the corner I won't dissent and will not end/ Relaxation is a breakthrough/ To pay no worries to/ Thoughts of dying in the gutter/ They don't bother me no more

As I'm pissing on the grass an open field in front of me/ I need your fake reality like I need a terminal disease/ Relaxation is a breakthrough/ To pay no worries to/ Thoughts of dying in the gutter/ They don't bother me no more

Memories

Written By: Geva Alon

I am the worst addict/ I suffer many thrills/ That always leave/ A mark in me

This highway's never ending/ It brings you to your knees/ But no one's love is like it is

You've got no one above you/ And so they say you're free/ But that's not all that bothers me

I have never said a word about it/ But never stopped believing don't you know/ I haven't been around for you my darling/ Surely memories won't guide you home

My shell just keeps on breaking. Inside I long to see/ The pearl that shows you what is real/ Many people gathered from side to side/ But that's not all that's on my mind

I have never said a word about it/ But never stopped believing don't you know/ I haven't been around for you my darling/ Surely memories won't guide you home

In My Head

Written By: Geva Alon

In my head there's a melody/ That I hear/ Once it held my head high

Once I could stand to sing it loud/ In ecstasy/ The unaware never cares

And today/ In a bar full of strangers, you see/ How they don't care for me as I'm/ Climbing up high/ Yes today/ I don't care for those strangers, you see/ Blown away as my melody's/ Climbing up high/ My melody's climbing up high

In my head there's a memory/ Of the one/ Who faded out in a song/ And became just a melody/ And not a girl/ Or love that pours light in your eyes

And today/ In a bar full of strangers, you see/ How they don't care for me as I'm/ Climbing up high/ Yes today/ I don't care for those strangers, you see/ Blown away as my melody's/ Climbing up high/ My melody's climbing up high

In my head/ In my head/ Once I held my head high

Somewhere

Written By: Geva Alon

They were building a wall in the sand/ Between city and sea and my head/ They all know it's a sin/ But still the wall remains/ Dirty and far beyond reason/ I wonder what's the plan/ Somewhere

They were talking about us and our fates/ In a closed room where noone can hear/ But me I'm not one who puts his life in the hands/ Of people who don't care for the danger/ I wonder what's the plan/ Somewhere

They were building the wall in the sand/ Between city and sea and my head/ They all know it's a sin/ But still the wall remains/ Dirty and far beyond reason/ I wonder what's the plan/ Somewhere

Believe Me

Written By: Geva Alon

Control and strength please come to me
‘Cause I feel lost today within the labyrinth
Sometimes your mind overcomes your heart
Belief is always held in words of someone else

Believe me when I tell you
Don’t fight me down the line
'Cause still you'll be the one
Don’t walk away
Don’t walk away

You gained my trust in morning lust
I search to earn enough of your compassion now
I don’t care about tomorrow, I need the drug
One more hit of sound, a melody my love

Believe me when I tell you
Don’t fight me down the line
'Cause still you'll be the one
Don’t walk away
Don’t walk away

Sun Bird

Written By: Geva Alon

Come down Sun Bird don't hide/ Behind dark feathers lay/ Your crystal eyes/ And I want to see you smile

Come down Sun Bird don't fly/ Yes I'm as scared as you are/ But I can't lie/ I want you to say your mine

I know a girl/ Her name is Bird/ And I am hers/ It's been so long/ But still I can't show her love

Won't you come stay with me/ 'Cause I need someone in/ My memories/ 'Cause mine are all just of me

Discography

Geva Alon
LP:
"Days of Hunger" 2006
"The Wall of Sound" 2007
"Get Closer" Fall 2009

Singles:
Days of Hungar 2007
Wall of Sound 2007
Modern Love: 2008
Get Closer 2009
The Wind Whispers 2009
Come Race Me 2009