Yuval Lion has toured and recorded with some of the world’s most distinguished
rock, pop, r&b and jazz artists including Chrissie Hynde, Suzzane Vega, Sharon Jones
and the Dap Kings, Trixie Whitley, Meshell Ndgeocello, Chocolate Genius,
Lionel Loueke, Marc Ribot, John Zorn and Moroccan singer Hyndi Zahra.
A native of Tel Aviv, Lion has toured and recorded with Israel’s top artists including
Danny Sanderson, Alon Olearchik, Danny Litany, Eran Tzur, Korin Alal and Bat
Sheva Dance Company. He has appeared on numerous prime time television
shows backing up Israel’s top artists and bands. After receiving a scholarship from
the Berklee College of Music he relocated to Boston in 1997.
He is currently based in New York City where he is in high demand as a session
For his solid groove and exceptional tone Lion is sought after by today’s leading
music producers including VIctor Van Vugt (NIck Cave, Chrissie Hynde, PJ Harvey
Beth Orton), Dave Sitek (TV on The Radio, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s) Hector Castillo
,Bjork, David Bowie), Andres Levine (David Byrne), Gerry Leonard
(David Bowie,Suzzane Vega), Thomas Bartlett (Doveman,The National, Trixie Whitley).
Lion tours internationally with acclaimed singer/songwriter Martha
Wainwright with whom he recently appeared on NBC’s Tonight Show with
He currently plays with uber cool New York based band Cibo Matto,
NY guitar trio Big Lazy and David Byrne's New York Public Theather production
Joan Of Arc-Into The Fire.
In addition to worldwide tours Lion maintains a high profile in New York City's live and
photo by Nathan West