Israel Portnoy (Productions)

Session Guitarist & Vocalist

17 Reviews (5 Verified)
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For as long as I've been alive my #1 passion has and will always be music and I invite you/your project to become a part of my journey. I understand that trusting me with your music, is essentially like trusting me with your child. You are not just "another session gig" for me. I will not stop until you are completely satisfied with the results.

I have been playing and writing music my entire life. I started playing piano at the age of 6 and guitar at 11. I am a singer-songwriter with a slight guitar-addiction. I love producing guitar-driven music and writing and producing guitar parts, although I'm also available for other styles of production (which might not necessarily contain guitars at all). I'm blessed to have accumulated a wide-ranging session-musician network spanning literally all genres, including many eastern instrumentalists. I have been fortunate to be a full-time musician my whole life. My career is split between my singer-songwriter career which encompasses "the Portnoy Brothers" duo with my brother and more recently, a solo career too. We have self-produced several albums together including our billboard-charting "No Complaints" which we recorded in Nashville and there is lots more on the way. When I'm not writing/recording my own music, I'm busy laying down guitars/backing vocals on other people's tracks or producing other people's music.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


  • English
  • Hebrew

17 Reviews

Endorse Israel Portnoy (Productions)
  1. Review by Justin N.

    Israel was passionate and meticulous about my project, I would suggest him in an heartbeat! Great quality tracks that were flawless! Can’t wait to work together in the future!

  2. Review by Craig W.

    Israel is a highly skilled and passionate musician. He is an asset to anyone's project.

  3. Review by Jamie B.

    Israel truly went above and beyond and was passionate about my song

  4. Review by Sebastian K.

    Israel mastered a difficult task quite well. Israel is also a very pleasant and accommodating person to deal with. Thank you!

  5. Review by Jon
    by Jon

    Super responsive and great quality wor! I am going to be working with him again very soon!

  6. Review by Briele Esther
    by Briele Esther

    Israel portnoy was a true pleasure to work with! He fully produced an original song of mine and I was blown away at how it turned out. You can tell he is very passionate about his work, and wants the absolute best for his clients, working until they are 100% happy with it. He took my vision and made it come to life. Thank you!!!

  7. Review by Yaniv Taichman
    by Yaniv Taichman

    I had the privilege to record recently ,for a production Israel made.he sent me the song and it was super fun.great production everything was in place in a very good taste.his playing ,the musicians that he choose and his arrangement were totally awesome.totally recommend Israel if your’e looking for a tight and soulful production for your song!

  8. Review by Shmueli Perkel
    by Shmueli Perkel

    Israel's music draws from deep places and he has the sensitivity, grace and fluency to express it. Israel worked on a difficult assignment for me and he did an excellent job. I highly recommend Israel as a brilliant creative, a pleasure to work with and an all round great guy.

  9. Review by Yehonatan K
    by Yehonatan K

    I am a singer/songwriter, new on the local music scene. So, for my first recording project, I wanted the best, because I knew just how important it is to set the tone right, from the very beginning. My producer and studio technician said they knew who the man for the job was. Israel came in to play electric guitar, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Talented, professional and fun to work with. He helped us find that perfect sound we were looking for while giving the track that magic touch we needed. Highly recommend to anyone who wants only the best for their musical journey.

  10. Review by Gilad Brounstein

    Super talented, creative and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend using Israel for any guitar or Male voice work you won't regret it!

  11. Review by Naomi Geffen
    by Naomi Geffen

    It was an absolute pleasure and very easy working with Israel Portnoy on our Loving World album. He performed vocals on three tracks and some backing in others. He was very professional, sang with passion and sweetness. Humble in approach, he readily changed vocal style and pronunciation on request without flinching. Happily recommending him for both vocals and instrumentals on your album or for your music event.

  12. Review by Jonathan Friedlander

    I have used Israel Portnoy's services for a number of my client projects. I am also a guitarist, but whenever I really need soul put into the guitar part Israel is my go to guy. He truly cares that you get the best results for your song.

  13. Review by Simon Vinestock

    I have worked with Israel on numerous occasions and found him to be extremely talented, professional and very easy to work with. His sensitivity, dedication and devotion is second to none and his mild mannerism makes working with him a very pleasant experience. I can highly recommend working with him.

  14. Review by Daniel Goldstein
    by Daniel Goldstein

    Truly passionate and professional in his approach to music. I've been fortunate to work with Israel on a number of occasions in the studio and his talent and enthusiasm never fail to impress. A really good bloke in every way.

  15. Review by Nadav Serling
    by Nadav Serling

    I have worked with Israel on numerous productions during the past 3 years. I cannot overstate my gratitude and satisfaction for having had this privilege. Israel brings superb and unique talent to all that he does. His voice is a jewel; his guitar work a thing of beauty. However, though Israel's talent and professionalism are without question, what especially distinguishes Israel is his total devotion, without ego, to enhancing the particular goals of the project for which he is working. Working with him is pure pleasure and the results are consistently greater than those originally sought

  16. Review by Thomas Schiffour
    by Thomas Schiffour

    I have known and worked with Israel for a number of years now. You will not find a more sensitive caring or talented musician to work with anywhere.Simply put he is one of the best people and musicians you will ever have the privilege to work with. Regardless of your musical needs Israel is THE MAN. Thomas Schiffour

  17. Review by Ben Wallick

    Amazing vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter! Hire this man to sing on your track and you won't regret it. Hire him to play guitar and every note will ooze with soul. Highly recommend!

Interview with Israel Portnoy (Productions)

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: -Guitar arrangement which usually involves many guitar layers (Combination of acoustic/electric/) -Backing Vox arrangement/production and singing them.

Life Before Death

I was the Guitarist/B.vox in this production

Terms Of Service

I will do 2 rounds of revisions and honestly, if you are not happy neither are my. We will get it right. Money must be sent before final WAV is dispatched.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • Eric Clapton
  • Jack Johnson
Gear Highlights
  • Macmull Custom-made Strat/Tele
  • Martin/Taylor/Guild? Line 6 Helix/Fender
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