I want you to LOVE your songs until words fail you and you can't stop smiling. My expertise is fingerstyle guitar on acoustic and nylon strings, but in my audio sample you will hear a lot of electric guitars too. I love both. This year I co-wrote and played on a song feat. Corey Taylor (Slipknot), “Live the Madness” by Moonshine Bandits!
I am a guitarist, composer, singer-songwriter, arranger and producer.
Originally from Israel and now living in the states, my past experience includes 20 years of recording and performing in the genres of Folk, Pop, Rock, Alternative & Progressive. I toured Europe countless times as a solo artist and as a member of other projects, and played in festivals such as "Primavera Sound" in Barcelona and "Exit" in Serbia among others. Writing for guitar is my vehicle to put my heart and soul into a song.
These days I am also the in-house guitarist for the label "Burn County", producing Country Rap music.
Other than guitar work, I enjoy editing stems and comping takes for vocals or instruments. I know that many people find that part of the work boring and tedious, but I seem to find satisfaction doing that! So if you need someone to do editing for you I will be happy to do just that.
For any questions hit me up. I enjoy communicating and respond quickly.
Looking forward to hear your music and help you take it to the next level!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
7 ReviewsEndorse Amit Erez
Great performer! Easy to communicate with a wide knowledge!
I would very much recommend to work with Amit.
Amit is a very talented and creative guitar player and music producer. He is good at playing and at leading musical projects.
Amit produced my debut album and it was the best experience I have ever had!
I recommended Amit as your next producer and guitarist.
Amit is an amazing artist, versatile guitarist and a great person to work with. we recorded numerous times together and each time was a great musical experience. very open minded and musical. I recommend!
after working with Amit for about 10 years or more, I can tell that he is a top guitarist and a great artist, such a creative mind.
He's a genius musician! I've been working with him for over 10 years
Amit is the most versatile, talented, and creative session player I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Always records tracks with superior quality and excellent timing. His passion and love for music is always bringing records we collab on to the next level. Just listen to his demo!
Amit is not only an incredible guitarist, composer and songwriter - he is also a kind, reliable and wonderful human. He's played guitar (acoustic and electric) on 2 of my albums and has done a fantastic job. I guarantee you won't regret working with this dude!
Interview with Amit Erez
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My solo project "The Secret Sea" - I am recording and mixing new songs these days, that will hopefully become a new full length album!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both. Analog demands a completely different mindset and isn't realistic when working with tight deadlines, so I don't do it, but it is definitely an amazing experience when circumstances allow it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being a big fan of teamwork, I love that I get to be creative AND work with people at the same time!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I will ask if there's a specific musical reference I should take note of, and what other instruments and/or vocals will be in the song if not already recorded. This is crucial for the range of the guitar parts, so each element has its right place in the mix.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The most important questions are: 1. Are you digging the audio samples? 2. Did you enjoy communicating with the provider? If the answer is yes to both, you're probably gonna enjoy working with that person and enjoy the results :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I wouldn't take any recording gear with me but I'd take an acoustic guitar, lots of strings, a cutter and a box of picks.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began writing songs and playing live in the early 2000s. Got signed by 2 record labels in Israel - Earsay Records and Anova Music. Released 5 albums under my own name and 2 albums under the moniker "The Secret Sea". I was a band member in the art-rock group Eatliz and worked with countless big and small independent artists in Israel as a session musician in the studio and live. I produced albums for others and for myself. Toured a lot in Europe and played festivals such as "Primavera Sound" in Barcelona (twice) and "Exit" in Serbia. I moved to the states in 2015 where I ended up recording an album with Larry Crane at Jackpot Studios (Elliott Smith, M.Ward, Cat Power and others). Joined the "Burn County" label as the in-house guitarist, working with Country Rap artists such as "Moonshine Bandits" among others.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Emotionally driven.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Daniel Lanois, because of his approach to atmosphere and purity of performance.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you can sing it, you're heading in the right direction...so write with your head and not with your fingers.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have 20 years of experience in Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Alternative & Indie music. More recently I've been doing a lot of cross-genre work in Hip-Hop/Rap & Country beats.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Musically - finding the right notes to play and going there without over-thinking things. Personally - highly communicative and committed.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality, outside-the-box style of composing and playing, exceptional range of influential musical sources from all decades, immaculate timing and flow, prioritizing of melody and feel over technical fireworks.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first listen to a track several times with my headphones while doing other life-things, until I start hearing guitar parts in my head. I intentionally avoid holding a guitar while writing. Once I have a solid understanding of what I'd like to hear, I get settled in my work room to map out the parts on my guitar and hone them. Once I got the performance and the right sound nailed, I will begin recording. Takes are usually sorted & edited during the recording itself. Post recording I might apply further EQing and dynamic processing if necessary, depends on what the client wants. I can provide direct dry sources if requested by the client, to sculpt a different sound around my playing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work with Ableton Live as my DAW. I use one condenser mic to track acoustic/nylon guitars. For electric guitars I usually go direct and apply amp emulators such as Guitar Rig. I might use a beta 57A with a Fender amp but most times I find it unnecessary. I keep things super simple and mostly "in the box" and get excellent results that I proudly stand behind. My guitars: 1) Nash Telecaster (Seymour Duncan split-humbucker bridge pickup, Lollartron neck humbucker, and a Bigsby). 2) 1975 Guild D35NT acoustic guitar. 3) 2017 Guild M20 acoustic guitar. 4) La Patrie Concert classical guitar 5) 1966 Eko Barracuda-VI electric guitar.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brian Eno, Prince, Tom Petty, Elliott Smith, John Parish, PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse...and of course Pink Floyd & The Beatles.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing and tracking guitar parts for beats and song. This includes riffs, solos & licks, chord progressions, acoustic fingerpicking and strumming etc.