Shabat Artists

Sean Hurwitz
Sean is a multi-talented musician, producer and song writer. Originally from Israel where he started as a session guitarist and sound engineer, he worked with all the top artists. This inspired him to reach for even greater heights in the international music scene.

Sean is passionate, energetic and generous of spirit as a guitarist, bassist, producer and writer. He is ever the consummate professional whose trademark attention to detail provides the perfect polish to any performance. Sean’s style is crisp and precise, and has been described as exceptionally well-crafted.

Currently in Los Angeles, California, Sean is an outstanding musician who has had the pleasure of co-writing, producing, recording, touring and playing with such top-echelon artists as: Enrique Iglesias, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Judith Hill, Anna Nalick, Chris Wallace, Ferras, Jordy Towers and Laze and Royal.

Chris Traynor

Chris Traynor is American guitarist and songwriter. He started his career with the seminal post hardcore band Orange 9mm, and continued on, playing bass and guitar in the alternative metal band Helmet. In late 2001 Traynor joined the British rock band Bush, and has been performing with Bush and Gavin Rossdale to date. Over his 25 plus year musical career Chris has performed with a diverse group of musical artists live, including the Brit pop band Blur and recorded with Katy Perry, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, and Rival Schools. “I met Avi when he first started doing his own custom builds. He’s not only a great luthier, but I consider him a great friend. It’s a rare occasion that I would let anyone one else repair or build my guitar; Avi is my go to guy.”

Gonzalo Bergara
Gonzalo Bergara has emerged a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist. Mixing a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina, he has forged his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz. His music exists in a way that very little music does. He has lavished such care on every phrase, built each arrangement with such lapidary precision and pared away anything extraneous, the music becomes sculpture. It has weight, density, gravity. This is serious….and deeply moving.Bergara began playing professionally at age 16 in Buenos Aires. By 17 he was already fronting his own blues trio on National Television. In 2000, at age 19, he arrived in America. He’s toured worldwide with John Jorgensen Quintet, as well as performing and recording with hundreds of artists including Tim Hausser from Manhattan Transfer, Sylvie Vartan, Dan Hicks, and Howard Alden. Gonzalo’s touring resume covers Croatia, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, England, Scotland and the United States, with notable appearances at Playboy Jazz Fest, Sweet and Hot Jazz Fest, The Montreal Jazz Fest, Django Reinhardt Fest (Germany), Suev Guitar Fest (Italy), Merle Fest, Strawberry Fest and most Django-style Fests in the US. His performance and tutorial videos on YouTube have logged nearly 5 million views!

Omer Avni
Omer Avni is an American producer, songwriter and musician, living and working in Los Angeles. “Having lunch with my dad growing up there was always 70’s American rock music playing in the background, either that or “The Boss” was jamming really loud through the living room stereo.” At 17, Omer received a full scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music, and the reward for outstanding musicianship. Soon after, Omer traveled through the U.S and Canada on a guitar clinic tour. Omer went on to become an internationally acclaimed producer, session guitarist, songwriter and artist.

Fernando Perdomo
Fernando Perdomo is a Miami to LA transplant who lives and breathes music. A veteran at 35, he has made a name for himself as an in-demand producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Perdomo draws his influences from an eclectic record collection he put together at an early age as a regular customer in thrift stores and flea markets in Miami. Perdomo owns and operates Reseda Ranch Studios. Some of his current projects include folk legend Linda Perhacs, Dean Ford, Andy Pratt, Zak Schafer, Player, Ed Hale, The Dirty Diamond, Ex Norwegian Alih Jey, Emitt Rhodes (as a bass player), Dave Kerzner (as a bassist, and guitarist), and TV music for Target, Toyota, and Dexter. Fernando’s touring and recording credits include Christian Castro, Paulina Rubio, Soraya, Mika, Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave). Frankie Negron, Hilary McCrae, and Elsten Torres. In 2014 Perdomo joined acclaimed LA band The Dirty Diamond and performed at The Greek Theater, House of Blues, and The Troubadour. In 2015 Fernando recorded most of the bass and guitars on the acclaimed album “New World Live” by Dave Kerzner along with Steve Hackett, Simon Phillips, Durga McBroom Hudson, Francis Dunnery, Nick D’Virgilio, Billy Sherwood and More

On October 12th 2015 Fernando was one of the guitar players at the “Echo In The Canyon” concert in LA with Fiona Apple, Jakob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Beck, Cat Power, and Jade Castrinos. Fernando was also featured on the companion album of the project that came out in Spring of 2016.

Irwin Thomas
Irwin has performed at The HMV Awards, which was the beginning of a long standing relationship with dear friend Stuart Fraser (Manager HMV Superstore in the U.K. and onto the role of Managing Director of HMV Australia & South East Asia). ‘The Evolution of Irwin Thomas’ was named HMV’s ‘Album Of The Year’ which was bold and unprecedented. 2005 took Irwin to the U.K. for 9 months as a ‘hired gun’, playing guitar for Daniel Bedingfield on his U.K. & European Tours plus a stint writing with artist & partner in crime ‘Rusty Brown (Mr. Brown, Electric Mary) for his MIDEM offering ‘Made In China’. In 2006 Irwin was asked to join some of Australia’s finest artists in celebrating and interpreting songs by classic artists like Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. Some of the artists that performed included Steve Balbi, Spencer P Jones, Simon Meli, Zkye & Danny Marx Young. In 2007, Irwin was approached by Tim Woods & Phil Bathols (Spiritworks) to join some of Australias most respected and iconic vocalists Jon Stevens(Noiseworks, INXS), John Waters and Lindsay Field, celebrating the music of The Beatles on the ‘White Album’ tour, selling out iconic venues such as The Sydney Opera House and The State Theater. He was also one of the founding members and creative forces of the iconic Melbourne classic rock band ‘Electric Mary.’ Their debut single “Sail On” reached #76 on the ARIA Singles chart. In 2008 Irwin joined Tania Doko, Jon Stevens and Ian Moss for the ‘Let’s Get Together’ tour. He also released his first solo acoustic album ‘dis-con-nect-ed.’ At the same time Electric Mary were finalists in the MusicOz Awards and nominated for ‘Best Rock Band.’ They were also selected to support Whitesnake in Melbourne,  Paris and Brussells. Timothy Drury (Don Henley, Bryan Adams, Don Felder, Stevie Nicks & Whitesnake) became a dear friend and champion for the band. The band then returned to Australia to support Judas Priest for their Australia nNational Tour. 2009 saw them tour with Alice Cooper and Glenn Hughes, in L.A. opening for Steel Panther, showcases in New York as well as being asked to perform at ‘Experience PRS’ for PRS Guitars in Stevensville, Maryland alongside the likes of Carlos Santana, Dweezil Zappa and Buddy Guy. In 2010 the U.S. called and Electric Mary headed to New York to collaborate with Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Jason Corsaro on a live recording (yet to be released). Corsaro’s credits include Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’.They returned to Australia to support Deep Purple for yet another national tour. Followed by Irwin heading out on the road again to open for Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Tears for Fears and Spandau Ballet with what some have described as his ‘unforgettably hypnotic & mesmerizing solo acoustic set. Irwin then returned to New York to begin writing the next exciting chapter. Returning to Australia in 2011, he joined Stevens, Waters and Jeff Martin for the ’Let It Be’ tour, followed by The Beatles ‘Back 2 Back’ tour in 2011 with the likes of Mark Seymour, Jon Toogood. In 2012 Irwin reconnected with L.A. based boutique guitar and amplifier technician Reinhold Bogner (Bogner Amplification), packed his bags & moved to Los Angeles, accepting the role of Product Specialist & Director of U.S. Sales. In Feb 2013 Irwin completed his work at Bogner and began working with Australian singer/songwriter Aaron Hendra. With two solo recording projects in the making Irwin managed to squeeze in time to compose the score for an independent film commissioned by The Sonnett Project NYC. Directed by dear friend and N.Y. based director Sean Gannet (TEDTalks). In August and September of 2013 Irwin returned to Australia for the ‘Let It Be’ Tour. He returned again in November to perform and be inducted into ‘The Legends Category’ at The Music Oz Awards. He then revisited ‘Back 2 Back’ at The Opera House in early January 2014 for 3 sold out shows at The Sydney Opera House. Irwin also has a Signature Series Model Guitar that was released in late January at The NAMM Show with master builder Avi Shabat of Shabat Guitars in Los Angeles.

Mason Sacks
Mason Sacks was part of a theatre taiko metal tour called Batare in which he played an hour and a half of metal (djent 8 string guitar) from the fall of 2016 till the spring of 2017. Mason has done recording sessions at Capital records, recorded bass and guitar on an upcoming album produced by Young Guru (Jay-z’s producer) and Voli (a protege of Guru who is an up and coming producer and rapper) played Skype lounge in Portland Oregon, performed at the Behringer Live studios, and opened up for Puddle of Mudd. Before moving out to LA three years ago he opened up for Herbie Hancock at NJPAC, and played a plethora of blues and jazz clubs since in New York starting at the age of a 11 years old.

Mason was mentored at the Manhattan School of Music pre-college division of Jazz, and his main mentor for 8 years was Jon Herington who has been the guitarist of Steely Dan for the past 20 years. Mason also studied guitar under the professorship of Paul Jackson Jr., Russell Ferrante, and Pat Kelley at the University of Southern California where he majored in guitar at the Studio Jazz Guitar department. Mason’s musical flexibility in multiple genres has given him the ability to perform and record with various artists. He’s very well versed in slide guitar, open tunings, jazz, classical, R&B, heavy metal, and many others styles.

Paul Redel
Paul is a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer and composer with a wide-ranging resume and experience on both sides of the glass. As a musician and engineer, he has worked for major and indie labels, national/international acts and film/television. As a composer, his work has been featured on major television networks, commercials, films, and web series.

Amit Ofir
Amit Ofir aka Wolves kick-started his career when he moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to explore his lifelong passion for music by attending the world-renowned Musician’s Institute where he obtained an Associate of Arts degree in the Guitar Performance Program.

After graduation, his love of performing for live audiences led him to seek out an opportunity to do so and he connected with international trance artist, Dali. For the next two years, he toured as lead guitarist with Dali throughout Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Israel, the UK, Russia and Denmark, performing for audiences of up to 15,000 people at festivals and club appearances.

In 2006 he became a founding member of an LA based rock band. Within the Los Angeles-based quartet, he polished his songwriting and guitar skills by releasing a full length album and touring nationally. The band had two songs co-written by Amit in the Top 40 on the U.S. Active Rock charts.

Since 2011, Amit has been focusing on songwriting and production working with various artists and has recently signed a publishing/artist deal with Position Music.

Amit is also endorsed by D’addario

Some of the recent highlights include:

  •  Producer and co-writer for Disney channel theme song for the show “Andi Mack”.
  • Co-Writer of song “Lies” (Co-written with Lesley Roy. Performed in Coachella 2015 by DJ Deorro and Lesley Roy and released by Deorro in Jan 2017.
  • Co – Wrote and produced the song “Thursday” with critically acclaimed indie artist Lostboycrow.
  • Co – Wrote and produced the song “Bang Bang (Remember My Name)” by the artist Bell. The song was later licensed to appear on the promo for the show Famous in Love starring Bella Thorne.
  • Co – Wrote and produced the song “Sucker Punch” for Luna Aura.
  • Compositions and productions appeared on numerous TV shows and networks including: Fox, NBC, ABC, Hallmark, MTV, CBS, Discovery, BET, History Channel, The CW, E!, Bravo,  USA Network, VH1, Lifetime, H2, Noovo, Oxygen, truTV, WINHD TV, Cinemax, FUEL TV, Outdoor channel

Diego Mizarhi

Diego began his musical studies at age 7 in Argentina, then he moved to Los Angeles, USA to continue his studies at the Musician Institute. The next year he was awarded a scholarship by the Berklee School of Music (1992). In January of 1999 he was chosen guitarist of the month by the Magazine Anglo-Spanish “Guitarra Total“.

In 1992 he founded the Mizrahi Blue Band with which he recorded several albums and toured the USA between the years 1997 and 2000. Alli performed with Paul Rodgers (Queen / Bad Company), Jeff Baxter, Ozzomatli, etc.

In the year 1997 they entered into the top 10 positions of the Rock Charts in Spanish in the radios of Las Vegas, San Antonio and Los Angeles.

In 2000 he played in the band of Leon Hendrix, Jimi’s brother with whom they gave a concert in homage to his brother Jimi Hendrix in Hollywood, CA.

In 2001 he became a host and producer for the television program called “Music Expert” for the Music Country in Nashville, TN.

The guitar clinics he gave in “Music Expert” reached more than 5 million homes across the continent which gave him international prestige.

Blaise Sison

Professional bassist since 1981. Residing in Las Vegas, NV.

Credits include: Supporting act for
Toto, Cameo, Morris Day and the Time, Chuck Negron, SteppenWolf, Average White Band, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tommy James & the Shondells, Rick Derringer, War, Maceo Parker, Portishead, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Anita Baker, The Jacksons, The Wailers, and the “Godfather Of Soul” James Brown. 

Also, accompanying artists such as Sly Stone, Al Jarreau, Rick James, Richie Havens, Lee Oskar, Toots Theilman, Lou Rawls, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ronnie Foster, BB King, Buddy Guy, Lee Ritenour, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray, and Willie Nelson.

Blaise is currently playing bass and serving as a musical director for Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Sly & the Family Stone featuring original members Jerry Martini and Greg Errico.

Jim Altman

Ronnie Lay

Jason Kui

Jason Kui is a Hong Kong-based rock & blues musician, composer, session and touring guitarist. He has worked for many well known artists and singers in Hong Kong and China.

Jason started his career as a sideman at the age of 23
and has played countless shows at the Coliseum,
Hong Kong’s largest venue which seats 12,500.

Jason recently finished a two-year world tour as lead guitarist for Eason Chan, Hong Kong’s legendary singer. The 135-show tour went to China, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, including Madison Square Garden. The two finale shows were performed at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium to sellout crowds
totaling 100,000 people.

Apart from frequent gigs in Hong Kong, Kui often works in mainland China. He was the in-house guitarist for the TV show “I Am A Singer” in the 2013-2014 season. The final episode of that show registered 300 million viewers.

Jason had released his debut instrumental CD in January 2017 featuring Anup Sastry (drummer for Marty Friedman and Jeff Loomis, and ex drummer of Intervals, Monuments and Skyharbor) and other top notch musicians, also featuring a solo by well-known LA guitar virtuoso, Josh Smith.

Tin Hang

Tin Hang is the main guitarist of the Hong Kong band “One Promise” under Universal Music. Drawing influence from guitar virtuoso John Mayer, he has put his heart and soul into blues and pop rock music for the last two decades.

Robin Law

Robin is the guitarist of the Hong Kong band “ KOLOR.” As a musician and composer, he started his career in KOLOR at 2005, and released 3 albums and 7 EPs from 2007 to 2019, recently finishing with the concert  – “KOLOR Initialess Concert 2019”.

Robin is also an artist of Gibson and Hughes & Kettner.

Mark Kaleiwahea

Asaf Rodeh

Elly B

“Expect awesome”.

Elly B, born Elton Brown was an innate music maker even as a toddler. Whether on the drums or xylophone he was masterful. His musical journey had him playing music at church from as young as ten years old. His musical feats saw him achieving a grade six level in classical piano at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He represented Jamaica and won first place in 2012 at The Global Battle of the Bands with his band “Di Blue Print” as guitarist and lead singer.
This is the journey of a unique Reggae & Dancehall recording artist and musician.

Elly B’s musical exploits are still continuing today with the recently released debut single entitled “Friends With Benefits” which is available on all major streaming platforms.

Elly B describes his music as an eclectic blend of Reggae, Dancehall, RnB and Rock.

Elly B endorses the notion “where words fail music speaks as music is the evolution of man”. His musicianship and experiences gained from touring with many famous and renowned reggae artistes such as Shaggy, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Busy Signal, Sean Kingston, have all been instrumental in shaping his unique sound, showmanship and stage character.

Elly B is a son of the soil hailing from the parish of St. Thomas, and then moved to Kingston at the age of seven where he attended Calabar primary school then completed his secondary education at St. George’s College after which he moved on to Edna Manley School of music.

Elly B currently spends most of his days and night in the studio writing songs, making music and music videos,
He is continuously in the process of preparing quality uplifting music for his ever growing fan base.

Elly B has now joined forces with Tower Music Media group and with this new found partnership expections are beyond imagination.

Nok Sze

Nok Sze started her guitar journey in high school, and has now been playing guitar for 5 years. At first she started on acoustic guitar and after seeing John Mayer, she was attracted by the effect and tone of the electric guitar. She now shares her guitar covers on YouTube and Instagram.