Yoni Leviatan is an American-Israeli singer/songwriter/guitarist who first made a name for himself when his debut album Extra Credit had a burst of activity and caught the attention of many in the South Florida area:
- Songs were licensed to major TV networks such as MTV, CNN, ESPN, PBS and Lifetime.
- The album was played on over 200 college radio stations nationwide.
- Yoni was featured locally on the cover of the Broward-Palm Beach New Times and the popular entertainment show Deco Drive.
- The single “Twentysomething” was named one of the Top 25 MP3s of 2007 by Indie-music.com and won Broadjam.com’s College Credit CD compilation contest.
- The song “Let the Devil Know” was licensed to for the final scene/end credits of the spoof comedy film One-Eyed Monster starring Ron Jeremy.
- Yoni was a semi-finalist for the 2006 Florida Grammy Showcase.
- Yoni was named 1st Runner-up from the USA in the Best Male Artist Category of the 2006 International Music Aid Awards and 3rd Runner-up for Best Songwriter.
- In 2008, Yoni accompanied award-winning singer/songwriter Ellen Bukstel at a rally for then-Democratic Candidate for President, Barack Obama.
In 2009, Yoni immigrated to the state of Israel, where his writing has gone from themes about post-college life and the arduous transition to the real world, to songs ranging from the realities of love and the benefits of getting older to the age-old hope for peace in the Middle East – the topic of his latest single “Days of Change”.
“Smart pop-rock… he reminds of any number of people from Dave Matthews to Ben Harper… Yoni has a spark about him that makes me want to root for him in the long term.”
- Evolution of Media
“A stellar debut album… a catchy lead single, ‘Twentysomething,’ developing a life of its own… perfect for MTV and television in general.”
- New Times
“His consuming timbre will immediately hook listeners in and make them want to listen keenly to each lyric this musician utters.”
- The Celebrity Café
“We love your music – great job – keep it up mate!”
- The Verve, UK band (“Bittersweet Symphony”)
“’Twentysomething’ grabbed me immediately. Yoni really nailed it with this one. I love it.”
- Aaron Stang, Grammy®-winning guitarist