Born in Israel, Avishay started playing the classical guitar at the age of 12, only to shortly after switch to the electric bass. music studies in high school were followed by a 2 year attendance at Rimon school of jazz and contemporary music in Israel, before relocating to the Netherlands to pursue and obtain a BA degree from Conservatorium Van Amsterdam with a major in jazz performance.
During 25 years of musical activity, Avishay has attended numerous classes and workshops from various world class teachers and artists, such as Arnon Palty, Arie Volnits, Richard Bona, David de Marez Oynes, Dominique di Piazza and many more. During his period of studies in Amsterdam he was also working as a freelance musician with various groups around Europe, while participating in original projects, ranging from Afro-beat and electronics to jazz, hip hop and jewish folklore music all over Europe.
Since 2008, Avishay Is residing in Portugal.
He is one of the founders of Acclaimed Lisbon based Bling Projekt, and has collaborated, played and produced with artists such as Sam the kid, DJ X-Acto, Beware Jack and many more.
These days Avishay is active as an educator, producer and session player as well as a founding member of Al’Fado Ensamble.