Lyle Workman

Los Angeles, California, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Rock / Progressive / Other
Hello, I'm a guitarist and film composer living in the Los Angeles area. I also make music as a solo artist. As a session musician, I play on records, film soundtracks, etc. In 2005-2006 as a member of Sting's band I toured troughout Europe, my first gig being Live 8 in London.

I composed the music to "GET HIM TO THR GREEK","YES MAN",,"SUPERBAD","THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN" , "FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL", additional score music for "KNOCKED UP", "MADE" (with John O'Brien), "Kicking and Screaming" (additional music), and "Dinner For Five"

Here's a link to the Superbad Soundtrack

Here's a video on the making of the music for Superbad

I've recorded and/or toured with Sting, Beck, Frank Black, Todd Rundgren, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Tony Williams, They Might Be Giants, Jellyfish, Shakira, Paulina Rubio, Jakob Dylan, Lisa Marie Presley, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tom McRae, Rhett Miller, Kevin Gilbert, Jude Cole, Pat Monahan, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareillis, A Fine Frenzy, Anna Nallick, Natasha Bedingfield, Jessica Simpson, Cheyenne Kimball, Colin Hay, Curtis Stigers, Nerina Pallot, Smash Mouth, Alice Cooper, Steve Stevens, The Moog Cookbook, Imperial Drag, Era, Holly Palmer, Nancy Willson, Dreams Come True, Yazawa, Globe, Meja Beckman, Ilsa DeLange, Eros Ramazzotti, Brendan James, Buva, Josh Freese, Mel. C., Lazlo Bane, Sarah Bettens, Jen Foster, Toby Lightman, Mika, Buva, Jonathan Cain, Celia Noel, Becki Degregorio, Robb Boldt, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Jim Brickman, David Grow, Puffi AmiYumi, The Tao of Groove, Charlie Peacock, Brent Bourgeois, Larry Tagg, and Bourgeois Tagg.

I've worked with music producers: Patrick Leonard, Steve Lillywhite, George Drakoulis, Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre, The Dust Brothers, John Alagia, Andy Slater, Matt Serletic, Mike Clink, Dave Way, Joe Chiccarelli, Jaquire king, Greg Wells, Julian Raymond, Mickey Petralia, Alby Galuten, Jack Joseph Puig, Matt Wallace, Kevin Killen, Matt Bronlewee, Brown Banister, Mike Elizondo, Randy Jackson, Josh Deutsch, Joey Waronker, Jeff Trott, Olle Romo, David Bianco, David Holman, Tony Hoffer, Lester Mendes, Eric Rosse, Howard Willing, Wendy Melvoin, Mudrock, Jon Tiven, Scott Humphrey, Will Ackerman, Steve Lindsey, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Rick Knowles, Clif Magnes, Ed Goldfarb, Kadish Kadish, T.K., Peter Wolf, and Richard Perry.

For film and TV music I've recorded with Edward Shearmur, John Frizzell, Christophe Beck, Brian Reitzel, Mychael Danna, David Schwartz and Steven Trask.

My third instrumental CD, HARMONIC CRUSADER was released in early 2009. Four tracks are featured in the music player above. Guest musicians include Simon Phillips, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Babko, Gary Novak, Jimmy Earl, Mike Elizondo, MB Gordy, Patrick Warren, Charlie Bisharat, Chris Bleth, Stevie Blacke, Jon Button, Karen Briggs, John Mason, Lori Andrews and Mario Gonzales. What a joy it is to have such amazing musicians grace my music.

My previous CDs, TABULA RASA and PURPLE PASSAGES are available on iTunes. You can also find them at CD Baby: and They are also available through through Guitar Nine. Thier website is: Just type my name in the search field.

Also visit my website for loads of stuff about yours truly, and thanks for stopping by!


Best Wishes, Lyle
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