ORIENTAL ROCK PIONEER
Familiar internationally to music fans by his unique trademark sound signature, Yossi Sassi merges roots with contemporary music, while taking Oriental Rock to levels unheard before. Voted “Top Newcomer of 2012” by “Rock Hard” magazine readers for his eclectic concept album, “Melting Clocks”, Sassi blends East with West, Rock with Folk music and traditional Acoustic instruments with virtuoso Electric guitar.
With over 24 years’ experience as a Producer and Composer / Arranger, as well as co-founder of “Orphaned Land” (Century Media USA/EMI), Yossi Sassi continues to soar to new horizons.
The Yossi Sassi band has been active since 2011, touring and releasing two studio albums during this period: “Melting Clocks” (2012) & “Desert Butterflies” (2014) as Yossi’s solo project. The 3rd album “Roots and Roads” was released on May 2016 under the ‘Yossi Sassi band’ title.
Sassi plays 17 different types of guitars and traditional instruments, and was invited to play live and share the stage with artists such as Metallica, Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Steven Wilson, Dave Lombardo, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (G’n’R) and many others. Sassi invented the unique Bouzouki-Guitar (Bouzoukitara) instrument (Electric guitar combined with acoustic Bouzouki & Acoustic guitar), gave a TED talk on “The power of music to unite people”, and was awarded 4 peace and friendship awards. He endorses some of the best musical equipment manufacturers in the world.