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 debut album, "Melting Clocks", Sassi blends East with West, Rock with Folk music and traditional Acoustic instruments with virtuoso Electric guitar.
With over 23 years experience as a Producer and Composer / Arranger, as well as co-founder of "Orphaned Land" (Century Media USA/EMI), Yossi Sassi (Warner Music / Verycords) continues to soar to new horizons.
Sassi is known for being the constant explorer of sound and musical boundaries, driving inspiration from different cultures around the world.
He 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.
As a veteran performing artist, with hundreds of global shows and major festivals in his record, Yossi Sassi performs ~80 shows in 30 countries on an average year
Yossi Sassi invented the unique Bouzouki-Guitar instrument (Electric guitar combined with acoustic Bouzouki), gave a TED talk on 'The power of music to unite people', and was awarded 4 peace and friendship awards from cities and governments. He endorses some of the best musical equipment manufacturers in the world.
Yossi Sassi – Vocals, Guitars (Electric, Nylon-String, Acoustic, 7-Strings), Bouzouki, Charrango, Oud, Saz, Chumbush, Keyboards
Or Lubianiker – Electric & Acoustic Bass (2012-today, Live & studio for ‘Desert Butterflies’)
Shay Ifrah – Drums (2011-today, Live & studio for ‘Melting Clocks’, ‘Desert Butterflies’)
Ben Azar – Guitars (2011-today, Live & studio for ‘Melting Clocks’, ‘Desert Butterflies’)
Roei Fridman – Percussion (2011-today, Live & studio for ‘Melting Clocks’, ‘Desert Butterflies’)
Marty Friedman – Guitar Lead (‘Melting Clocks’, ‘Desert Butterflies’)
Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal – Guitar Lead (‘Desert Butterflies’)
Mariangela Demurtas – Vocals (‘Desert Butterflies’)
Erez Lev Ari (courtesy of NMC United) - Choir vocals, guitars (‘Desert Butterflies’)
Roy Zu-arets – Piano, Hammond (‘Melting Clocks’, ‘Desert Butterflies’)
Marina Maximilian – Vocals (‘Melting Clocks’)
Daniel Hoffman – Violins (‘Desert Butterflies’)
Itzhak Ventura - Arabic, Turkish and Persian ney (‘Desert Butterflies’)
David Sassi- Choir vocals (‘Melting Clocks’, ‘Desert Butterflies’)
Ariel Qassis – Kanun (‘Desert Butterflies’)
Shlomo Oz – Sitar (‘Desert Butterflies’)
Nizar Radwan, Dimitri Radwan – Violins (‘Melting Clocks’)
Alfred Hajjar - Nay and Kawala (‘Melting Clocks’)
Yosefa Zauosh – Vocals (‘Desert Butterflies’)
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