YOSSI SASSI & THE ORIENTAL ROCK ORCHESTRA are confirmed for Dream Fest, headlined by DREAM THEATER, set to take place on July 18th, 2019 in Rishon LeZion, Israel!

Stated Yossi Sassi:
“Good morning world! Thrilled to announce that the orchestra and myself will be joining the almighty Dream Theater at Israel’s DREAM FEST on July 18th. TesseracT will also be there and it’s going to be HUGE! We recommend getting your tickets early as they will run out quickly: https://dreamfest-2019.co.il”

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2337893802896331/

As recently issued, a special collaboration between the Israeli Embassy in Japan and the most popular “JWAVE” Radio in Japan, as a major release for the “Japan-Israel Cultural Bridge” project, YOSSI SASSI & THE ORIENTAL ROCK ORCHESTRA, have released a special rock version of the well-known folk song “Mayim Mayim” featuring the guitar legend MARTY FRIEDMAN. Stream it here: https://youtu.be/70mudYCW4_U

More information at:
www.YossiSassi.com | www.facebook.com/YossiSassi | www.youtube.com/YossiSassiOfficial | https://yossisassi.bandcamp.com/

About Yossi Sassi

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.

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.

With over 25 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.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!