Tender Loving Empire compilation release show and more!

I'm really excited to be included in the lineup for Tender Loving Empire's upcoming compilation (Friends & Friends of Friends Volume 9) release show with some great local acts (Cat Hoch, Astro Tan, No Aloha, Slow Corpse and Mo Troper) this Thursday at Holocene
The compilation itself features tracks from 39 local Portland acts (including my single The Pressure), and all sales at the show will go towards the non-profit crisis line Call To Safety.

Tour Worthy recommended the show and wrote an awesome little writeup about me, click the image for the full article:

You can also click the following poster design for the show's Facebook event page and order tickets HERE.

Other great stuff that's coming up this week - A live taping for an episode of PDX Spotlight featuring me and The Secret Sea, and a feature + interview on KBOO's 'Artists Rising'!

KSPU podcast and Northwest Music Scene feature!

Two new exciting features to share with you all today:

1. Northwest Music Scene has featured me in 100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union! Big thanks to their staff for the in-depth feature and kind words. Check out the article HERE.

2. My live session and interview on KPSU's Live Friday with DJ Rachelle is now streamable in podcast format, check it out HERE! I had such a great time on the show last Friday, the KPSU crew is amazing.

 Photo by DJ Rachelle

Photo by DJ Rachelle

That's pretty much it for now - Oh, and I'm really looking forward to my upcoming shows this week, hope to see you there Portland people!

The Deli Portland!

Came home to a nice surprise last night  - The Deli Portland featured the two singles from my debut EP for 'Saturday Night Sounds!' Click here for the article. Looking forward to my two guest appearances this week, and my full show next week on October 11th at Kelly's Olympian!

"A master at the keys, Isreal instrumentalist Gil Assayas shares animated vocals with faultless keyboard and synth playing to make jazzy electronic you can't help but dance to." - The Deli Portland.

EP Out, Upcoming Fall Shows!

It's been a week since my EP release show, and even though I wrote about the experience on social media I didn't get the chance to share it on my website until now. So here goes:

The show was incredibly fun and I couldn't have asked for a better turnout or a more supportive crowd! I'm really grateful for everyone who came out and packed the place.
The other two acts who performed, Rare Diagram and Coco Columbia both played killer sets and it was a real pleasure to share the stage with them. Coco joined me on stage for a Björk cover and her band's incredible drummer Micah Hummel played a couple of tunes with me too, it so much fun collaborating with these guys!

Here's a photo (shot by Hunter Paye):


I'm now gearing myself up for my upcoming shows which I'm really excited about! I'll be a musical guest on the local PDX comedy talk show Who's The Ross, share the stage with Seattle act General Mojos, play a live session on KPSU and perform at Southern Oregon Coast Pride! Plus more... here's a list (photo is also by Hunter Paye, taken at my release show):

Oh, and my EP The Pressure is officially out of course! It's available on most online digital music stores or streaming websites. Here are links to BandcampCDBaby, iTunes and Spotify. Cassettes were released on Dazzleship Records and are available at shows.

2 podcasts - The Portland Playlist and Puck Fortland

I was lucky to be a guest on two fantastic local shows recently. Podcasts for both shows are now up!

The Portland Playlist, hosted by Teri Briggs and Veronica Bisesti on Portland Radio Project 99.1 FM was so much fun. I got to chat with the two wonderful hosts, air my EP tracks, share influences and perform live! Check it out HERE:

I was also on the Puck Fortland podcast hosted by the awesome and funny Edward Rogers, where I got to noodle on his synth, drink whiskey and have tons of laughs, here's a link:

These shows are very different from each other, yet both were extremely enjoyable in their own ways and I'm so glad I got to be on both! I'm really loving the local Portland music scene.

New show photos and tour update

Hey, here's a short tour update:

I'm now in the Bay area with The Secret Sea, we had two shows here so far and they were both really great. Today we play a house show here in San Francisco and then we head to LA tomorrow to play at The Mint

Unfortunately our car broke down on the way to California and we had to rent one, which is really expensive so we had to cut the tour short and cancel our last show at Old Towne Pub in Pasadena.

And now for some better news:
Pro photographer Sarah Neill attended our show at Turn Turn Turn in Portland earlier this month and took these awesome photos. Check them out here!

Sounds of PDX podcast and Portland Notes article+interview!

I have two fabulous new press features to share with you all. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky to be a guest on Luke Neill's fantastic radio show Sounds Of PDX (Portland Radio Project) and premiere some tracks from my upcoming debut EP. The show's podcast has now been uploaded, you can check it out here!

Just a day before I was on that show, I met up with Kelly M. Jones from Portland Notes to chat about my upcoming shows and debut EP. She has now published an extremely supportive article with an audio interview and live video! Check it out here.

I am so grateful to both these amazing people for their incredible support!

Shows this week!

Stoked to be playing some fun shows this week!

Thursday, August 4th at Maher's Pub in Lake Oswego.

Friday, August 5th at The Portland Art Museum as part of the Piano Push Play concert series (on a beautifully designed unique grand piano, check out the image below!). CLICK FOR FACEBOOK EVENT.

Saturday, August 6th at Turn! Turn! Turn! in Portland, together with my friend The Secret Sea who will be celebrating his new single release and with whom I'll be touring the week after! CLICK FOR FACEBOOK EVENT.