GLASYS (Gil Assayas) is a pianist, synthesist, producer and vocalist located in Portland, Oregon.
GLASYS delivers impassioned vocals, intricate virtuosic keyboard parts and electronic soundscapes in one package that combines his many influences including Indie Rock, Classical music, Electronic music and Jazz.
Since playing his first show two year ago, GLASYS has been endorsed by major gear manufacturers such as Nord Keyboards, 64 Audio, Dave Smith Instruments and Spectrasonics, has developed a large social media presence with over two million total video views, has been featured on the GRAMMY's website, and has had his song 'The Pressure' played at a Portland Trailblazers NBA game. Recently, he was discovered by Hip-Hop giant T-Pain on reddit and the two are now collaborating. GLASYS is also currently touring with legendary 70s-80s band Utopia (led by Todd Rundgren).
"HO. LY. SHIT! I've never seen anything like this in my life. Man. PM me if you wanna work together, bro. This is amazing!" - T-Pain.
"It doesn’t happen often enough. To have one‘s mind blown. Music so often is the tool that creates the opportunity. GLASYS brought a gorgeous keyboard, on his back, up to our studios on Saturday, and laid out an incredible symphony of sound." - Inessa Anderson, Portland Radio Project.
"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.
"A meticulous and immensely talented composer whose solo project Glasys releases its eponymous EP at this concert, Assayas’ music is lush electronic beat-jazz of the highest order, a post-modern fusion in which Portland artists are continuously paving new sonic ground." - Parker Hall, Willamette Week.
"From the first bar of the title track of Glasys’ debut EP The Pressure, it is already clear that Gil Assayas is a musician of rare talent and skill. The Portland based Assayas is possessed of rather intimidating piano chops and assembled an impressive collective of musicians for the project." - Jonathan Wilson, Northwest Music Scene.
"Glasys, one of the best new acts to emerge out of Portland in quite some time. The brainchild of producer extraordinaire Gil Assayas, Glasys layers gorgeous keyboards on top of poppy, delicate vocals." - Marissa Abruzzini, Tour Worthy.
"Performing as GLASYS, Assayas swirls keyboard compositions that scratch your chameleonic Aja itches, extracting bold moments over five progressive pop gems." - Ryan J. Prado, The Portland Mercury.