Endorse Expo, NAMM 2017 and EP review

Just came back from an amazing week in California. What an experience! Here are some of the highlights:

1. Met some awesome people at the Artist Relations Endorse Expo, including the company's found Randy Fuchs, YouTube star Nathan Alef and GRAMMY award winner Salvador Santana. Also signed an endorsement deal with 64 Audio, can't wait to receive their amazing in-ear monitors!

 From left to right: GLASYS, Randy Fuchs, Nathan Alef

From left to right: GLASYS, Randy Fuchs, Nathan Alef

2. At NAMM, I got to meet some legendary synth engineers (Tom Oberheim and Dave Smith) as well as lots of amazing artists. I also won 2 VIP tickets to Moogfest from Moog, really looking forward to that!

 Tom Oberheim (Photo by Jeni Wren Stottrup)

Tom Oberheim (Photo by Jeni Wren Stottrup)

 Dave Smith

Dave Smith

3. One of my favorite moments was jamming on a jazz standard at the Nord booth with the amazing pianist Robi Botos. Nord (who recently endorsed me) shared some of that jam in their NAMM 2017 highlights video:

4. This one isn't NAMM related, but it happened while I was there and put a big smile on my face. My debut EP was reviewed by Northwest Music Scene:

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.