Johnny Bassadi, Born on July 15th 1986, is a Syrian-Canadian songwriter, singer and musician based in Dubai, UAE.
Growing up, Johnny was surrounded with music, his father, a former singer, and a family dotted with musicians and music lovers. Bassadi began his musical journey at the age of 12 playing drums in a band formed with his classmates. During that period, Johnny’s father bought him his first electric guitar. Allocating a major portion of his free time to music, his self-taught skills on both drums and guitar grew naturally. It wasn’t until late 2006 that he learned of his aptitude for song writing and hasn’t stopped making music since, bringing us to his first release.
The debut EP, Runnin’, features new songs, and songs selected from his vast arsenal of previous works. With main influences extending across the spectrum of pop and rock genres from all eras, he combines his life experiences and deep-rooted passion for music to forge his own identity and unique sound. Released on March 23rd, 2019, the EP features Johnny on the vocals, guitars, and bass, with the lyrical themes acting as soundtrack to life’s milestone moments.
Bassadi is also a holder of a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and has led a life that landed him years of corporate experience along-side his musical journey. With the scale having always tipped towards his career and a musical longing that can no longer be ignored, Johnny aspires to continue pushing out his music and song-writing as long as there will be at least one pair of ears willing to listen.