You probably know Greek-Australian indie-pop dynamo Vassy’s soulful and exotic voice from TV campaigns such as Chevy, Target, Victoria Secret, Sketchers and Hilton Hotels or shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Human Target. That’s if it isn’t from catching her music in feature films such as The Cabin in the Woods or games like The Sims; Dr. Pepper and Youtube have even featured her music in webformercials!
If that wasn’t enough, the Australian singer/songwriter recently teamed up with Grammy-nominated Dave Audé for her new Billboard Chart release, “We Are Young”. The pop-tastic tune features big room floor filling remixes from Dave Audé, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Dirty Freqs, Ivan Gomez & Reidiculous.
Vassy, whose Greek-Australian background is as unique as voice, is deftly talented at penning strong lyrics that convey her own upbeat, hand-clapping and foot-stomping attitude towards life; Positive and uplifting, they whisk the listener the listener away to a happier place.
Vassy was born in a remote area of Australia to Greek immigrants, fell in love with the rhythmic, smoky voice of Billie Holiday at a young age, and developed a lasting passion for boundary-pushing musical creation after getting kicked out of her school’s choir because she was told that she “couldn’t sing”. After fulfilling her promise to her late father by obtaining an honors degree in Interior Architecture, Vassy’s perseverance and determination to share her unique brand of music led her to win an Australian radio contest and subsequently sign with Warner Brothers in Australia in 2003, where her infectious and quirky productions dominated the Australian pop music scene. In 2008, Vassy signed with Ultra records and made the decision to move too the United States to work with producers such as Afrojack and Richard Vission.
Now, in 2012, Vassy’s passion for breaking musical boundaries and “just being me- being Vassy” has allowed her to create the wonderfully fizzy dance-pop music that she always envisioned. The 13 songs on her latest full-length album, Beautiful Day, featuring producers such as Tim Meyers (OneRepublic), Jacques Brautbar (Phantom Planet), John Ernst & Skylar “EXC” Mones, Charlie Midnight (James Brown, Christina Aguilera, Hilary Duff), Richard Vission (Madona Black Eyed Peas, Gaga) and Denny Western (The Kooks) embody the effervescent, passionate and generous spirit that is Vassy.
Always one to stand out from the crowd, Vassy is also active in her community as a she takes time to give back by volunteering at a safe home for teenage girls in Los Angeles, teaching music. Vassy is a motivator and an inspirational force for these young women just as her grandmother and female family members were for her, by using music to help build their self-esteem and belief in themselves. She often uses her life as an example to illustrate that talent, positivity and determination will make a path to success.