Chris Assaad is a singer-songwriter from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to follow his heART and his passion for music. His fire for music was ignited shortly after he began exploring his love of singing and songwriting when he was forced to overcome a rapidly progressing hereditary hearing loss condition.
Nearly two years and two miraculous surgeries later, Chris was given the gift of perfectly restored hearing and a second chance, cementing his path of a life dedicated to his artistry and to inspiring others to follow their innermost calling.
Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to grow an international grassroots community, sharing his eclectic blend of soulful roots music, heart-opening songs and stories with audiences in Australia, Europe, Canada and the US, appearing at club and festival dates from Mountain Jam in New York to The Espy in Melbourne to Midem in Cannes.
After seeing a YouTube cover of one of his unreleased songs, Michael Franti invited Chris to join him at the final show of his 2015 “One Heart One Soul” tour for a special rendition of the song. Chris has also shared the stage with artists such as Trevor Hall, Mishka, Mat McHugh and The Wood Brothers.
In addition to his musical offerings, Chris is also a writer, storyteller and inspirational force. One of Chris’ written quotes recently went viral, and was shared, liked, and reposted over a million times on social media. He’s also been a regularly featured contributor to publications such as The Daily Love and Positively Positive, both award-winning platforms that merge pop culture with inspiration.
Chris’ much-anticipated new album “I Won’t Die” will be released in March 2017.