BIOGRAPHY

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Ohad Ashkenazi (26) is a singer-songwriter from Israel, who brings American flavor into the Israeli niche - a fusion of pop, soul, R&B, and jazz. His songs vary from witty, cynical humor to total vulnerability as his music screams self-love, sexual freedom,  and emotional articulation.

 

The message is clear: Own who you are. Know your value. Now add tax, and accept nothing less.

if you don't know who you are, who else is supposed to?

Israeli-born and Hong Kong-raised, Ohad's early musical education was eclectic and is reflected in his body of work, which he likes to call 'fan art':

"I'm aware that my upbringing was very privileged," he says, "I'm bi-lingual and I've been fortunate enough to have been influenced by Western, Eastern, and Middle Eastern cultures - this definitely impacted my style. The musical library inside my brain is vast, containing influences from (far) east to west - this gives me a lot to play with! I just try to make sure I play with awareness and respect for the cultures from which it all came."

During his teenage years in Hong Kong, Ohad participated in singing competitions, coming in 3rd place in Star Factor (2009) and winning Yrock POP (2013).

 

He was invited to sing in various music festivals (Clockenflap, Picnic in the Park), was a recurring guest on RTHK Radio 1 & 3, was featured as a soloist on the album Music Kreation II (sold in Hong Kong and Taiwan), and attained several musical theatre credits (Annie, Oliver!, Spring Awakening).

Following his return to Israel, Ohad continued his musical education at Rimon School of Music, where he continued performing - opening for Israeli singer Adi Ulmansky, sharing the stage with Israeli legends Yehoram Gaon, Shlomit Aharon, and Ohad Hitman, performing in Israeli music festivals as a featured soloist (Yearot Menashe, London in Tel Aviv), and as of 2019, as a solo artist with his own music - both in Hebrew and English.

Now, with two self-released EPs (In Hebrew and English, respectively,) Ohad is building his brand on his own terms.

 

His debut Hebrew EP, 'It's not you, It's me', dropped March 10th, 2021.

His debut English EP, 'Show Me', dropped May 19th, 2021.

Stream Ohad to get your daily dose of confidence and self-love.

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