Massad 19 is an accomplished performer whose unique and fresh sound has attracted a large fan base. Critics have described his voice as “having a maturity that belies his age”.
Auckland based Massad’s pop style is a combination of the rock, pop, jazz, electronic and musical theatre that he has been exposed to and involved with since an early age. Massad has spent his first year out of school performing, writing and recording.
2012 began with his aptly named EP Overture debuting in the New Zealand Top 40. During February two of Massad’s singles Tear My Heart Out and Forget About Me were together in the IMNZ top 10 airplay. In March Massad was announced as one of 15 global finalists in the teen section of the prestigious ISC (International Songwriting Competition) and in August he was one of the guest artists on the Flight of The Conchords no 1 hit Feel Inside (and Stuff Like That). This charity single became the fastest selling single in New Zealand history.
While still at school, Massad’s first video and single “Tear My Heart Out” was released peaking at #3 on the NZ Radio chart and #31 on the national sales chart.