The Eshos were pretty much a household name in Tel Tamer, Syria.
When Khoshaba and Mona, an Assyrian singer-guitarist duo, weren’t dominating gigs in town, they were operating the popular Babylon, the area’s only recording studio.
Business was good, but the studio had to close its doors in 2005, when Khoshaba and Mona moved their growing family to Canada for greater opportunities.
It didn’t take long for Assyrian tunes to ring out once again — this time in London, Ont.
Ten years later, it was their son Johni Esho, who followed in his mom and dad’s musical footsteps by building his own recording studio in the basement of his parents’ northeast London home.
Johni, also known as singer-songwriter and producer J. Esho, wears his musical lineage with pride.