Ash Jones

Ash Jones

 Victoria, British Columbia, CAN
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Ash combines the Goo Goo Dolls and Ben Harper with a strong undertone of Axl Rose, carving out a musical niche all of his own. Combining the essential elements of poetry, pop sensibility, innate musicianship and powerful thought invoking melody, Ash fishhooks listeners with raw emotion and sincerity

Biography

A recent transplant to Victoria British Columbia, Ash combines the Goo Goo Dolls and Ben Harper with a strong undertone of Axl Rose, carving out a musical niche all of his own. Combining the essential elements of poetry, pop sensibility, innate musicianship and powerful thought invoking melody, Ash fishhooks listeners with raw emotion and sincerity "Everything I write comes from personal experience, I'm basically just trying to delve inside people and connect with the array of emotions life has to offer."

After years of honing his craft in the trenches of the Saskatchewan acoustic scene, Ash released his debut independent release “Crashing Down” in 2002. The title track was instantly well received, earning Ash a place in the top 12 out of 10,000 entries in the 2003 Canadian National Songwriting Competition. After the competition Ash enlisted Veteran Canadian rockers Angelo Frassetto, Steve Bunka, and Kyle Kildaw from the Touchtone Gurus to perform on and help produce his album “Better Part of You". Like all great laid plans and intentions, the album was to be released in 2007 once Ash had moved to the London, England but the ‘perfect mix’ seemed to elude the project for the next few years. Ash continued to live and perform in London throughout 2006 and 2007 garnering great performance reviews.

On why “Better Part of You” took so long to complete, Ash states “ I had a vision in my mind of how I wanted this album to sound and a plan for how I wanted to achieve it but with so many players and their often competing visions to contend with, a lot of the plans overtime, became unglued. At the end of the day it is the album I’ve always wanted and dreamed of making. It sounds exactly as I intended and regardless of the time it took to create, I stand proud behind it and will now release it into the atmosphere and let fate take its course.”

“Better Part of You” was release November 2010.

Lyrics

Weightless

Written By: Ash Jones

Verse

Bold and beautiful, you glide through my room
With just one look I feel myself consumed \

PreChorus
And so I won't close my eyes tonight, cause I'm

Chorus
Weightless, I feel like I can feel like I can fly

Verse
With a smile you light up the sky
Eclipse the sun and radiate the night

Prechorus
Chorus
Bridge
And I feel so high when I'm looking into your eyes I'm

Chorus
Weightless, inside your eyes
I'm weightless

Someone Like You

Written By: Ash Jones

Verse
Lying here beside you, I've never felt this close to the truth
And I know you've been waiting too

Chorus
For something new, something true, something real, something pure
Someone who can see you through and understand your point of view
Someone worth holding on two (you say) someone like you

Verse
And what is this thing we've stumbled on to?
Within your eyes I behold the perfect view
And you know I've been waiting too

Chorus
For something new, something true, something real, something pure
Someone who can see me through and understand my point of view
Someone worth holding on to, someone like you

Bridge
And my only intention is to renew your affections
For all the beauty that is you

And I know you've been waiting and you know I've been waiting too

Chorus
For something new, something true, something real something pure
Someone who can see me through and understand my point of view
Someone worth holding on to, yea someone worth holding on to
Someone like you

Better Part of You

Written By: Ash Jones

Verse
Your eyes rival the sun, in the distance in between
I can feel the air, I can feel you breathe and all I want is you to be yourself

Chorus
Cause I don't want to die, I just want to live
Maybe we can fly far away from here
I just want to be everything you need and maybe help you see
The better part of you through the better part of me

Verse
And maybe we could trust perceptions of ourselves
Trample in the dust the thoughts of everyone else
Look inside your soul cause I all I want is you to be yourself

Chorus
Bridge
There's stardust in your sleepy eyes, you wrap yourself around my life
And I'm still hanging on every word you say

Chorus

Spend the Day

Written By: Ash Jones

Verse
Lie awake and contemplate the night
Moments with you swirling through my mind
Never want to let you go, I just want you to know
I have never felt this way before,
Hand and hand we open up the door
To the life we've only dreamed,
Look in my eyes and just believe

That your the only one for me

Chorus
And I spend the day with you cause there's nothing else I'd rather do

Verse
No need for words when we inter-gaze
Through the silence I can feel you breathe
Desire into my eyes, making love with our minds
Surrender's never been so beautiful
In your arms I become myself
Never want to let you go I just want you to know

That your the only one for me

Chorus
And I spend the day with you cuz there's nothing else I'd rather do x2
And you know its true, you were meant for me and I was meant for you

Bridge
You always know just what to do when I'm feeling blue

Chorus (repeated)

Discography

"Crashing Down" Sept 2002
"Better Part of You" Nov 2010

Set List

Album "Better Part of You" Scheduled for release Nov 20th 2010.
1. Weightless
2. Dressed for the Weather
3. Crave, Need, Take
4. Spend the Day
5. Better Part of You
6. Crush Me
7. Crashing Down
8. Miss Me
9. Someone Like You
10. Spin

Ash also has hundreds of originals and incorporates covers from bands such as The Goo Goo Dolls, Guns N Roses, Rolling Stones, Swell Season and others.