Ashley Bean Band
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Ashley Bean Band

Peoria, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019

Peoria, Illinois, United States
Established on Jan, 2019
Solo Rock


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Stencil Magazine" - Andrew

"Stencil Magazine" - Andrew

"Stencil Magazine" - Andrew

"Skilly Magazine" - Skilly

"ITN Magazine"

Let's talk a little about the history of your band. When did you originally form and is this the original line-up?
My band is from central IL, formed back in Nov 2011.

How would you categorize the style of the band?
The style of my music I would say is definitely rock n roll. It has a unique sound to it.

What image do you want your music to convey to your fans?
I want my music to stand out and be different. I want to encourage fans to believe in themselves and to not be afraid of what others think.

Who are your influences and how have they shaped your bands’ sound?
My influences I would say would be my great grandfather. He inspired me to keep going and to reach my goals.

Let's talk a little about your latest album what are the listeners in store for with this release?
I recorded my album at eclipse studios in Normal Bloomington IL..

I definitely wanted this to be real and fun different and unique so that people can relate to it.

Producers are a very important factor in recording a good record. Who did you use to produce your record?
My producer I work with is Eric Nelson owner of Eclipse Studios.

Does the entire band contribute to the writing process?
I mainly write al the lyrics and music but I also collaborate with others on new ideas.

How do you feel the band has evolved musically and personally over the last year?
I have seen myself grow as a person and as a musician, I have seen my music take off more and more these last few years.

Where do you draw the inspiration for the songs you write?
I write songs with feeling and raw emotions on life events.

How important do you rate the lyrical side of your albums?
The music and lyrics go hand and hand the lyrics are heart felt and full of emotion

Describe your live performance for those who have never seen you live?
I like to keep it rock n roll with a cover or two mixed in. Lots of energy to keep the crowd moving.

How has Social Media impacted your band?
Social media has helped my band so much, it has helped me gain more of a following and to network with others. - ITN


The world of heavy metal is a bit over-saturated with cookie monster vocals and let's be honest - dudes. Lots and lots of dudes. While I might not place the Ashley Bean band in the heavy metal category, they are certainly a nice change of pace and gender in the world of rock. I'd go even go as far to say they are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise polluted environment.

If you haven't heard of the Ashley Bean Band you may be one of the last ones to the party. With thousands of followers between Facebook and YouTube, word has been out in social media about this up and coming act. The front-woman, as you can guess, is Ashley Bean. She's drawn comparison to such legendary acts as Joan Jett and she certainly has that 'It' factor. She has all the makings of a rock star and could be knocking on the door step of the next big thing.

Their new album is entitled "What You Deserve" and after watching the title track's music video I just had to dive in and listen some more. In my mind, it isn't the guitar tones or screaming vocals that make something's
the attitude. Attitude is in no short supply here. Ashley, who does double duty on guitar and vocals, carries herself with a certain irresistible swagger.

The standout song from What You Deserve is the title track. What You Deserve rightfully takes front and center of the album. It's the kind of tune you could expect to hear on the radio about a million times and end up liking little bit more each time. It certainly has mass-appeal, but enough bite that it never feels mainstream. Like many of her other songs, it's Ashley's relatable lyrics and themes that anyone can catch on with.

Another thing that makes Ashley so special is the stripped down quality of her vocals. She's not over-processed and auto-tuned. Listening to What You Deserve, the vocals could be completely raw and still sound incredible. And not that the point needs proving, but there's a video on YouTube of Ashley jamming this song acoustically. This seals the deal for me. If you dig,
this band, it's a must-watch! Ashley could be singing this in someone's living room, at a party, and would sound every bit as badass as she does on the album.

"You Know" and "Your (sic) My Lover" are two other standout tracks where you can feel the emotion in Ashley's writing. When a song-writer can easily transfer emotion to the listener, that's when you know you've got something special. It comes back to that "It" factor, and let me tell you Ashley has it. If there's more acoustic videos to come, Ashley please put these on the list!

Her new album delivers track after track of edgy, genre-pushing guitar riffs. But most importantly, track after track of Ashley's creative grit. What You Deserve and "My Kind Of Ride" are the songs getting most of the spins, but as you might expect...HARNISH was drawn to a track called "Halloween". It's a whole lot of dark fun. The church organ intro is killer and the song just continues to develop into a rock showpiece. It's a little bit Type O, a little bit Misfits, and a whole lot of Ashley Bean. In the words of my boys on the Licking County Metal Show...Horns Up! \||/ - Harnish

"Death Metal Music"

The Ashley Bean band. Ashley is the center of attention, even with her band name. Her looks, her voice, her songs, all are testimony to this gifted singer/songwriter. During our work together for this project, Ashley shared some of her music with me, and I watched her videos on You Tube. The accompanying band plays well, and the unit as a whole delivers rock and roll as it should be. Read below to learn more about The Ashley Bean band. - Wes Moose Jacques


Still working on that hot first release.



The Ashley Bean Band is a rock band hailing from Peoria Illinois.

Over the years, The Ashley Bean Band has had influences that have molded their career into what it is today. Cathy Reynolds, four time CIA Gospel Artist of the Year, Mike Isenberg of the International acclaimed family band, The Jets, back-up musician, Rusty Hall, and John Coulter, Marshall Tucker’s sound engineer, Journey, and Diana Meltzer founder of Seether, Evanescence, and Creed, have help direct this young energized rock band.

The Band has also been featured in several magazines, one of those Stencil Magazine featured with Buckcherry and Shinedown. The Bands music has been compared to Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, as well as Alice In Chains and Nirvana, what a combo of musical innovators without compromise to follow trends but rather create them. The Band would say it is Classical meets Rock. All of the lyrics and music are Ashley’s original creativity a style of her own. All of the music is heartfelt and unique. But I would say, her voice style and genre is distinct, raw and gives her music and incredible commercial but almost underground sound at the same timeless, not pretty and pink, but black on black.

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