Ash Thursday
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Ash Thursday

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

San Francisco, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
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"From Noël Ramos, IMC (Independent Music Conference)"

In Ash's music I hear echoes of Aimee Mann, Martha Davis, Depeche Mode, even some 80s hair metal bands and 90s grunge for good measure. The blender she's using is her own, the spices she adds are to her taste, and the presentation is perfect... well done!
- Noel Ramos, IMC - IMC (Independent Music Conference)

"Ash Thursday - Bravery EP"

This is one of those rock albums that are good without being too sophisticated or innovative. It’s just based on good melodies, good vocals and good guitars. Catchy, fun, old-school in a good way- who needs more? - Audio Camp


Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Fresh from the recording studio, San Francisco-based indie/alt-rock group Ash Thursday released their second EP, Bravery on 11/24/13. Bravery follows up the band's debut EP, The Strength to Come Apart (2013).

Led by vocalist/guitarist and songwriter Ash Scheiding, the music often contains compelling, narrative verses and
anthemic choruses. Scheiding's expressive lyrics and dynamic vocals have been noted as "hypnotic" and sounding like "a thousand hearts breaking".

In addition to Scheiding, the band consists of Niki Marie (vocals, keys), Betsy Adams (guitar), Andrew Ryan (drums) and
Anderai Maldonado (bass). The quintet combines their talents to execute thought-provoking, yet pop-smart music and engaging live performances.

On the six-track Bravery, songwriter Ash Scheiding demonstrates a focus on the concepts of loyalty and commitment as they
apply to love, self and society. She commonly explores other intense aspects of the human experience such as love, fear, death and coming of age. Scheiding sites the entire lineup for adding dimension to the songs and helping further
articulate the passion and emotion such subjects demand, "It's priceless to have a team that can help deliver the deepest parts of my mind and heart."

Earlier this year, Ash Thursday had the opportunity to open for K's Choice, one of their musical inspirations and a group
they're often compared to. They also share certain musical similarities with The Cure, Silversun Pickups, Aimee Mann and Coldplay. Other influences include The Police, Nirvana, City and Colour, U2, Fleetwood Mac and Jimmy Eat World.

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