Gwyn Ashton

Gwyn Ashton


Alternative blues and roots solo or duo (with drums). Swampy rockin', hard bluesin', melodic, tough and all points in between. Heart, soul, power and passion, music for the mind as well as the feet. Get yer boogie shoes on! **NEW ALBUM DUE MARCH 2009**


Gwyn Ashton's one-man-band solo show is a blend of alternative blues and swamp boogie, all played on his resonator, lap-slide, 12 & 6-string guitars, harmonica and a homemade foot stomp board. Not only influenced by the likes of Hendrix and the other rock guitar greats, Ashton also draws his inspiration from ’30s Mississippi Delta blues and includes bottleneck and lap-slide in all of his performances.

For the band shows, he adds drummer Kev Hickman and kicks his roots-rock power duo into overdrive making creative use of fuzzed-out bottleneck slide, octave dividers, delays and loops and bringing the blues into the 21st century. Like a band possessed, Ashton’s fiery 2-man combo pulls no punches and delivers the goods every time. These guys are Lo-Fi, analogue, wild and dangerous!

Ashton has delivered show-stopping performances at festivals such as Cognac Blues Passions (Fr), Great British R&B Festival (UK), Maryport (UK), Beauvais (Fr), Gympie Muster (Aus), Thredbo (Aus), Dobrofest (Slovakia) and Prague Blues Festival (Cz), co-headlined the Marseille Blues Festival with Robben Ford and has been highly acclaimed by such luminaries as Robert Plant, Johnny Winter and Eric Johnson.

Ashton has played onstage with the likes of Mick Fleetwood, Hubert Sumlin, Marc Ford, Jon Paris, Canned Heat and opened for BB King, Buddy Guy, Rory Gallagher, John Hammond, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Van Morrison, Pat Travers, Jeff Healey, Tony Joe White and many others.

He also appears and gives tutorials in numerous guitar magazines, has two of his songs in movie soundtracks in France and Asia, conducts masterclasses in Australia and Europe (inc GIT and Guitar X, London) and performs live on radio and television worldwide.



*† Feel The Heat - 1993
Beg, Borrow & Steel - 1996
* ** Fang It! - 2000 (w/ Gerry McAvoy, Brendan O'Neill - ex Rory Gallagher band.)
†† Prohibition -2007 (w/ Chris Glen, Ted McKenna - ex Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Ian Gillan, MSG, Gary Moore, and Don Airey - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake etc...)

†Album of the Month Oct ‘98 Guitar & Bass, FR
*Amazon France Top 100 albums, 2000
**Album of the Month Sept 2000 Guitar, FR
††Album of the Year 2007 Guitar & Bass, UK

Appearances on

Pressure Makes Diamonds - Jim Keays, '93
Real Australian Blues Vol. 2, '94
Classic Rock coverdisc, 2000
Blues Guitar Heroes, '03
Resonator - Jim Keays, '07
Bone Rattlin' Blues, '07
Hollywood Rocks, '07
She's So Shy - Peter Parker, ’07 (guitar, bass, backing vocals, arranging, production)
There Goes Love -Peter Parker, 07 (guitar, bass, backing vocals)

Set List

Material for four commercially released albums plus blues and rock standards from the 30s though to the 70s. (As far as we're concerned, the eighties never happened)!