Gwyn Ashton

Gwyn Ashton


Guitarist of the Year 2001
- Guitar Part mag (France)
1: Jeff Beck 2: Gary Moore 3: Gwyn Ashton

Roots and blues, soulful, award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist from Australia plays solo or with his drummer. He tours Europe constantly opening for some of the biggest names in the business.


Welsh-born, Australian raised, UK-based singer/songwriter/guitarist and road warrior Gwyn Ashton tours constantly, taking his brand of powerful blues on the road to all corners of the globe.

Ashton is no stranger to the world stage as he has spent more than 15 years opening for artists as diverse as BB King, Buddy Guy, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, Vanilla Fudge, Wishbone Ash, Van Morrison, Jeff Healey, Tony Joe White, Johnny Winter, Ray Charles, Pat Travers and John Hammond. He has also been invited onstage with Mick Fleetwood, Hubert Sumlin, Marc Ford, Jon Paris, Canned Heat, Robbie Blunt and Mark Stanway.

Ashton has been praised by such luminaries as Robert Plant, Johnny Winter and Eric Johnson and regulary conducts blues guitar workshops in schools. 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.

In 1999 Ashton recorded Fang It with Rory Gallagher's rhythm section Gerry McAvoy and Brendan O'Neill. At this time Fang It and Feel The Heat were simultaneously on the Amazon Top 100 charts in France. He then replaced ex-Motorhead/Thin Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson in Band Of Friends, a memorial to Rory Gallagher with Rorys former bandmates Gerry, Brendan, Lou Martin, Mark Feltham and Ted McKenna.

Gwyn Ashton is endorsed by: Fender Australia, Liutart Guitars Italy, Vigier Guitars France, Busker Guitars UK, Fatboy Guitar Parts, Vintage Guitars, Jacques Stompboxes France, National Reso-Phonic Guitars, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Hiscox Cases, Koch Guitar Electronics, Graph -Tech Industries, Award-Session and Dunlop Strings.


1993 - Feel The Heat - Album of the Month, Oct 1998 Guitar and Bass, FR, - Amazon France Top 100 albums
1993 - Pressure Makes Diamonds - Jim Keays
1994 - Real Australian Blues Vol. 2
1996 - Beg, Borrow and Steel
1999 - Classic Rock - Classic Cuts No.7
2000 - Fang It - Album of the Month - Sept 2000 Guitar, FR
2000 - Classic Rock - A Right Earful
2003 - Blues Guitar Heroes
2007 - Prohibition - Album of the Year 2007 - Guitar and Bass, UK
2007 - Classic Rock - Bone Rattling Blues
2007 - Classic Rock - Hollywood Rocks
2007 - Resonator - Jim Keays
2007 - She's So Shy - Peter Parker - MD/lead guitar/bass guitar/backing vocals/arranger/producer
2009 - Two-Man Blues Army

Set List

Played bars, festivals and stadiums. Also conduct masterclasses and do record store/guitar store instore promo.