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Music Ashley

Encinitas, California, United States | SELF

Encinitas, California, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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"ASHLEY certainly has a lot of talent as a songwriter. Keep it up and keep going" - David Foster - NBC - Star Tommorow


On Twelve Days in January, San Diego-based Ashley captures the essence of heartfelt pop-rock. Typically a cold month, Ashley creates warmer landscapes on January with 10 infectious pop tunes that you just can’t get out of your head. Listeners will be drawn into Twelve Days by Ashley’s heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics and sexy but sweet vocals along the lines of John Mayer, Jason Mraz or Ryan Cabrarra. Opening the album with an energizing splash is the fast-paced, light punk-pop laden Come Into Love. A slowed down Back To You follows with softer acoustics and a soothing vibe. The third track, 22, is one of my favorites with its breezy, upbeat feel and tongue-in-cheek take on getting "blown away" by love. Track 5, Jump Over The Moon, is infectious and sweet - like that bubble gum taste you can’t get out of your mouth, so you chew another piece. State of Mind is another standout track with its reflective nature. Twelve Days in January is modern pop rock with a melodic, inviting, sunny-day-at-the-beach feel. Remnants of 90’s pop rock are visible, but nothing at all from the grunge department. While his voice is pleasing, Ashley’s strongest talent lies in his ability to write very accessible alternative pop-rock songs, beautiful melodies and capturing raw emotion in his songs - Kristi Singer - Freelance music journalist and independent publicist


Encinitas resident and singer-songwriter Ashley (one name like Cher) has become the first nominee for 2005 in a songwriting competition sponsored by VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. He won the January round with the song “Come Into Love” from his debut album Twelve Days In January. Ashley had to overdraft his bank account to raise funds to enter the contest, forsaking food for music. Wise choice, oh emaciated one. - San Diego City Beat


Discography

2011 Re-Release of Beauty Dream
2009 Beauty Dream Single
2005 Twelve Days In January Album
2004 Come into Love Single
2002 Bitter Sweet Single

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Singer Songwriter ASHLEY is currently getting ready to record a 6Song EP up in Northern California. Stay tuned...

Ashley ditched Corporate America for the romance of Southern California's surf and sun. Ashley not only became entrenched in the surf culture but he also began an intense love affair with music. The South African-born artist, emerged from San Diego's music scene in with his much-acclaimed debut album Twelve Days in January, followed up with his 2009 single "Beauty Dream".

Ashley has played with and been on the same bills as such artists as The Gin Blossoms, John Mayer, Etta James, Evan Dando of the Lemonheads, Hollywood Actor Dennis Quad, and Maria McKee. He performed live and made it to the wild card round on the hit NBC Show "Star Tomorrow" which was hosted by Award Winning Producer David Foster

Ashley has been described by critics and the media as having an unforgettable voice and hook-laden songs, while his album has been called a deceptively ingenious melodic modern rock debut. Ashley's diverse musical influences include The Cardigans, The Doves, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Neil Finn of Crowded House, Matthew Sweet, Smashing Pumpkins, Neil Young, Mozart, and British alternative pop band Travis, The Verve, Led Zepplin, to Massive Attack and Moby.

Ashley, who has played throughout the USA and Canada, has delighted his fans with his rich melodies, arresting vocals and genuine lyrics, with songs such as Come Into Love, Life So Ordinary, and LA. Ashley's, music has been featured and is currently playing on numerous local and national radio stations. Ashley has appeared and featured on San Diego's 91, FM94/9 (Won the Song of the Day), and L.A's. 98.7, Q107 - TV Network Appearances. (NBC, FOX News and San Diego's KUSI Morning Show).