WELCOME TO ASHLEY

WELCOME TO ASHLEY

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WTA idle steadily at an intersection somewhere between the Stones and the Smiths. great hooks, infectious melodies galore!

Biography

British inspired tunes- by way of- Chicago. WTA's
influences include; Jesus and Mary Chain, Echo and
the Bunnymen, the Smiths, Big Star, the Stones,
the Clash, the Replacements, T-Rex, among others.

Ever-so-clever melodies, self reflective lyrics, and
infectious guitar hooks (a la the Stones, the Jam,
the Replacements) have won WTA the praise of critics,
fans, clubs owners, and fellow musicians alike.

"incredibly organic and fearless pop drawing from many decades and both sides of the pond"
City Beat, Cincinatti

"WTA has a glam-rock swagger that hasn't been heard
in most pop bands since Jim Ellison's days".
Time Out, Chicago

"WTA know the source. Not the recycled watered down
riffs bands are stealing from nowadays"
Third Coast Press

"no doubt that when you leave the room you will be
taking their (WTA) hooks with you"
Cherry Bomb

"Oasis meets the Smiths"
Centerstage Chicago

Discography

The Bower EP (2003)

We Will Find the Sun EP (2004)

WTA can be heard on:
WLUW 88.7 (Chicago's Independent Radio)
WXRT 93.1 (Chicago)

Set List

typical set list contains 10-12 songs. (one hour set)
*usually one cover song
covers performed include:
SURRENDER- CHEAP TRICK
CAN'T HARDLY WAIT- THE REPLACEMENTS
BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN- THE SMITHS
FAR GONE AND OUT- JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
ALL THAT MONEY WANTS- PSYCHEDELIC FURS

set list
YOUR MAGIC IS TRAGIC
THE BOWER
SALLY
SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE
CHEAP CHAMPAGNE
WE WILL FIND THE SUN
ADELINE
THURSDAY AFTERNOON
LIPSTIK STAR
DON'T LET GO
LAST FRAME