Ash grew up between Jersey (UK) & England, but his sound and character are more evidently sculpted by his travels, having lived in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Ash blends his robust, soulful voice and presence with a raw percussive guitar style, carrying listeners across astral visions and ocean adventures.

‘How Well Do You Know This Place’ was recorded over a few months in the rustic hinterland of Byron Bay Australia, in an open air warehouse space. Produced with Rohin Brown (Angus & Julia Stone, Dope Lemon), the record features performances from Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) on drums/percussion, Rob Calder (Passenger, Kanye West) on bass and Jon Solo (Angus & Julia Stone, Passenger) on keys and analogue synths. 

The release of his debut EP comes after a string of European tours with Jeremy Loops and The Beautiful Girls, as well as appearances at ‘Sziget Festival’, ‘Glastonbury Festival’, ‘Blues Fest Byron Bay’ and a solo UK tour.

His passion for sustainability and safeguarding the planet has led to him committing to plant trees for every gig played and every flight taken, as well as for every new follower on his Instagram page during release week. He has also gifted the usage of his music free of charge to environmental charities.

The EP Launch Party is at Library members club in Soho 17th June, email joss@ashradfordmusic.com for more info.