Scott Ashley is a musician, singer and songwriter from Stoke-on-Trent, and the frontman of the phenomenal Scott Ashley Band. Scott Ashley Band recorded a single, “Blinkin’ Not Thinkin'” with producer Russ Keffert (The Junk Scientist) who has worked with acts such as Blur.
Scott Ashley began his musical life as the frontman of various bands in the Stoke-on-Trent area, before moving to study Law at Warwick University. Here he formed The Fire, who shot to immediate success through writing and recording the official world cup anthem for England Supporters Association in 2002. They followed this with many high profile festival appearances and as the support act for a number of top name bands, before splitting for Scott Ashley to concentrate on his burgeoning solo career. In his time with the band, he won numerous songwriting accolades as well as being chosen to represent Great Britain in the Universities Eurovision Song Contest.
Since going solo, Scott Ashley has gone from strength to strength, finding his own unique style of music and image and working with a whole host of producers. The crowning glory came in September 2006 when his first UK tour played to sellout audiences at every date. Since then, he has supported acts such as Amy McDonald, Amy Studt, David Ford and Envy & Other Sins.
Added to this the fact that he has a massively loyal following in his hometown of Stoke, where he has headlined the biggest music venue The Sugarmill there no less than 6 times in less than two years. He also won the award for “Best New MySpace Artist 2006” which was voted for by readers of now defunct blogazine The Zapping! and a further award for Pop Artist with Most Potential. Time spent honing his craft with top names at the British Academy Of New Music has helped, and Scott Ashley and His Band to get their skills honed to perfection.
Scott Ashley played regular live dates, in Stoke-on-Trent and London, as well as nationwide. His songwriting abilities are the envy of his peers. As fellow singer-songwriter Daniel Powter has said, “there wasn’t a single song in his set I didn’t wish that I’d written myself”.