Conrad Ashton is a well-crafted, unique artist who always gives an exciting, professional and electrifying live performance; whether he is performing on his own or performing with one of his carefully selected backing bands.
At the age of 10 Conrad Ashton found himself watching The Who performing at Live 8 on television. It was Pete Townshend’s electric stage presence that made Conrad realise what he wanted to do with his life. Shortly after, he received his first guitar. He became obsessed with it and ended up practicing hour upon hour, day after day. During his mid-teens Conrad suffered with anxiety and depression. This led him on to writing poetry to help him overcome what he was going through. His poetry became lyrics. His lyrics became songs.
Yet Conrad still wanted to broaden his knowledge of music. As soon as he could, he enrolled himself onto a 2-year music course at New College Durham. When his course at New College Durham came to an end, Conrad decided that he wanted to study for a BA (Hons) Degree.
This would further his knowledge of music and help him finally sell himself as an artist. He was accepted with open arms at one of the top conservatoires in Europe, Leeds College of Music. Alongside his studies Conrad Ashton was writing for other artists. After seeing them gain some success with the music he had written he decided to record his own EP called ‘Zebra Crossing’.
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A short amount of time passed after releasing the EP and he decided to pull ‘Zebra Crossing’ as he felt it wasn’t good enough. It didn’t truly portray the musical artist that he is. Instead of recording a new EP he went all out and recorded his debut album ‘One For The Road’ with producer Josh Hoggart.
It is fair to say that the future is incredibly bright for Conrad. Shortly after the release of ‘One For The Road’ he will be aiming to complete a UK tour which will bring his music to his current and new audience. Conrad is already aiming to record and release his 2nd album very soon. One for the Road – 5 Sep 2015. New venues are invited to contact him for booking details.
Conrad is also available as a support artiste for major bands travelling through the UK.