Conrad Ashton, singer song writer, well-crafted, unique artist based in the North East, always gives an exciting performance, professional, electrifying and ‘live’. He is performing on his own or performing with one of his carefully selected backing bands. At the age of 10 he 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.
Singer Song Writer Conrad Ashton
When his course at New College Durham came to an end, Conrad Ashton 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 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’. 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. Conrad Ashton singer songwriter is available as a support artiste for major bands travelling through the UK. It is fair to say that the future is incredibly bright for Conrad.
Shortly after the release of ‘One For The Road’ he aimed to complete a UK tour bringing his music to the current and new audience. Conrad is already recording and releasing further albums – check out his Facebook page for updates. If you have an event booked in with us please send us your updates asap especially if your event will need to be cancelled or postponed.
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