Tommy spent his early twenties in academia, studying and modelling the human perception of sound. The world of lab coats, vast loudspeaker-arrays, and pitch-black sensorially-deprived listening rooms is far removed from the raw and natural world he now inhabits with his music. His songs contrast introspective lyrics with expansive harmonic landscapes, creating an atmosphere that transports you straight to his small hometown nestled in the hills of the Scottish Borders.
Upon finishing his PhD, Ashby went straight out on the road supporting Rhodes on his tour of the UK and Europe. Further tours supporting Nina Nesbitt and Tom Speight followed, along with a sold out first London show at The Islington. His debut EP, recorded with Mercury music nominated producer Chris Bond (Ben Howard), was released in late November 2016 and entered at No.5 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.<br>