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Tommy Ashby


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With his father’s guitars strewn about the house, Tommy Ashby's childhood was always going to be musical.
Travelling the country playing guitar in his father’s traditional blues band and raised on the Scottish pub singaround culture, his initial musical experiences were immersive and natural. His teens were spent rifling through his parents' record collections of American songwriters such as Neil Young, Simon and Garfunkel, and Jeff Buckley. As a result, his music is an eclectic mix of blues and country music and Scottish roots. A representation of the agrestic simplicity of his hometown life.
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 Further 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>


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