Wonderfully fresh songwriting, it glistens with energy while searching towards something personal” Clash
Tommy Ashby’s background is a rather unusual one for a singer-songwriter. Awarded a PhD in the perception of sound before most of us have grown out of daily midday lie-ins, Tommy blends a technical understanding of the way our brain processes sound with the indisputable pure creative energy of someone who grew up writing and playing music in the wilds of Scotland.
Tommy's new EP Golden Arrow showcases the contracts of Tommy’s writing but the music still lives in the same world as his first EP Restless Love thanks to Grammy award-winning Producer Sam Okell (John Grant, Graham Coxon). He instinctively knew when to leave a track stripped back using Tommy’s pure vocal, acoustic guitar rhythms and when to bring in much bolder production.
Tommy has been supported by tastemaker press such as Clash, Record Of The Day and When The Horn Blows, as well as Fearne Cotton, Radio 2 and BBC Scotland. His tracks have been featured in many popular TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy and Netflix’s The Innocents to name a few.
Tommy was the main support on Luke Sital-Singh’s April 2019 UK tour. His next headline show is St Pancras Old Church, London, 12th June. He is announcing Scotland tour dates soon and plays Boardmasters in August.