Who are you and what are you doing here??
I am Ashley Allen and I am here to share my story through music.
How did your music career start?
I was lucky enough to have Cees Wessels, the founder of Roadrunner Records & Robot of The Century Music, randomly hear my song ‘Body Say No, Heart Say Yes’ and instantly he wanted to be involved in my career.
How would you describe your music?
I would describe my music as “Ashley Swag” which means that it’s a little pop, a little indie, a little country, and a little electric. It’s whatever was feeling when I wrote the song.
If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your sound which one would it be?
Definitely ‘Body Say No, Heart Say Yes,’ I feel like that song is a perfect example of who I am as a person and as an artist. It is the exact definition of “Ashley Swag.”
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?
I genuinely am my music. It’s not about putting on ornate clothes and all that, it’s about my music being every inch of me when people aren’t watching.
Where are people able to hear your songs?
People can hear my songs at my website www.itsAshleyAllen.com
Are you playing any shows anytime soon (if you live outside of Australia, do you have any plans for a trip down under)?
Yes I am! From May 30th to June 9th I will be touring down under with the infamous Taylor Dayne. Words can’t describe how excited I am!
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a musician?
My proudest moment and greatest achievement as a musician would definitely have to be the first time I played a show.
Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
The Naked and Famous, Diamond Rugs, and Bedouin Soundclash. Three very different bands that I cant get enough of.
Anything Else you’d like to add?
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me and maybe if I am lucky I will get to see everyone in Australia! Keep checking back to itsAshleyAllen.com, my debut music video for my single ‘Lets Go,’ and tons of updates coming your way!