new single: 'The Longest Night'
release date: Friday 6th november 2020
About Conrad Ashton
Conrad was 9 years old when he witnessed Pete Townshend's exhilarating stage presence at Live 8, changing his life forever.
He knew he wanted to make music and soon after picked up a guitar. By the age of 11, he was writing his own songs and beginning to develop his own unique style. As Conrad got older, music became an outlet for his struggles with depression and anxiety and an escape from the 9 to 5 grind. Infusing his music with sincerity and remarkable passion, Conrad has an undying belief in himself and his music, and hopes to inspire and entertain.
Conrad Ashton shares modern rock music that is firmly rooted in the classic pop sound. Conrad has a no-nonsense approach to music making and performance - he is simply himself. A constant student of music, Conrad keeps a steady focus on designing eloquent lyrics that remain humble and relatable for every song he writes.
Ashton is inspired by the likes of The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles & Elvis.
Genre: classic meets modern rock
After Ashton's release of single 'Time', he is releasing a full acoustic set of songs as an EP 'No Post On Sundays'.
Conrad's words about the EP: 'Push the boat out and see what happens, the songs are really from my life experiences and I chucked in an acoustic version of 'Time' for good measure. My plans are to ideally release it in August to keep the momentum of this single going.'
About the track
'The Longest Night' is an intimate journey through the haunting experience of saving a friend from taking their own life. Conrad uses his powerful vocals and catchy refrains to sculpt an infectious track, yet with a deep, heartfelt meaning.
'Celebrate Life' was released on 18th September 2020
A message from conrad on celebrate life:
"Celebrate Life is simply the best thing I have written today; an optimistic song about celebrating what you have in your life and being thankful for what is in it. As the world hopefully comes through this pandemic we can more together than ever and celebrate our lives!"
'no post on Sundays' - 4 track ep
release date: Friday 7th august 2020
a track-by-track in conrad's own words
1. Like No One Else Do:
My favourite on the EP and probs the most melodic song I've done. A song very close to me and a track written about the only lass I've ever actually really fell for properly. Definitely a song influenced by how I felt then and now and how things work out for the best. We may not see it at the time but in hindsight we do.
2. Those Were The Days
I have no idea what this is about to be honest apart from coming together and being strong with a friend or partner.
3. I'm Already Gone
Something with a bit deeper meaning written at a low point where I had suicidal thoughts and was set on topping myself really and "joked" to the psychiatrist I've got a lads holiday to go on then I'll get on with it. It's a track about if I wasn't here how would people around me react to it... it's about how close I am with some people and maybe they'd care if I wasn't here.
Also the time signature isn't in 4/4 so pleased I broke that a bit!
For example "they'll be no dancing under the Napa sky" (ayia napa is where I went and loved and if i wasnt here we wouldn't have been doing that in years to come )
4. Time (acoustic )
Acoustic version of single 'Time' which was released May 22nd.
NEW SINGLE 'TIME' was RELEASED FRIDAY MAY 22ND 2020
What People Are Saying
"AN ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC MUSICIAN" - Nick Ahad BBC Radio Leeds
"A MODERN EVOLUTION OF WHAT MUSIC USED TO STAND FOR" - Marc Bartle (session musician)
“BALANCING KEEN MELODIES WITH A REAL SENSE OF ATTACK, HE’S AN ENGAGING PERFORMER” - Aural Aggravation