Ash Graham is an amazing singer/songwriter out of New Zealand. No one gets more original than Ash. This young performer plays only originals, no covers. While most are covering the top forty, he is making his mark with all originals, and doing a fantastic job.
Ash only started singing a few years ago, and really not that much vocal training, just a small amount through his local school and a lady Angel Walker, a lead singer for a Auckland band A Beautiful Chaos. For someone with little training he is doing very well, with a good clear sound and great control. Once he got his guitar at age six he has not stopped. He was playing Coldplay songs by ear before he had his first lesson.
Ash is a great performer, his first performance was at Wellington Performing Arts centre with Hybrid. Hybrid is his former band. How ever he just started performing solo about a year ago at Rock Camp, followed by a performance at Zeal in Wellington. One of his most favorite performances was in the Beehive at Parliament. He does love every show he does, and he loves to share his music.
Ash started writing his own songs when he was eleven. He doesn`t really like doing covers, he likes to make the song from beginning to end. He gets his ideas come from many places, but mostly from things relevant to him. Earlier this year he came in second place in a songwriting competition at Zeal in Wellington, then he came in third in the Play it Strange secondary schools songwriting competition. Although he has not made an appearance on TV yet, he has applied for NZ on Air funding in hopes of making a music video of his song "Routine", he is waiting to see if he will be successful. Also keep check at iTunes for his song "Routine", it will be for sale there soon.
For Ash, music is his life, this is who he is as a person. He does not pretend to be someone he is not, what you get from him is just Ash. He wants to put out songs the people can relate to and remember, they must have meaning. He says, when it comes to music, it is like it chose him rather than him choosing music. He is going to be one to keep an eye on, he has the ambition and drive to make something big come out of his music. Ash is quite skilled at writing, and with that great tone in his voice, it is not going to be long before the world is talking about Ash Graham around the dinner table.