Ashton Lane, The Scottish trio of Esther, Tim and Greame, are coming to Norfolk playing their own brand of Americana Country music On Saturday 27th October 2018 at 7.30pm. Review read as follows:
"Fresh, self-assured and original, Ashton Lane's music just makes you happy to be alive" Jeremy Vine Radio 2
"With buckets of Charisma and reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, Esther O'Connor struts her stuff like a real rock n' roll princess. The Sunday Mail Live
"With an album full of catchy radio hits and uplifting soulful melodies. Ashton Lane have had over 4 million YouTube views of their Kitchen Sessions". The Herald. The Sunday Express. The List
With All monies raised going towards:
The Norfolk Bishops Lent Appeal enabling local mission in Simbai Papua New Guinea 2018.
The "After Lent" Lent appeal fundraiser for Simbai Papua New Guinea 2018
ASHTON LANE HIT THE ROAD! (UK & EUROPE TOUR)
2017 was an exciting year for husband and wife UK country duo Ashton Lane. Not only did their Christmas EP, ‘Winter Star’ rack up an iTunes Country album chart Number 2 but it followed hot on the heels of landing their first iTunes Country Number 1 single with ‘Breathe You In’ (released October 27th). This single was Ashton Lane’s first commercial release.
Last summer saw the band take to the Hard Rock Cafe stage at Isle of Wight festival as well as headlining, with their full band, at the Sunday night of Millport Country Music Festival (following on from The Shires on the Saturday). 2017 also saw Ashton Lane tour mainland Europe twice - gigging in Germany, Austria and Denmark. As their popularity on the European live circuit continues to grow, a furtherEuropean tour is now fixed for Spring 2018 including a run of shows and festivals in the UK. Ashton Lane will hit the road for three months in February. Check out the website for tour dates: www.ashtonlaneofficial.com/tour
Ashton Lane are currently in the middle of writing and recording a brand-new album due for release in September 2018. The success of ‘Breathe You In’ and ‘Winter Star’ on the Country iTunes singles and album charts is a sign of exciting things to come for this talented Scottish outfit. They continue to preview songs from their forthcoming album via their hugely popular 'Kitchen Sessions" where they perform their songs live on Youtube (approaching 2.5 million views and counting). They are also keeping their fans up to date on the song-writing and recording process of their new album, via their own exclusive direct to fan App created by Gigrev.
Proving to be a band continually ahead of the curve, Ashton Lane continue to build a loyal and enthusiastic fanbase in the emerging UK country scene. They’ve already sold well in excess of 25,000 albums independently and they are steadily solidifying their position as one of the main UK Country acts to watch out for in 2018.
Maverick Magazine: ***** (5 stars) “A force to be reckoned with on the UK Country Scene” Americana UK: "More country music should sound like this" The Scotsman: (Artist of the Week) "They have a talent for penning catchy, radio friendly country hits" Up Country Magazine: "The very highest quality in writing, musicianship, and production..." Baylen Leonard (Radio 2/Chris Country): “Lady Antebellum are Nashville’s answer to Ashton Lane if you want my opinion” The Sunday Express: ***** (5 Stars) "It's clear from the title track that you are listening to something special... " The Herald: **** (4 Stars) "Esther has the best voice heard in some time. And a fine set of songs to show it off." The List: **** (4 Stars) "She flits effortlessly between husky poppiness to soulful, stripped down and spine tingling" Allan Watkiss, UK Country Radio: "'Breathe You In' is one of those songs I loved on first hearing. The close harmonies throughout coupled with the almost-bluegrass instrumentation mixed into a modern country feel had me hooked straight away" Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2): “Fresh, self-assured and original - Esther's music just makes you happy to be alive. What a great new talent.”