Ashley Dublin has been a musician for years, playing various instruments. He and his family are known for their musical background, and Ashley himself has also become known among different musicians for his style and feel, showing lots of passion when he plays. As a self-taught artist, this has earned him the respect as a bass player within the generation he grew up in.
When performing, he really expresses his love for his instruments. He started playing the drums at a young age, playing regularly with his father Eddie Dublin and his band (a well-known bass player playing soul music), which was popular back in those days. As time went on, he got the opportunity to own his first bass guitar by trading one of his denim jackets, and since then, he has never looked back.
He had his own band called Sahara for about 17/18 years. After that, he has played with various bands/artists, supporting the likes of Shakatak, Rose Royce, Beverly Knight, Phil Collins and many more. While earning money as a DJ at a nightclub called Ashley Point in the early eighties, he played all types of music for several years; he decided to move to London from Great Yarmouth to expand his opportunities.
Most of his playing and rehearsals were done at MEL Productions rehearsal studio, playing with a band called Soul Shak. There he met Michael Francis, head of MEL Productions, a producer, singer and songwriter. Both Ashley and Michael got together and worked on various music production, writing and producing for various artists (signed and unsigned acts) for some years. Then he eventually joined the band Changing Places.
For the last 3 and a bit years Ashley has been DJing online from the comfort of his lounge Which is called Live In The Lounge With Ashley. The show has gained momentum in the short few years it has been running and also has a great following. Ashley has had a few well-known guests and musicians on his show. The show has now taken another step up and is now being broadcasted on L.W.R. Radio.
Join Ashley Live In The lounge and take a listen.