Gwyn Ashton was born in Wales and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. He
spent most of the Eighties playing in almost every bar in Australia, impressing
many international musicians, including Mick Fleetwood, who sat in with
Gwyn's band one late night in Adelaide. His power trio has opened in
Australia for Rory Gallagher, Junior Wells, Steve Morse and Albert Lee and
in Europe for B.B. King, Buddy Guy,
Peter Green, Dr Feelgood, Canned Heat, Nine Below Zero, and many others.
In October 1999, his first UK release was followed by 15 concerts on tour with
Status Quo, including dates at Wembley Arena and Birmingham N.E.C. Gwyn
Ashton delivers a powerful yet bluesy rock, with country and jazz
influences. His guitar playing varies from the wild to the colourful or
gentle, and offers a fantastic and diverse range of melodies.
second album 'Fang It!', produced by Nine Below Zero's Dennis Greaves was
recorded with ex-Rory Gallagher sidemen Gerry McAvoy on
bass and Brendan O'Neill on drums, and established Gwyn as one of the most
promising guitarists on today's rock blues scene. The next album, 'Beg,
Borrow & Steel' was recorded in Australia, mostly with acoustic
instruments, live in the studio in 12 hours and is a journey back to the
roots of Gwyn Ashton's music: Gwyn shines on slide guitar, with most of the
tracks played on a 1936 National steel guitar. The majority of the album is
self-penned, with the exception of Gwyn's stand-out version of Muddy
Waters 'I Can't Be Satisfied'.
Gwyn Ashton At The Bullfrog Blues Club