...Most recently completed work on his first original CD - producing, writing and arranging all of the original material on the compilation, as well as conducting a stellar 13 piece ensemble which included guest artists from the Cincinnati Symphony and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
Ashton has served as Pianist, Vocalist, Music Director, Composer, Arranger and/or Conductor for:
Sing-Sing / Howl at the Moon/RumRunners/Keys Martini and Piano Bar/Pub 13, Grand Piano Pistro - Dueling Rock Piano Bars (Nationwide)
Royal Carribean - Dueling Pianos
L.A. Raider Band - 22 pc. orchestra, Horace Heidt Prod., Los Angeles, CA
Jack of All Trades - Rock Musical, Hal Lowry EXP, Los Angeles, CA
January’s Nightclub - 15 pc. show band, Cincinnati, OH
Coming Home - Musical Theatre Production, Cal State Los Angeles
La Cage Aux Folles - Los Angeles, CA
Sondheim in Review - Musical Theatre Production, Cincinnati, OH
SwingBlade - 5 pc. swing / jazz ensemble
Steppin’ Out - 10 pc. show band
WolfTales - Original CD compilation, Sandy Thorne Entertainment
As a writer and composer of a variety of styles of music, Ashton has had two musicals produced for the stage. “Jack of All Trades” was a recipient of 6 Drama-Logue Awards, including Ashton’s award for Best Director. Soon after, Cal State Los Angeles produced his brand new musical, “Coming Home” (co-written with Jack Mitchell Cloyd). In addition, he has written original music for the Feature Film, “Where the Wind Blows” and for the Television Pilot, “Dear Gigi.”
He has provided music services as a Pianist, Vocalist, Music Director, Composer, Arranger and/or Conductor for the following organizations:
In addition to the 6 Drama-Logue awards for his rock musical "Jack of All Trades", Ashton has also received a Golden Angel award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council and a recognition of performance award from the Los Angeles Times.
Ashton has his own solo act and as a piano player / vocalist he has performed in over 140 cities through out the United States, appearing frequently as a guest artist at the exclusive country clubs of Naples, FL.
Samples of original compositions, orchestra scores, arrangements, audio and video demos as well as other pertinent information are available upon request by
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