"The sound is so much more than
garage rock gone viral... A new identity in the rock soundscape"
- Get Shot Magazine'
Ash Archer is one of Melbourne’s upcoming and diverse performers, known for his charismatic, energy-fuelled live shows and inclusive, radio-friendly, genre-crossing music. This is all the result of growing up doing what he loves – sharing his voice and music with the world.
Performing from the young age of 5, all it took was for Ash Archer to get his hands on a copy of a Bon Jovi CD to kickstart what would be an amazing journey. Influenced by the likes of Bon Jovi, INXS, Five For Fighting, Daniel Powter, Billy Joel, Aerosmith or Def Leppard, and mentored by Adam Thompson from Chocolate Starfish in the art of songwriting, Ash has spent the last 15 years performing all around the world to people of many walks of life, from Melbourne to London, from Los Angeles to Florence.
Growing up, Ash has mastered a variety of instruments alongside his singing, including guitar, drums, bass, harmonica and keyboards. This means every time you hear an Ash Archer song, you know that he has arranged and recorded all of the parts, and you are getting authentic, carefully crafted songwriting.
In 2014, Ash completed his debut album, ‘Ride Like The Wind’, working with some of Australia’s brightest artists, including Taxiride’s Tim Watson and Bachelor Girl’s Tania Doko. Songs including “Let It Burn”, “Thursday The 21st”, “I (Black Eyes)” and the title track “Ride Like The Wind” have gone on to become staples live, and are played regularly on radio throughout Victoria and abroad, perfectly catching Ash’s musical and composing ability in a captivating 14 tracks.
In 2015, Ash embarked on the Ride Like The Wind Tour, which saw him perform onstage for 40 dates in 2 months, performing to thousands across Victoria. While on the road, he recorded the “More To Us” EP, dedicated to Beyond Blue and championing the causes of those suffering from mental illness. In 2016, Ash began recording the follow-up to “Ride Like The Wind”, set to be released by the end of the year.
During his amazing journey, Ash has won many awards, including State Finalist for the international Emergenza Festival, People’s Choice Winner in the Young Talent Quest, Runner Up for the solo males in Search For Pearls, Grand Finalist at the Espy Artist Showdown, and won the 2008 Wyndham Cultural Awards, as well as placing as a grand finalist 7 times consecutively.
With over 17,000 followers on Facebook, Ash is regularly active with fans on the internet, where he boasts an impressive following around the world. This just shows how Ash has become more successful each year, and is well on the way to achieving his dream of sharing music with millions every day.
Bon Jovi, INXS, Five For Fighting, Def Leppard, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Meat Loaf, Daniel Powter, Nickelback, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Hinder, Skillet, Maroon 5
- Shure SM58 microphones
- Martinez MPC-1C-NGL acoustic guitar
- Ibanez AGR-73T hollow-body electric guitar
- Cort 12-string guitars
- Ernie Ball electric strings
- Martin acoustic strings
- Casio CTK-4400 Digital Keyboard
- Korg SP-107S Keyboard
- Zimmerman Pianos
- Lee Oskar & Hohner Harmonicas
- Pearl drums
- Remo drumskins
- Sabian cymbals
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