Content development & DJing
HOME STORIES EDITORIAL
Ashley also has a passion for creating content that connects with people on a more personal level. He is the author of a people-focused interior design series called Home Stories on HerCanberra - a candid look at the personalities of the nation's capital through their homes. It's read by over 80,000 people who either love his writing or are a bunch of voyeurs.
BEHIND THE BIO PODCAST
Fortnightly professional development podcast series focusing on the people behind the professions. The Behind the Bio conversations include guests from different sectors discussing their careers pathways. Ashley doesn't like the sound of his own voice but loves hearing other people's stories since understanding others helps us to understand ourselves.
A DJ LIFE
It all started when Ashley discovered house music around the year 2000, bought a pair of turntables and almost overnight became not only a Canberra lounge bar superstar but a fixture in the night clubs. His polite manner and dress sense earned him the press title 'the gentleman of disco'. Classy huh?
His gift for building a set for any occasion and really connecting with the audience was spotted by major promoters too and he supported the likes of Sasha, Axwell, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Kaskade, LTJ Bukem, Cut Copy, Flume, PNAU and the Hed Kandi, One Love and Ministry of Sound tours. All this activity, plus his performances at the Foreshore, Warehouse and Summer Rhythm festivals landed Ashley the top 3rd ACT DJ in the InTheMix Top 50 polls. He even has a pointy glass thing to prove it.
During that time Ashley also became the Music Director for Fashfest, Canberra's largest annual fashion show, and has delivered three annual shows featuring a line-up of over 20 artists under his event vision. Yes, it was a lot of work but you should have seen the standing ovation at the finale.
He still shares his passion for music through many residencies and regular spots in Canberra venues. And probably always will.