Drumlish, County Longford
Ash Orphan is an international self-taught musician (guitar, bass guitar and vocal). Today, he steps out as a one-man band, sharing his worlds and his stories through his voice and a melodic percussive guitar playing. Between tribal rhythms and progressive folk, it invites us to travel throughout the world and our inner self. People started to describe his sound as "when System of a Down meets Newton Faulkner".
He played regularly in bars, restaurants, venues, houses, busking outside and underground too (subway accredited busking artist) in Paris and elsewhere (Switzerland, London, Los Angeles, south of France, etc...). He settled down in Ireland a year ago and got the opportunity to play sessions in Dublin (Ruby Sessions, Worksman Club, Nerano Session), Galway (Roisin Dubh) and Belfast (Sofar Sounds) to showcase his debut album.
“The Man who fell from the Moon” is his debut album (release October 5th 2018). He tells the story
of a man falling from the moon, representation of his own musical and emotional journey as a
musician and especially a singer. An invitation to travel, to discover and reach awareness and selfconsciousness. Mixed in Paris (by Henry Blanc-Francard), mastered in Seattle (at Resonant
Mastering), crowdfunded by people all over the world, this album is a picture of Ash's musical past,
allowing him to tame and accept himself. It opens a door to a new world, and a brand new
Today, he's offering people to play in their living room, bringing them into a nearly spiritual journey, and hoping to make human connection; true, real and deep soul binding.