Ash Soan has been working professionally as a drummer for over 20 years. His live experience includes tours and performances with many artists including performing at Woodstock 94; supporting The Rolling Stones, REM, Bon Jovi, Van Hallen, Oasis, and Bryan Adams at Wembley with his first band Del Amitri from 1994 to 1997; and touring and playing with Marianne Faithfull, Sinead O’Connor, Sheryl Crow, Robbie Williams, James Morrison, Will Young, Squeeze, Lewis Taylor, Hamish Stuart, The Waterboys, Jeff Lorber, Trevor Horn and Seal, Rumer, Terry Reid, Ronnie Wood, Dionne Warwick and many more.
Ash has also played at the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony with Mike Oldfield, been the house drummer on the BBC TV show The Voice, and played on the soundtrack for the 2015 Terminator movie for composer Lorne Balfe.
The main part of Ash’s career has been involved with the recording industry and over the past 20 years or so he’s recorded 51 top 20 albums for artists including: Cher, Seal, Robbie Williams, Billy Idol, Adele, Enrique Iglesias, Dionne Warwick and Rumer, James Morrison, Cee Lo, Celine Dion, and Ronan Keating. Forty-five of the albums reached the top 10. His discography also includes 21 top 10 singles and to date, he’s recorded 18 number one albums and 11 number one singles which have been featured on various pop and rock charts around the world.
Most recently, Ash won the Studio drummer category in the 2017 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Congratulations from Gretsch!!