Now based in the USA, Ashton Nyte is a South African-born composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. Nyte's signature style focuses on his uniquely rich and widely diverse vocal abilities, while his instrumentation ranges from minimalist acoustic guitar ballads to epic arrangements. The artist has released 7 solo albums as Ashton Nyte, and 1 as Ashton Nyte And The Accused, in addition to 10 albums as The Awakening, one of South Africa's most prominent alternative rock bands.

Ashton is considered to be the "musical chameleon" of South Africa and has been described in major press as "Johannesburg's Bowie" for his widely varying musical styles and theatrical performance approach. With a released catalogue of over 250 original songs, Ashton has had dozens of top ten singles and airplay on major independent radio stations around the world. Nyte's works have been featured on NPR/PRI in the USA, and he has performed live in-studio to 125 million listeners on the international radio show Border Crossings (Washington, DC). Nyte has toured extensively and headlined music festivals in the USA and South Africa to upwards of 30 000 people.

Ashton has written and performed in theatrical productions and organized philanthropic events including his “Rock Against Rape” concert series, and presenting a lecture series at US universities focusing on tolerance and acceptance. His first Afrikaans-language album, Moederland (April 2014) was named one of the top 10 albums of the year by Netwerk24.

From 2016 - 2018 Nyte completed a 17 date tour, spanning 12 European countries, as well as a national US tour and smaller European tour. He contributed vocals and lyrics to new albums by MGT (guitarist for Peter Murphy, The Mission, Gary Numan) as well as Michael Ciravolo’s “Beauty In Chaos” project, which includes members of The Cure, Cheap Trick, Ice-T, Ministry, The Mission and many more. The Nyte / Ciravolo composition “Bloodless And Fragile” was featured in the television program The Purge on the USA network in 2018.  

2019 saw Ashton working on the score of the movie Don't Let Go with composer Ethan Gold, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. Ashton also contributed to the second and third Beauty Chaos releases and completed a 36 date European Tour with British indie artist Wayne Hussey (The Mission) in September / October 2019. Nyte released Waiting For A Voice, his 7th solo album, and his first book of poetry, short stories, and personal reflections in July 2020. He released The Awakening's 10th album, This Alchemy in May 2021.


Discography (Ashton Nyte)

2000: Ashton Nyte - The Slender Nudes

2002: Ashton Nyte - Dirt Sense

2003: Ashton Nyte - Sinister Swing

2005: Ashton Nyte And The Accused - Headspace

2010: Ashton Nyte - The Valley

2014: Ashton Nyte - Moederland

2015: Ashton Nyte - Some Kind Of Satellite

2017: Ashton Nyte - The Crying Game (Single)

2020: Ashton Nyte - Waiting For A Voice


Discography (The Awakening)

1997: The Awakening - Risen

1998: The Awakening - Request

1999: The Awakening - Ethereal Menace 

1999: The Awakening - The March (EP)

1999: The Awakening - Sentimental Runaways (EP)

2000: The Awakening - The Fourth Seal Of Zeen

2001: The Awakening - The Fountain (EP)

2002: The Awakening - Roadside Heretics

2003: The Awakening - Sacrificial Etchings (Collection)

2004: The Awakening - Darker Than Silence

2006: The Awakening - Razors Burn

2009: The Awakening - Tales Of Absolution + Obsoletion

2013: The Awakening - Anthology XV (Collection)

2018: The Awakening - Chasm

2021: The Awakening - This Alchemy

Bibliography (Ashton Nyte)

2020: Waiting For A Voice


Discography (other projects)

2016: MGT - Volumes
[co-wrote and vocals (and vocal mix) on 3 songs]

2017: MGT - All The Broken Things (Single)
[co-wrote, co-produced, vocals (and vocal mix) on both tracks]

2018: MGT - Every Little Dream (Single)
[wrote, co-produced, vocals (and vocal mix) and additional guitar on the song]

2018: MGT - The Assembly Line (Cured Mix) (Single)
[co-wrote, co-produced, vocals (and vocal mix) on both songs]

2018: MGT - Gemini Nyte
[co-wrote, co-produced, vocals (and vocal mix) on all 15 songs + additional guitars (and sole writer) on 1 song]

2018: Beauty In Chaos - Finding Beauty In Chaos
[co-wrote and vocals on 3 songs. backing vocals on 3 songs]

2019: Ethan Gold - Don't Let Go (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 
[instrumentation, mix, and production on 12 pieces]

2019: Beauty In Chaos - Beauty Re-Envisioned
[co-wrote and vocals on 3 tracks. backing vocal on 2 tracks]

2019: Beauty In Chaos - Bonus Re-Envisions
[co-wrote and vocals on 3 tracks. backing vocals on 3 tracks]

2020: Beauty In Chaos - The Storm Before The Calm
[co-wrote and vocals (and vocal mix) on 1 song]

2020: Beauty In Chaos - Out Of Chaos Comes…
[co-wrote and vocals, instrumentation, mix, production on 1 song + co-wrote and vocals on 4 tracks ]

2020: Beauty In Chaos - Chaos Continues
[co-wrote and vocals on 2 tracks]

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