Salon of Music and Spoken Word

[23 February 2020]

Sadly I will not longer be able to perform at the Salon of Music and Spoken Word on Friday Feb 28.

Please support this wonderful event in my absence. The evening will feature music from Eileen Gannon and Robert Ryan, with readings by Bob Churchill, Molly Harris, Karen Craigo and Don Corrigan as well. The event will be held at Webster Groves Library (Saint Louis), with wine, snacks and conversation included. Admission is free and seating is limited.


[20 NOV 2019]

They say necessity is the mother of invention. And I need to create. To build, to break, to share, disguise, reveal and reinvent and then some. And it needs to start somewhere. Or at the very least, it needs to never stop.

If you haven’t already signed up, please do. More to follow…


[23 OCT 2019]

It is surreal to think that it’s been a week since I played the last show of a glorious 36 date tour of Europe. It certainly ended on a high, with Wayne and I singing Butterfly On A Wheel together back in my beloved Germany, where it had all started 6 and a half weeks earlier. After the show it was farewell to friends from near and far, followed by a celebratory brandy back at our hotel in Nürnberg and the ensuing mad rush to the airport the following morning, with a momentary pause for a shower and 3 hours of sleep. The following day was spent on planes to Amsterdam, Detroit and finally back home to St Louis... but more about my travels and our beautiful new home soon. Right now it’s time to put that new espresso machine back to work, for the second cup of the morning. Thank you to all who came to the shows and to all who would like to come to the next ones 🙏. I promise to announce new tour dates soon and will try to include countries I have missed previously. Here’s to you - I hope you have a magical day 🖤.

Photo by David Robson


[28 AUG 2019]

The Awakening's new music video, "Back To Wonderland" is out today - the latest video from the album "Chasm". I hope you enjoy!




[2 AUG 2019]

I am delighted to confirm that I will be supporting Wayne Hussey (The Mission) on the European dates of his upcoming Salad Daze Tour! We’ll be playing over 30 shows across Europe together from 3 September - 16 October 2019. It will be absolutely wonderful touring with Wayne again. The Mission were a significant influence on the genesis of The Awakening and Wayne has remained an inspiration in my artistic life. I am also blessed to call him a friend.

From Wayne: "I met Ashton and that beautiful baritone voice of his a few years back and we have since remained friends and supporters of each other's work. Of course we both also continue to be heavily involved with Michael Ciravolo's 'Beauty In Chaos' project. So it is with huge pleasure I can confirm that Ashton will be supporting me on the mainland Europe (except Greece & Sweden) leg of my 'Salad Daze' tour. It'll be great to have him along for the ride. Bring your driving license, Ashton, you can share the driving, there's an awful lot of it."

See Tours for more info


[24 JULY 2019]

A fabulous documentary on the new Beauty In Chaos album has just been released by the good people at Jammerzine! I am so proud to be part of this wonderful ensemble 🖤. Watch here: Remixing The Chaos

Photo by AnabelDFlux


[18 July 2019]

I had a lovely chat with New York's Big Takeover Magazine​ earlier this week about my new work, influences, collaborations, the merits of Ziggy Stardust and a lot more. I suggest reading this whilst enjoying a beverage of your choice. I'll be going for a chai latte shortly 🖤.