Career highlights: BBC Radio 4, ITV News, HRH Prog, Sofar Sounds, The Great Escape, Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields, Fever London, Hackney Colliery Band
I’m Martin Ash, a freelance professional musician based in London, UK.
- baroque viola
- ensemble leader
- acoustic and electric (inc. wireless)
- screen work (miming or live audiovisual recording)
- studio recording
- remote recording
- all styles: classical (orchestral, chamber, etc.), baroque, musical theatre, folk (including ceilidhs), jazz (including gypsy jazz / jazz manouche), country, blues, pop/rock/singer-songwriter, etc.
- fluent sightreader and improviser, confident working from chords, playing by ear and writing my own parts
Besides one-off freelance work and some solo performing, I am also active with:
my own flexible function / chamber ensemble
a covers / Irish function band
a roaming acoustic wedding / function trio
a covers and folk duo, also available with a caller for ceilidhs
My availability can be checked and inquiries made through MAS or by contacting me directly. Donations / tips in the light of any of my music-related activities are always gratefully received via paypal.me/martinashmusic, or any other means!
Upcoming public performances
|Sat 7 Aug||St George’s Beckenham||duo recital with Amy Thompson, bassoon||18th century art music, trans-European folk and a composition of mine!|
|Fri 26 Nov||The Stables Milton Keynes||Zoë Wren trio|