Southampton-based folk- punk shouty-person Ash Ellis has been described before as many things. "Fun to be around", "a talented human being", "a local legend" and "an insufferable prick."
Inspired by the punk rock they listened to growing up, Ash's sound takes notes from the works of Frank Turner, The Front Bottoms, Mal Blum, Ducking Punches and many more to add a folk spin to punk orientated vibes.
Focusing on playing as many shows as possible in their first year and working as hard as possible Ash has slowly carved out a strong place for themselves on the local and larger DIY scene, having already supported national and international touring artists such as Felix Hagan And The Family and Jonah Matranga and playing many LGBT Pride events up and down the country.
Not only that but Ash has been hard at work supporting their local scene, playing countless gigs with other lovely Southampton-based artists such as Leon C and Scarecrow Boat as well as arranging, presenting and compering their very own yearly charity festival, FTF Fest, which raises money for Stonewall, and releasing music from other artists on his record label Ad Fundum.
With the release of their debut DIY acoustic EP The Black Paintings in early 2018 and the release of his homemade spoken word record i'm sad cause you're sad, you're sad cause i'm sad. everyone is now sad in September of the same year, Ash continues to scream headlong into the unknown, guitar and whiskey in hand.
Guys, gals, non-binary pals, they sing, they shout, they scream, and they give you lovely compliments in between songs, it's Ash Ellis!