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 he 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 his first year and working as hard as possible Ash has slowly carved out a strong place for himself 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.

Not only that but Ash has been hard at work supporting his 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 his very own yearly showcase, FTF Fest.

With the release of his debut DIY acoustic EP The Black Paintings in early 2018, with another record set for a September 2018, Ash continues to scream headlong into the unknown, guitar and whiskey in hand.

Guys, gals, non-binary pals, he sings, he shouts, he screams, and he gives you lovely compliments in between songs, it's Ash Ellis!