"I started playing drums very late in life as my parents didn't appreciate the potential volume and disturbance they could cause. Growing up in Handsworth, Birmingham in a terraced house on a busy street, It wouldn't have been possible!"
He eventually started playing at the age of 27, and after a couple of years was playing in local Punk bands, Rock bands and Reggae bands. A lucky break came at an open mic Jazz Jam At the "Cannon Ball" when Ash was introduced to a new world of Jazz players and eventually went on to play with Andy Gayle Jazz, Soweto Kinch Murcury Music award winner and Mike Green ( now Bass player for Shirley Bassey) as well as playing for Ska greats like Laurel Aitkins, Saxa from The Beat and had an opportunity to record as a session player with Bad Manners in London, after supporting them at the West Indian Centre in Coventry with the Ska Band 'Ska Machine'. After a 15 year subbatical from music, to pursue other interests, Ash is now back with his new project 'Broomhead' supplying the groove and Rhythm underneath the original driving music.