"Musicians made music long before there was any record industry, they will continue to make music after the industry as we know it has gone the way of the helium blimp. If the artist has a message, if someone is really moved by him or her, if something really unique happens when the artist performs, and if that performance touches people's lives, it will have rewards for the artist."
- The Future of Music
Ashfield was born in late 2004 when Corey Wheeler and Wes Redmond met through a Myspace ad. In early 2005, Corey answered an ad on backpage.com and met Geoff Strickland. The band started writing songs and discovered an immediate chemistry. Dave Price was added on bass and Ashfield performed it's first show in September, 2005 to great demand. Ashfield then entered Globalsound Studios in late 2005 to record a 4-song demo with Tony Fiore. Ashfield began frequenting the Larimer Lounge and quickly became a headlining act for that venue.
2006 saw Ashfield continuing to expand their fan base and reputation as an exciting live band. Ashfield would go on to play venues such as Herman's Hideaway, The Toad Tavern, Iliff Park Saloon and Wyatt's Torch. Ashfield also began recording a 6-song EP in late 2006 with Silas Thomason and Dub Media.
Ashfield continued to build their reputation as a working band in 2007 picking up much where 2006 left off. The finishing touches were placed on the 6-song EP and Drug Addiction & A Girl was released in March, 2007 at The Gothic Theatre. This was followed up with a date at the Bluebird Theatre. Ashfield also continued to frequent and headline at Herman's Hideaway and Wyatt's Torch.
2008 brought a 2nd date at The Gothic Theatre, but several members of Ashfield were beginning to suffer burnout. Ashfield played its last show in January, 2009 at Herman's Hideaway before going on hiatus. Over the next several months, Geoff and Corey continued jamming together and by mid 2010, both had the itch to start performing again. Phone calls were made and by June, 2011 Ashfield was back rehearsing and writing new material. Ashfield officially returned to the Denver music scene in August, 2011 at The Toad Tavern debuting several new songs as well as a new member, Jacob Nelson.
Ashfield has returned with a vengeance. Coming off an opening slot for The Dreaming at Moe's Original BBQ in March, 2011, Ashfield will be entering the studio in April to record the follow up to 2007's Drug Addiction & A Girl. Ashfield will again be working with Silas Thomason, and will begin principal production at The Decibel Garden. This is now. THIS IS OUR TIME!!!