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At 18 years old, singer-songwriter Ashleigh Ashton has won Chicago Independent Music Award's Pop Artist of the Year 2014! Her music has brought her to LA, NY, Nashville, Florida where she has played various festivals, including the Montauk Music Fest 2013 & 2014, Port Charlotte Florida Music Festival 2013 & 2014, and the last Cornerstone Festival 2012, as well as many venues in her home town of Chicago. Ashleigh has been singing in bars and at open mics with her guitar since the age of 9, and has gradually had more and bigger opportunities come her way. Today, she is 18 and is loves to share her original music and to connect with people. She has worked with Grammy Award Winning Producer Barry Goldstein (Les Paul), Richard Fink IV, Johnny Cummings, Rye Randa, and Jeff Foxworth on her original material. She shares the stage with her older sister on keyboards and her younger sister on guitar. The girls share a natural sibling harmony and love of music. Ashleigh is currently working on material for her third EP, due out in 2015, with producers Joe Dillilo and Joshua Staar. Her message is one of self empowerment, a theme in all of her original songs. She hopes to inspire people to stand tall and believe in their dreams!
Ashleigh has a rigorous performing schedule at musical venues throughout the Midwest. She’s received numerous regional talent awards, has performed at the Nashville Palace and has appeared as a host on the television show, Nashville Spotlight. In 2011, Ashleigh danced and sang in a national TMOBILE Commercial, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Reyon, director of GLEE called HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. She also was on the Chicago Acoustic Underground's Radio show in 2011 and on Chicago's Fearless Radio in 2014. Additionally, she is a mentor with the renowned Piven Theater Workshop children’s program, where she has studied acting since the age of nine. In 2012, Ashleigh worked as an actress on the set of FOX'S Mob Doctor, In 2011, Ashleigh was a featured player in the PBS program "Fear No Art Chicago" with Piven Theatre. She also attends Second City's Training Center. Ashleigh is also a motivational speaker for teens. She has given her own presentations at University of Wisconsin and at various high schools to encourage students to follow their dreams and to share with them tools to overcome the effects of bullying. Ashleigh is currently authoring her first book due out in 2014 called "Break In Two: How I Survived Bullying and How You Can Too" which she hopes will provide kids with tools to overcome bullying and strengthen self empowerment to overcome challenging situations. With six siblings pursuing their own interests in the creative arts, Ashleigh hopes to inspire other young artists to FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS!
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