Ashilnn Gray. Singer, songwriter and musician from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Talented singers are plentiful. Thought provoking songwriters are rare. Fortunately for Ashlinn Gray, she is both.
They say never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about and for Ashlinn Gray – it’s music. Not only is she a passionate artist, but one that never gives up, risking it all to make her dreams come true. She is distinguishable by her powerful vocals, her deep seated lyrics, giving you the listener something to think about.
Ashlinn began to write her first songs at the age of 16. At 17, the young and inspiring songstress released her self- titled debut EP, along with first single Battleships, which made iTunes top 40 and dominated the airwaves, charting on various stations across the country.
That doesn’t mean it’s been an easy road though. Growing up in an artistic family, along with a bevy of talented sisters, she began drama, singing and piano lessons in Grade 4 and unlike her acting ability, singing didn’t come naturally. Instead of being a deterrent, it became her motivator and worked closely with some of SA’s top vocal teachers. In doing so, she won the 2013 SA Championships of the Performing Arts title and proved anything is possible. She continues to capitalize on this philosophy to this day.
When life throws you lemons, coat them with sugar. – Ashlinn Gray.
She is steadily making her way into the hearts of music fans across the globe. The singer has a distinct ability to communicate emotion through her songs, achieving a sound that’s both heartfelt and easy to listen to. From up-tempo pop tunes to distinguished power ballads, Ashlinn flaunts the vocal prowess of some of our most celebrated international divas. Throw in her lyrical masterpieces together with her band of sophistication and you’ve got yourself a winning formula.
She says, “I’m just excited about life and love writing about it. Throughout my seventeen years on this crazy planet, I’ve always been fascinated by milestones and emotions, moments of frustration, love, hope and confusion that are game changers and path makers. I hope that by telling my stories and experiences through my music, and by recognising these moments, people are able to connect and see the value of life and all that comes with it.”
Through fulfilling her purpose of being a leader through her music, she hopes to inspire and influence the younger generation of today.
She concludes, “As a young woman to other aspiring artists I would say concentrate on being real, be determined, practice technique, believe in yourself because you need others to believe in you.Nothing is worth selling yourself short of high morals and ethics. It takes hard work, you need to pick yourself up and try again in order to succeed. You are only as good as your last performance so you can never give your second best.”
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