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.
Listen to her song Battleships:
Ashlinn began to write her first songs at the age of 16. Undeniably persistent, she is seeing the fruit of her works come to life. At 19, she 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, Ashlinn had to fight for her chance in the spotlight. 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. Working closely with some of SA’s top vocal teachers, she practiced day and night to get her voice into shape. 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.
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