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Ash Biography

Ireland's punk-pop trio Ash first formed in 1989 when childhood mates Tim Wheeler and Mark Hamilton got guitars for Christmas and established the metal act, Vietnam. Nothing more than something for kicks, Vietnam switched to Ash in the early '90s as Wheeler (guitar/vocals), Hamilton (bass), and Rick "Rock" McMurray (drums) aimed to be something more serious. They shared a love for the raw British punk of the Buzzcocks and crafted their musical talents to take the Brit-pop scene by storm at the start of the decade. NME was swooning over these "teen punkers from Belfast" and by 1994 Ash had signed to Infectious Records to issue the Trailer EP later that fall.

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ash performing at the 2010 fuji rock festival in ja

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The Latest Ash News

Andy Burrows' Soundtrack Special Guests

5th November 2013

Andy Burrows and Ilan Eshkeri are joined by a string of special guests on 'The Snowman and The Snowdog' soundtrack.The...

Simon Cowell Urged To Stop Smoking

28th August 2013

Simon Cowell has been put under pressure to quit smoking ahead of the birth of his first child.The music mogul...

Stars Pay Tribute To Tragic Record Executive Tim Carr

12th April 2013

Ash rocker Tim Wheeler and veteran producer Butch Vig are among the stars who have paid tribute to music mogul...

Tim Wheeler Wrote Ashes Music Because Of His Late Father

4th February 2013

Ash star Tim Wheeler was inspired to pen the soundtrack for Alzheimer's-themed movie AshES by his late father after watching...

We Are Scientists & Ash Record Charity Track

11th August 2011

American stars We Are Scientists have joined forces with Northern Irish rockers Ash to record a song for charity.The two...

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Ash Reviews

Ash - A-Z Vol.1 Album Review

12th April 2010

For those of you who are a little out of the loop, following their last...

Ash - Polaris Album Review

13th June 2007

AshPolarisAlbum ReviewHaving just rocked the Isle Of Wight Festival, Ash now release the second single...

Ash - Then & Now Album Review

24th April 2007

Ash Then & Now Album Review With a scheduled June release for their fifth album,...

Ash - The Foundry Live Review

12th March 2007

AshThe Foundry, SheffieldSaturday, March 3Live ReviewSince bursting on the scene more than a decade ago,...

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Ash Festivals

Truck Festival

18th July 2014

Isle of Wight Festival

12th June 2014

T in the Park

11th July 2014

Rock Am Ring

5th June 2014

Glastonbury Festival

25th June 2014

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Ash Footage Film / Movie Reviews

This Girl's Life 2003, Review by Christopher Null

The girl's life in question is one of a porn star, in case you're wondering.Newcomer...

Pups 1999, Review by James Brundage

We're back into the land of the old ultraviolence. The year is not 1979,...

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Ash Interviews

Ash, Interview

31st August 2010

The stalwarts of indie, Ash's biography is close in length to 'War and Peace'! Having...

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