Andrew Ash


Andrew Ash is a Pop singer/songwriter, based in Portland, Oregon. Influenced by powerhouse producers and songwriters, like Max Martin and Diane Warren, Andrew pulls inspiration from late 1980’s dance-floor hits, and the Pop songs of MTV’s TRL generation, to create his modern, yet nostalgic, sound. Andrew began his love of singing at the age of five, and though it was Martin and Warren who ignited the fire in him to write his own pop songs, it was the strong, female, artists of the late 1990’s, like The Spice Girls and Britney Spears, that helped him discover his passion for performing. “When I was twelve, I used to watch the “…Baby One More Time” music video on repeat until I learned the entire dance routine. I didn’t know I could dance, or wanted to dance, until that moment.” In 2005, Andrew moved to Los Angeles, where he recorded his first EP “Grudges” and had his music featured on MTV’s “The Hills” and “Jersey Shore.” After an eight-year stint in L.A., he moved back to Portland, where he continues to make music, perform, and fine tune the “feel good vibe” of his current sound; which harkens back to his love of 80’s and 90’s Pop hits.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my love language.

What is your music dream?

I dream of touring with my music.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Dismantling oppressive systems.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Walk Like and Egyptian by The Bangles

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Britney Spears, Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue, The Spice Girls

What inspires you to make music?

I'm inspired by humor.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Don't take life so seriously.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I think it's probably what a vampire feels like when they're drinking blood.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

You can't just be the musician, you have to be the manager, the agent, the booker, the social media manager, and the art director.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm still discovering it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Having to be the manager, the agent, the booker, the social media manager, and the art director, all while balancing a full time job.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, I do this by showing up for my fellow musicians when they have shows and post about their music on social media.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Thick skin and a clear path.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Hayley Johnsen, Shy Honey, Leo Islo, Nosila, Alana Rich