MP3 Aubrey Ashburn - Sleeping Virtue
A distinct voice, strong anthemic melodies and an emoting, quilt-like production, with pop, rock and jazz flavouring.
12 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, ROCK: Progressive Rock
Aubrey Ashburn comes to us from Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up in the ''80''s and early ''90''s, Aubrey took advantage of local enthusiasm in the arts to begin training her voice. She showed immense talent and was well on the road to a career as a classical voice. In 1994, she secured a private offering for a full scholarship to Juillaird School of Music, but only if she was accepted first. Her demo tape was rejected however.
Facing the most serious disappoinment of her life, Aubrey decided to make a break for it. She cut off 24 inches of hair and took up residence in San Diego, California. Soon, another love caught eye-flight. For two years she focused herself on obtaining her private pilots'' license, paying her way by pumping avgas during the day, and singing Italian arias in a restaurant, by night.
Finding the courage to pursue her singing career again, her father agreed to pay for a demo. This time her luck would change, and she met producer Jerry Merrill, whose credits include-Gladys Knight, Metallica, Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams, Lisa Loeb, Montell Jordan and Dave Koz. "It was obvious she could sing..." says Merrill, "...but as we started the process of artist development, I could see that there was an amazing career unfolding before my eyes. Voice, beauty, a love for performing, poetry and a nuclear personality that lights up the city she''s in, at any given moment..."
In her first original recorded song, "Around the Door", Aubrey writes..."If you always do what you''ve always done, you''re gonna get what you always get"
Aubrey Ashburn has no problem changing lanes.