Ashlinn Gray. Singer, songwriter and musician from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ashlinn

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.

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.

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.

Talented singers are plentiful. Thought provoking songwriters are rare. Fortunately for Ashlinn Gray, she is both.

Not only is she a passionate artist, but one that never gives up, risking it all to make her dreams come true. Her vocal prowess together with deep seated lyrics, give you the listener something to think about. The singer has a distinct ability to communicate emotion through her songs, achieving a sound that’s both heartfelt and easy to listen to.

She is steadily making her way into the hearts of music fans across the globe. From up-tempo folk tunes to distinguished power ballads, along with her fun loving attitude and quirky idiosyncasies Ashlinn is able to really connect with her audience. Through fulfilling her purpose of being a leader through her music, she hopes to inspire and influence the younger generation of today.

She says,

I’m just excited about life and love writing about it. Throughout my nineteen 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.