Ashley is an award-winning professional Musical Director, Composer & Orchestrator. Working all over the country as a freelancer, Ashley has had the opportunity to work with establishments such as the Guildford School of Acting, The Royal Northern College of Music and Goldsmiths London to name a few. His work has been performed in regional theatres and Off West-End, in addition to qualifying as a semi-finalist in a national composer competition. His recent musical ‘The Jury’ was a success at the Brindley theatre in 2018 and is transferred to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in February 2020. Ashley’s Musical ‘Closets’ received rave reviews at its sell-out run at the Hope Mill Theatre. Ashley was recently been commissioned by Tramshed theatre to compose a devised musical for LGBT+ elders. In 2020 Ashley won ‘Best Score’ at the ‘Hellifax International Film’ Festival for his music in the short film ‘The Long Walk Back’, He was also nominated and shortlisted for ‘Best Score’ at the ‘Sandgrounder film Festival’ for the same film. Ashley is also resident musical director and musical supervisor for Anton Benson Productions and is in charge of the music for Pantomimes all over the UK. He also produces his own tracks for various clients including ABP ltd, Step Ahead Productions, Gala Bingo and many more. Ashley is represented by JBR Management and is available for a range of musical services.
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"Walsh’s sophisticated score transitions seamlessly from one musical sentiment to the next, yielding accessible melodies notwithstanding its inherent complexity"
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"If you want to experience an important step on the journey of this remarkable composer and the great artists gathered around him, then this is not an event you should miss."
"I said it before with a hashtag, and I'll say it again: Ashley M A Walsh is a genius! He has a fantastic facility for storytelling, and his elegantly sophisticated compositions take my breath away!"
Estee Stimler / Writer
"I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Ashley in his capacity as a Musical Director twice, and on both occasions I’ve been directing a piece written by him. His energy and passion for telling stories through music is infectious but always generous and collaborative. He understands the need of allowing the work to develop through the hands of other creatives and actors, and embraces the life his material takes on in a rehearsal room and on stage. He also creates well rounded characters and allows his music to enhance their journeys, which I really connected and engaged with. I look forward to hopefully working with him, and telling his stories, again in the future and I’m excited about other projects he’s developing"
Joseph Meighan / Director
"Ashley is a fantastic Musical Director and composer; talented, professional, hard working and a thoroughly decent human being, he fit straight in to the ABP set up. Ashley is the musical cohesion we’ve been missing"
Anton Benson / Producer