Ashley Soan

Ash Soan

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Ashley "Ash" Soan is a British drummer. His influences include Steve Ferrone, Jim Keltner, James Gadson, Phil Rudd, Art Blakey and Jeff Porcaro.[1]

Early life

Educated at the Grove School In Market Drayton, Shropshire, Ashley Soan started having lessons at an early age with Brian Stone and then with Andy Richards. He studied music at Salford University and then went on to study at Drumtech (now the Tech Music School) in Acton, London.


Soan's first break was a short stint with Tom Robinson and then in 1994 joined the band Del Amitri. He toured and recorded as a member of that band and left Del Amitri in 1997, and subsequently joined Faithless, then went on to tour and record with Squeeze, staying with them until their break-up in 1999.

He has done varied session work since, including touring with Tom McRae, Lisa Stansfield, Rick Wakeman, Belinda Carlisle, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook and recording with Cee Lo Green, Adele, Clare Maguire, Will Young, Brian McFadden, Delta Goodrem, Pete Lawrie, the Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow single "Shame", Enrique Iglesias, Ronan Keating, Marianne Faithfull, Natasha Bedingfield, James Morrison (Songs for You, Truths for Me and the single, "Broken Strings"), Will Young (Let It Go), Alesha Dixon, Boyzone, David Cook and Jordin Sparks.

Soan is a member of Producers along with Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson and Lol Creme. He continues to work on further projects produced by Horn, including with Robbie Williams on his November 2009 release, Reality Killed the Video Star. Soan's most recent recording work includes Cher, Billy Idol, Mark Owen and The Wanted.



External links

  • Official webpage
  • Interview
  • Ash Soan on Twitter
Chris Difford Glenn Tilbrook
Former members: Paul Gunn Harry Kakoulli Jools Holland Gilson Lavis John Bentley Paul Carrack Don Snow Chris Holland Keith Wilkinson Andy Metcalfe Matt Irving Pete Thomas Kevin Wilkinson Ashley Soan Hilaire Penda Chris Braide
Management and Producers: Miles Copeland III John Cale John Wood Roger Bechirian Elvis Costello Dave Edmunds Nick Lowe Phil McDonald Laurie Latham Eric "ET" Thorngren Steve Forward Tony Berg Peter Smith
EPs: Packet of Three
Studio Albums: U.K. Squeeze Cool for Cats Argybargy East Side Story Sweets from a Stranger Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti Babylon and On Frank Play Some Fantastic Place Ridiculous Domino
Singles: See here
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