Asher Quinn


Asher has sold over half a million albums since his debut recording Open Secret in 1987, and four of them - Open Secret, Mystic Heart, Wings of Fire and Concert of Angels - have topped new-age and ambient album charts right around the world. His early albums were released under the name of Denis Quinn, and the bulk of them under the name Asha. Combining instrumental and piano-based compositions with... uniquely, at the time... a few spiritual love-songs, Asher quickly found a niche in the rapidly expanding new age market, and drew comparisons with Peter Gabriel, Phillip Glass and film score composers Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer. Increasingly this decade Asher has moved more towards the troubadour tradition of gentle ballad singing, still with a strong spiritual feel, and his poetic, prophetic and shamanic lyrics have drawn favourable comparisons with those of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, whilst his voice remains uniquely pure, tender and intimate... defying any comparison at all! Childhood: As a small boy, Asher says he used to listen to Radio Luxembourg under the bedclothes, and liked Buddy Holly, Rick Nelson and Elvis. He says: I remember feeling quite concerned about Bobby Vee singing Take good care of my baby; I thought to myself 'Yeah, I hope they do... she's only small'. I was about 6 at the time. School: Asher attended the Latymer School in London, which, with its sister school Godolphin, had a great theatrical tradition, and remembers Hugh Grant and Alan Rickm...

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