SongVault Artist Profile
Fremont John Ashton
Florida, United States
Adult Alternative / Instrumental Rock
Fremont John Bio
FremontJohn...."maybe TampaBay's most seasoned and professional original singer/songwriter. "MusicTampaBay.com
GUITARSONGS is Fremont John's first all-instrumental effort and was brought on by years of requests from fans for "More guitar! "The CD, featuring Fremont John's identifiable melodic
and acoustic style, is fresh off the presses. Tampa Bay’s premier online music e-zine, TheBayBuzz (www.thebaybuzz.org) writes, “John’s sound is clean and his acoustic lead tone is wonderful; clear and crisp but also warm. ”and then, “If you enjoy melodic acoustic guitar, buy this disc….
”Fremont John's new CD, GUITAR SONGS, is his best seller to date. With the first
Press Release announcing the upcoming CD release, prepaid orders started coming in. When the "BuyNow" button was installed on Fremont John’s web site, orders for GUITAR SONGS came in the same day and they continue to come in.
Fremont John endears himself to music lovers by playing over 200 shows each year. He is
widely renowned and respected as both, solo performer and bandleader. As a result, his fan base has developed internationally due to national press and radio campaigns and his global web marketing campaigns.
Fremont John emceed the famous Key West Songwriter Festival, sharing the stage with some of Nashville's top songwriters including Mark Selby, "Blue on Black" and Grammy winner, Tia Sillers, "I Hope You Dance". Neil Young included Fremont John's song, "Devil's Dune", about our soldiers in Iraq, on his web site, "Living with War Today".
Wowing NYC record producer Larry Baeder with his song writing led to the 2005 indie CD
release, "Timeline" with Baeder producing. A national radio campaign for "Timeline" resulted in radio airplay in many cities while global airplay came via hundreds of Internet stations.
Two songs from the CD, "No Pity On Me" and "Devil's Dune," were semi-finalists in the 2006 Dallas Songwriters Association songwriting contest. His consistent gigging earned him the #1Top-booked artist spot on SonicBids.com touting over 150,000 member artists! He has also been a featured pre-game performer at Tropicana Field for the Tampa Bay Rays for two years.
OF ADDITIONAL INTEREST...
Maintains a sizeable e-mail list.
Markets himself and his music online via MySpace, Twitter and FaceBook as well as numerous other music/social networking sites.
Has new CD "Contrarian" in process at this writing. Richard Crooks, veteran NYC session ace (David Bromberg, Dr.John, BobDylan), returns on drums and Ivan Bodley, recently featured in both, Bass Guitar Magazine and Bass Player Magazine, also of NYC, covers the bass on most songs.
A national radio campaign and tour are currently being planned to support the new release.
An instrumental CD, GUITAR SONGS saw a 2009 holiday season release with impressive pre-sales.
OTHER RANDOM FACTS...
Is an ex-bank executive who began that career as a repo-man and loan collector after leaving the national touring roadband, InnerVision, to raise a family
Worked as finance manager for 2 large Michigan metro GM dealers
Co-founded and was CFO and VP of ProAct Services Corp., Ludington, MI, an environmental clean-up company that works primarily for the oil & gas industry. Gotowww.proact-usa.com.
Quit ProAct to live his dream which, served to restore his life, his marriage and health.
Writes and performs for his sole living hoping to set an example and to inspire
others to live their dreams. In this regard, he has been most successful. He means tocarry the “live your dream” message to all who will listen.
Studio phone: (941)475-8691
Alternate e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org