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Nexus ICA faculty member, Ashley Allen
Lecturer

Ashley Allen is a keyboardist, composer, producer and songwriter who currently resides in Birmingham, UK. At the age of 30, he released his latest album which caused a huge buzz in the UK scene and on the Amazon and iTunes charts. Having acquired his first record label artist deal with the renown Italian A.MA records, he is now billed by Jamie Callum as one of the next rising stars to come out of the UK and will feature on Jamie Cullums ‘recommending program’ next year.

Ashley has a wealth of performance experience. Some of his most notable performances include the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Opening for the Sky Sports World Badminton Tournament, BBC Maida Vale Live Lounge, BBC Radio 1 Introducing Artists programme, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Mostly Jazz Festival, Headline shows at Symphony Hall and The Hare and Hounds, Camden Assembly and Cadogan Hall.

Whether performing alongside Grammy award-winning artists such as Gregory Porter & Dionne Warwick or touring Europe and the UK with Julie Dexter, Lady Sanity, Town Hall Gospel Choir, and Aynsley Lister, Ashley continues to push the boundaries of innovation in the UK music scene.

After graduating from Wolverhampton University with a BA in music, Ashley has taught keys at several institutions and is a lecturer in higher education.

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