This site is currently being developed, please visit www.reverbnation.com/ashmandrake for anything you can’t find here.
The Ash Mandrake Act incorporates music, loop machines, stories and comedy. He designed the double necked guitar, hats and costumes. This is folk rock, but many styles are used. He has been described as imaginative; an incredibly skilled musician and songwriter; unique, brave, and completely naturalistic.
Message from Ash Let there be no pretences: I’m unsigned and I’ve built a tiny business from doing things that come naturally. I live on the road in vehicles and tour constantly. I started touring in 2008. I took three seats out of my Nissan Micra, put a futon in; and managed to do 137 gigs all over the UK, before driving it into the ground (I’m on vehicle number 5 now). I moved out of bricks and mortar in Feb 2012. This is the antithesis of X Factor. This approach involves putting one foot in front of the other; bare foot if necessary. If you really mean it, you’ll find shoes along the way.
About this site: As an entertainer, I need to reach out to and connect with people. I managed to start doing this using free social networking sites like myspace and facebook. A debt of gratitude is owed to them. But their environments are too changeable for the running of a consistent business. This site is my answer. I’m on a steep learning curve, but hope to push it forward in early December 2011. Please see my “BLOGGER” page in the menu for further news.