Welsh-born Gwyn Ashton migrated to Adelaide, Australia, in the ’60s, picked up a guitar at 12 and, from the age of 16, played every seedy bar, festival and biker show imaginable. After moving to Sydney in the ’80s, he briefly joined Aussie stalwarts Swanee and Stevie Wright. With his own band, Ashton carved up stages nationwide (some of them in the middle of nowhere, fronted with chicken wire!), sometimes driving for days through the outback to get to the next show.
In the early ’90s, he recorded his first two albums in Melbourne, shared stages with Junior Wells, Rory Gallagher, Steve Morse and Albert Lee, and played and recorded with Jim Keays (Master’s Apprentices).
In 99 Ashton was invited to tour with Status Quo on a 15-date UK arena tour, opening each night.
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