Ashley Naylor


1970 –

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Who is Ashley Naylor?

Ashley Naylor is an Australian musician, best known for his guitar and vocals in Melbourne-based band Even.

In 1987 at the age seventeen, Naylor fronted an indie rock band called The Swarm. He occasionally played guitar with Melbourne band Pray TV on studio recordings and also live. In 1994 he formed Even with Matthew Cotter, whom he had played with in Swarm, and bass player Wally Kempton of The Meanies. In 1995, Naylor was playing with both Even and Fragment, who later changed their name to Rail, a group fronted by Naylor's songwriting friend Danny Vertessy, turning his main focus to Even by 1998.

In 1999 Naylor created another side band, The Grapes, with female singer Sherry Rich. In 1999 he contributed guitar to Stephen Cummings' Spiritual Burn album. He also played with the Countdown Spectacular's house band. In 2006, together with Cameron Bruce, he joined Paul Kelly's touring band, replacing Dan Luscombe, who left to join The Drones. Naylor released his debut solo album, Four Track Mind, in 2004 on El Reno Records, later released in September 2006 in the USA on Elephant Stone Records. He also plays guitar in the band of Spiderbait drummer-vocalist Kram, in The Ronson Hangup and in the Manta Trio. Naylor released his second solo album High Horse in November 2011 on El Reno Music.

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on July 23, 2013


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