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Scottish New Music Awards
Monday, 02 July 2012 15:48

Hey everyone,

So as usual I have been a busy bee performing up and down the country. This weekend saw me at Pettycur Bay Holiday Park in Fife on Friday night and then the G Casino in Aberdeen on the Saturday night. I had so much fun performing at Pettycur bay and met some amazing people who loved my new single "First Love".

Last week I had the most amazing news ever. My single "SuperDiva" which I released last October has been put into the "Pop Recording of The Year" category for "The Scottish New Music Awards". Honestly I am over the moon. It is nice to be finally recognised in Scotland for my music and songwriting and I am really looking forward to the night itself which is on the 2nd of September! I am going to go along with my mum, boyfriend and my best mate for some support. Fingers crossed I win but to be honest I am just very happy to be nominated. "The Scottish New Music Awards" is my first music nomination ever and hopefully there will be many more to come in the future if I continue to work hard.

Very happy indeed!!

Will keep you all posted.
Lots of Love
Ashley xxx

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Seaton Sands.
Sunday, 24 June 2012 11:11

I had a great time at the weekend performing at Seaton Sands holiday park which is just outside Edinburgh . I performed my new single "First Love" as well as loads of classic and up to date chart hits.  It was great to get a chance to sing all of my favourite songs that I have grown up listening to as I usually perform my own music at events. The songs I enjoyed performing the most was "Sex on Fire" by The Kings of Leon and "I want that Man" by Blondie, they both went down a storm.

I hope all my fans like the cover art for my new single "First Love. Its really girly and Pink which is very me so I was very happy when I first seen it.

Well I am having a nice chilled out day today watching movies on the couch with my PJ's on as I have so many gigs in the next few months its crazy!

Hope you are all well and remember to keep spreading the word about my new single "First Love" being FREE!!!

Lots of Love

Ashley xxx

 
Yorkhill Childrens Hospital and The Olympics!
Sunday, 10 June 2012 14:57

Hey all,

I have had a fantastic week! On Thursday I was very lucky to be asked to visit Yorkhill Sick Childrens Hospital where I had an interview with the hospital radio station "Radio Lollipop" and visit the children in the wards. I hope everyone at Yorkhill hospital enjoyed listening to my new single "First Love" and I hope the kids enjoyed my visit. It was an honour to be asked as Yorkhill Childrens hospital do fantastic work in the Glasgow area! the visit made me want to get involved with more good causes and realise how lucky I am to have the life I have. I met some amazing kids at Yorkhill hospital however one girl was very special and I hope she gets better very soon!

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Radio Lollipop!
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:24

I am super excited to be visiting Yorkhill Hospital to visit the patients on Thursday the 7th of June. I will also be performing my new single "First Love" LIVE on air at the hospitals radio station "Radio Lollipop". So make sure you all tune in at quarter past six.

It really is an honour to be asked to visit the hospital and the station as the work that Yorkhill hospital do for children in Scotland is fantastic! I couldn't think of a better cause to support. I really hope that my visit will bring a smile to some of the children's faces. Hopefully I can help out with many more events at the hospital by donating my talent and time as the charity is such a positive and important cause.

Also I have started writing tracks for my new album which will be out in 2013 and I hope that you will see a more mature and serious side to myself as an artist with my new material. I have also been asked to write and record vocals for a stomping dance track by Pacha DJ Nick Wolanski which will hopefully hit the clubs in Ibiza soon. Watch this space.

Lots of Love

Ashley xxx

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Much Needed Break!
Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:22
Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:22

Hey Everyone,

So I have finished my Scottish dates for my I Love Adulation UK Nightclub Tour and I have been taking a much needed break for the past few weeks before I head off to perform at various English nightclubs all over the country in June.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the fans who came along to see me perform in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. It makes me so happy when I get positive feedback from the people who really matter!!! The Fans!

It really has been nice to just chill out and not work so hard and spend some time with my friends and family. I also went away for a lovely weekend in Sunderland which was great and I stayed in the fantastic Roker Hotel which has the most beautiful rooms looking over the sea front! Stunning.

I am also going to be working with the very talented Robert Leop (below) who is a Scottish dressmaker and stylist. He will be making my costumes for my English tour dates! Exciting or what?? Robert has worked as a stylist on top TV shows such as "Got to Dance".

Full pictures from my Scottish tour dates will be up soon.

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Lots of Love

Ashley xxx


 
My first tour dates!!
Wednesday, 28 March 2012 13:50

March has been an exciting month for me as I kicked off my first Scottish date for my UK nightclub tour in Glasgow gay club 'Delmonicas'. Here is a picture of myself and my beautiful dancers Jay and Nikki backstage before the performance. Delmonicas is one of my favourite places in Glasgow to perform my music as the crowd is always so supportive and friendly. I look forward to playing many more gigs here in the future.

I am now off to Aberdeen this Saturday the 31st of March to play Chaplin's Nightclub which I am super excited about as it will be the first time performing my music outside Glasgow or Edinburgh.  I am hoping that I will gain many more fans in the North of the country. So if you are from Aberdeen make sure that you come down to the gig as I am going to make sure that it will be a great performance.

 

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Lots of Love

Ashley xxx

 
Can't wait to meet my fans!
Sunday, 26 February 2012 19:29

Hey All,

February has been a very busy month for myself as an artist and I am excited to announce that I will be embarking on my first ever UK Nightclub tour! The "I love Adulation" tour kicks off in Scotland and full tour dates are as follows!!!

I honestly can't wait to meet all of my fans and of course make new ones too. I can't tell you how amazing it makes me feel when I get an email, tweet or facebook message from a fan telling me that they love my music and what I do. It really does make all of the hard work that I put in worth it.

As a thank you to my fans I am putting out my next single from my debut album "Adulation" as a free download. The track is called "First Love" and it is my most personal and favourite track from the record. I wrote it about the heartbreak of my first ever boyfriend cheating on me and I hope that it helps any of my fans who are going through a similar situation. I would also like to think this song shows my talent as a songwriter and vocalist and you will all see a different side to me from "SuperDiva".

First Love will be available from the 12th of March and make sure you watch out for the promo video which will be out soon!

I also can't wait to get back into the studio and I have already started writing new material for my next album plus I am going to be recording some tracks with one of the biggest names to come out of Scotland which is sooo exciting! My music is going to be much hotter in 2012!

Watch this space.

Lots of Love

Ashley xxx

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My Recent Performances!
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:00

So its 2012 guys and I have had a fantastic couple of weeks already!

I started the year off by performing at YOUR Radio's Hogmany roadshow which was great fun and I performed an acoustic set of songs from my album with my guitarist Bobby Watson and I sang a cover of Elton John's classic and most recently Ellie Goulding's chart hit "Your Song". It is one of my favourite songs of all time! The lyrics and melody are simple but yet so powerful and beautiful.

However my most exciting performance was supporting "X Factor" boy band "The Risk" at "The Mega Bar Nightclub" in Motherwell. I got to be the warm up act for the boys on Saturday the 14th of January and we had a blast! I got to watch the band soundcheck before the gig and I have honestly never seen a boy band with so much talent as live vocalists. Every single member in the band is a powerful and soulful singer and I was literally blown away.

My live performance was up beat and fun and it went down a storm with the crowd so I was happy that I had done my job warming up the crowd for the main act! I performed an acoustic version of my last single "Claustrophobia", a cover of  "All Fired Up"  by The Saturday's and my new single "SuperDiva" with my stunning female dancers Jay and Nikki.

It was great to meet all of "The Risk" too and hang out with them backstage in the VIP and I can honestly say they were really nice down to earth guys!

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Lots of Love

Ashley xxx

 
2012!
Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:12

Hey everyone,
I just want to say I am so excited about 2012. It is going to be my best year yet as both a performer and a songwriter and I have big plans ahead!

I had an amazing time in 2011 with the release of Claustrophobia and SuperDiva and I would like to say a huge thank you to my fans, family and my team for allowing me to make my dreams a reality.

A special thank you to:
My guitarist Bobby Watson for making my live performances extra special your talent is inspiring. My hair and makeup team Lesley Docherty of Headstrong Solutions and Stephanie Kerr of Peaches and Paint! I wish you could follow me around all the time and keep me looking Glam!
My Official photographer George Monaghan, my video director Duncan Carter and of course all of my Ashley Collins dancers.

However I would like to say an extra special thank you to my friend and choreographer Scott Garvie who helped me this year find my direction in the music industry I look up to you more than you will ever know and of course my Mum for helping me with everything imaginable! You are one talented lady!

Lots of Love
Ashley xxx

 
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