2016 has already seen them perform at the famous Country 2 Country festival in London, as well as receiving nominations in two categories at this year’s BCMAs (British Country Music Awards) for best duo and best song. They also played an impressive set at McEwan’s Party At The Palace in August and their most recent album Nashville Heart received five star reviews.
The band has a romantic back-story and come from fine musical stock. Ashton Lane are husband and wife duo, Esther and Tim O’Connor and they are part of a new wave of homegrown modern country music originating in the UK.
Esther’s musical heritage however spans right back to her childhood. She remembers being out on tour at only five years of age with Elton John on his US tour accompanying her Dad’s band Wet Wet Wet. Graham Duffin often accompanies Ashton Lane as a guest band member and will be playing with Tim and Esther on this Glasgow date.
“The excitement of the live shows and a love of travelling got under my skin very early” says O’Connor.“I loved everything from the hotels, to turning up at the venues for sound checks …and the catering. It was all great fun from start to finish, and I definitely got bitten by the bug!” It’s so nice to have Dad join us at our gigs now. It really is a family affair and it’s a privilege to perform together, doing what we love… playing great music”