Welcome! You will find 25 albums here, from my very latest collection of songs on Calvary Hill in 2017, going right back to my debut album Open Secret in 1987, which was predominantly instrumental. You can also listen to samples, read descriptions, buy CD's and downloads, watch YouTubes, see galleries and find out about concerts and forthcoming events in these pages! My songs, instrumental pieces and piano vignettes are spiritually themed, intimate and heart-centered in intent. I sometimes also re-interpret traditional songs and great love ballads by other troubadours of our times, like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, and combine this musical output with a private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist.
My poems also have a page here, and some have been set to music on YouTube.
"You spread the love, Asha... the world is still beautiful!"
~ Lilia Hasnaoul, France
"Hymns for the heart"
~ Dagmar Dederichs, Germany
"Soft and tender melodies inside a tear-drop... crystal clear"
~ Candy Nichols, Colorado
06/03/17 ~ NEW ALBUM OUT NOW “CALVARY HILL”!!!
My new album Calvary Hill is now available! There are 12 new, original tracks on it, and over 73 minutes of music in a beautiful digi-pack format, with artwork designed by my younger son, Isaac. Guesting on it is Géza Kremnitzky of the celebrated folk duo Hungarikum Együttes, who plays his wonderful medieval brand of mandolin and classical guitar. The songs are spiritually-themed, and inspired by love, loss, magic and mystery. The ‘Calvary hill’ in question is just outside Budapest, where I have been living.
Here is the track listing:
1. Who are you (4.30)
2. Jesus come to me (5.48)
3. Broken (6.20)
4. Calvary hill (5.37)
5. Because you loved me (5.12)
6. Sweet wood-smoke (10.38)
7. Pray like a mountain (5.17)
8. Unseen (7.34)
9. Secret beauty (5.21)
10. Hurting (5.54)
11. Run free (5.35)
12. Never give up (5.31)
06/03/17 ~ NEW RECORDING “KNIGHTS & ANGELS” NOW UNDER WAY!!!
I have already begun work on my follow-up to Calvary Hill, and am recording new compositions now in Budapest. This album will be called Knights & Angels. The first track is now recorded; ‘Just slip away’.
Tracks so far written include:
Just slip away
Everything will be OK
He fell three times
Crown of thorns
The colour of blood
06/03/17 ~ NEW ALBUM OF COVER VERSIONS NOW UNDER WAY!!!
I have also begun to record a new volume of cover versions, to go with Songs of Love and Chains (2008), and Sun, Sorrow, Flowers, Moon (2014). The first track ‘To know her is to love her’ is now recorded.
06/03/17 ~ COLLABORATION UNDER WAY WITH OLIVER RIZ!!!
I have written and sung the lyrics to a piano piece by Oliver Riz, and I’ve called it ‘Take this love’. We are recording it in Budapest, and will go out very soon under the wing of Anamé Music. The Anamé Programme is a healing, meditation and musical foundation in Budapest. There will be a YouTube, too.
06/03/17 ~ POEMS & LYRICS; BOOKS UNDER WAY!!!
I intend to publish my first volume of poems, and also a book of song lyrics, perhaps with some photos and biographical detail. I have the momentum and opportunity to print these now in Hungary (in English). I’m not sure of the timing, exactly, but I would hope both might be ready within 18 months.
06/03/17 ~ LATEST YOUTUBES!!!
Some recent YouTubes since August 2016 include:
~ The magical child
~ Luna nueva
~ Run free
~ Because you loved me
~ The power of love
~ Never give up
~ Open secret (vocal version)
~ Who are you?
~ Sweet wood-smoke
~ Little singer on the mountain
~ Jesus come to me
~ Hallelujah sunshine
~ Stir it up
~ When we sleep (sky angel version)
"Asher ~ one of my favourite singers! Your music is like the breath of an angel."
~ Zsolt Gomori, Hungary
Singing Stone Music is now the record label on which I record, and which houses my current catalogue. Click here to read the legend of the singing stone and about the mythology of the heart with wings that I've chosen as the logo