Welcome! I am Asha, also known as Asha Elijah and Asher Quinn. You will find 29 albums here, from my very latest collection of songs on God Gave us Flowers in 2020, 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.
Please scroll down for the latest news about forthcoming albums, projects and so on.
My poems also have a page here, and some have been set to music on YouTube.
"You are one of my musical heroes because you’re not afraid to sing from the heart and spirit!"
~ Dano Pierce, USA
"Every song of yours I hear gives me a soul lift 💜 Please keep singing to us always 💜☀️☀️☀️"
~ Sanson Ani Elle, Subotica, Serbia
"Your music takes me on a glorious journey, Asha. Thank you!"
~ Jenny Hanna Plummer, Melbourne, Australia
03/05/20 ~ New album out now "God Gave us Flowers"
My new album “God Gave us Flowers” is now available here as a CD and a download. This is my 4th volume of cover versions, after the double CD “Songs of Love and Chains" in 2008, and “Sun, Sorrow, Flowers, Moon” in 2014. There are 20 tracks on this album, the last 4 being in Hungarian, as I live there now! In all there is 80 minutes of music!
Ilona Székely (Yloush); Katinka Egres (Kat) & Katalin Csiszár (Szaffy) provide female backing vocals.
Inside the cover, with the disc, is a 4-page booklet. Here is the track-list:
1. Magic (Bruce Springsteen) 3.10
2. All along the watchtower (Bob Dylan) 3.46
3. Black is the colour (Trad. Scottish) 4.15
4. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) 4.52
5. Perfect (Ed Sheeran) 5.10
6. True love ways (Buddy Holly) 3.30
7. If I could turn back the hands of time (R. Kelly) 5.57
8. What a wonderful world (Louis Armstrong) 2.39
9. You got me singing (Leonard Cohen) 4.05
10. To know her is to love her (The Teddy Bears) 3.07
11. Blow the wind southerly (Trad. Scottish) 4.14
12. The Skye boat song (Trad. Scottish) 3.28
13. Autumn came to Paris (Misztrál) 4.07
14. Learning the game (Buddy Holly) 2.25
15. It doesn’t matter any more (Buddy Holly) 2.59
16. God gave us flowers (Asha) 3.14
Plus the 4 songs in Hungarian:
17. Tavaszi szél (Trad. Hungarian) 4.28
18. Párisban járt az Ösz (Misztrál) 4.32
19. Nyitva látám Mennyország kapuját (Trad. Hungarian) 5.55
20. Bölcsõ dal (Kövesdi/Balázs) 3.42
03/05/20 ~ Some of the latest YouTubes
~ Spirit breathing
~ The Skye boat song
~ Only you
~ Bölcsõ dal
~ Az életünk tovaszállt
~ Nyitva látám mennyország kapuját
~ The mystic garden
~ You got me singing
~ What a wonderful world
~ The undreaming shadow
~ Párisban járt az Ösz
~ It doesn’t matter any more
~ Pachelbel’s Canon
~ True love ways
~ To know her is to love her
~ Allah, Hallelujah, Elohim
15/01/18 ~ Kindness button!!!
You may notice that I have a ‘Kindness button’ here (top right on the home page, with a ‘K’ in a heart as an icon). Any contributions you may ever feel inspired to offer, help enormously to manifest the songs and films you see here. The big costs I have are for the studio time, and the pressing of the discs, and the smaller costs are for travel, accommodation, artwork, website updates and maintenance, and insurances. From start to finish a new album might cost about £5000 to get it from my heart to the market-place, but my main motives are to create music for love, art, truth and spirit, not to get rich! I have a basic infra-structure so my CD’s and downloads sell (here on my site, and through distribution, and sites like i-tunes, amazon, spotify and so on), but it only just about covers the costs or… more often... falls a little short. This is the way of the artist! I am an amateur in the truest sense… from the words ‘ama te’… to do something for higher love, but my products are very professionally produced.
To provide for my family I earn income from being a transpersonal psychotherapist. The music has to pay for itself! And yet somehow I’ve managed to create over 30 albums in 30 years, and to make over 333 films (lots of ‘3’s’!!) Occasionally benefactors help out, and this has been a great blessing. So if you are touched by my songs and feel so inspired, then all contributions to costs are gratefully received! And you will be loved not only by me, but also loved in heaven! You know it makes sense!
Your generous contributions help me to keep making music!
"I adore your songs and their teachings. Thank you dear messenger of God, angel Asha Elijah."
~ Iona June, South Africa
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