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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 Swarm. In 1994 he formed Even with Matthew Cotter who he had played with in Swarm, and bass player Wally Kempton of The Meanies. In 1995 Naylor was playing with both Even and Fragment, 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 he 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.


Ashley Naylor
Birth name Ashley John Naylor
Born 1970
Genres Rock, Indie rock
Occupations Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Years active 1987–present
Labels Rubber Records
White Label
Festival Mushroom
Off the Hip
Interstate 40 Music
Elephant Stone
Associated acts Swarm
Even
Fragment
Rail
Paul Kelly's touring band

Ashley Naylor is an Australian musician, best known for his guitar and vocals in Melbourne-based band Even.[1]

In 1987 at the age seventeen, Naylor fronted an indie rock band called Swarm. In 1994 he formed Even with Matthew Cotter who he had played with in Swarm, and bass player Wally Kempton of The Meanies[1][2]. In 1995 Naylor was playing with both Even and Fragment,[1] who later changed their name to Rail,[1] a group fronted by Naylor's songwriting friend Danny Vertessy, turning his main focus to Even by 1998.[1] In 1999 Naylor created another side band, The Grapes, with female singer Sherry Rich.[1][2] In 1999 he contributed guitar to Stephen Cummings' Spiritual Burn album.[2] He also played with he 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.[3] In September 2006 Naylor released his debut solo album, Four Track Mind on Elephant Stone Records.[4] He also plays guitar in the band of Spiderbait drummer/vocalist Kram.

Discography

  • 1995: Rail - Bad Hair Day
  • 1996: Even - Less is More
  • 1997: Even - Come Again
  • 1997: Rail - Goodbye Syrfing, Hello God!
  • 1999: Stephen Cummings - Spiritual Bum
  • 2001: Even - A Different High
  • 2003: Even - The Streetpress Years
  • 2004: Even - Free Kicks
  • 2004: Even - Downpayment on Future Glories
  • 2004: Ashley Naylor - Four Track Mind
  • 2004: Stoneage Hearts - Guilty as Sin
  • 2006: Black Cab - Jesus East
  • 2008: Even - Even

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