Instrumentalist ~ Mystical balladeer
Welcome! You will find 20 albums of my spiritual music here from my very latest
release Heal Your
in 2014, going right back to 1987 and my debut album Open Secret.
You can listen, read, buy and download, as well as view YouTubes and
galleries, and catch up on any latest news like forthcoming concerts or
new projects. Mostly I write and sing love songs that connect us to the
sacredness of our being, but I also sing some well-loved traditional
songs, and a few spiritual re-interpretations of tracks by some of the
great minstrels of our time, like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. Earlier
in my career I recorded some instrumental pieces and piano vignettes,
too. My genre is principally singer-songwriter, folk-rock and world
music, with a dash of ambient new-age and a pinch of classical. The
vibration of my music is intimate, tender and loving, and I sing to
heal, to open the heart and to build a bridge to the higher self.
"Your music has a
sacred, healing quality that
speaks directly to my soul.
reminds me of something
precious, almost forgotten.
It speaks to me of an
eternal peace beyond all
Boonman, The Netherlands
"You have a great gift
for expressing the deepest language and longing of the soul."
~ Susan Neale, UK
"I have attended many of
your concerts, and I find that every
performance of yours is
as I watch you unfold over time. Each time I see and feel that you
with the music something mysterious happens to me. It's as if I'm
of radiance which is being reflected as you become one with the music.
bestowed upon you is then released. When you sing, Divine love and
you sing for love."
I have now completed recording my new album of cover versions at Kerani Music, in the Netherlands and it will be mixed and mastered in early September, ready for pressing. I'm hoping it will be available to hear and buy in October.
Arno op Den Camp produces, and does alchemical computer wizardry to bring it all together, digitally, and Erika Kele (Kerani) sings incredibly moving, ethereal backing vocals. I play the instruments, mainly keyboards (& the occasional mouth organs), and intuit the arrangements, and Arno & I share the percussion. Arno & Erika chip in regularly with invaluable extra arrangement suggestions, and Ollie the Chihuaha does high-pitch baying to the moon when he hears the high piano notes! The church bells just outside the studio seem to peal in harmony with the songs!
These are the tracks:
~ Scarborough fair (Traditional)
~ Stir it up (Bob Marley)
~ When a man loves a woman (Percy Sledge)
~ Calm after the storm (The Common Linnets... this year's Eurovision runner-up!!)
~ Ballad of the crystal man (Donovan)
~ Bird on the wire (Leonard Cohen)
~ Poor little fool (Rick Nelson)
~ Don't think twice (Bob Dylan)
~ Llorando se fue (Kaoma... Andean folk-song that became the Lambada!)
~ Le facteur (Georges Moustaki)
~ Tupelo honey (Van Morrison)
~ Fields of gold (Sting)
~ Natalia (Georges Moustaki)
~ Kilkelly Ireland (Peter Jones)
~ Colours (Donovan)
~ Can't help falling in love (Elvis Presley)
~ All the tired horses (Bob Dylan)
~ Tavaszi szel (Traditional Hungarian)
This will definitely go ahead, and be available to see, hear and buy around Christmas-time, I hope! There is some great footage from my recent May concert in a magical setting in Beek, Netherlands, and we shall compile it with some other film goodies to make a lovely CD/DVD.
Here are the likely songs to be featured:
~ Always on my mind (Cover version)
~ Blessings on your soul
~ Dona Dona Dona (Traditional)
~ Each holy child (Cover version)
~ Falling through time
~ A friend like you
~ The lightning seed (New composition!!)
~ Love will always heal your heart
~ Morning sun (Traditional)
~ Sometimes I feel like a motherless child (Traditional)
~ O great spirit
~ The river is flowing (Traditional)
~ Beyond Saturn
~ State of grace
~ Tomorrow is a long time (Cover version)
In the autumn I plan to begin work on a new collection of my own spiritual compositions, which has a working title of Being of Light. Songs composed so far are: The Lightning Seed, Spiritual Love, Finding God with You and 'Be'. There will probably be 12 songs in all.
I always have it in mind to compose another piano album, and this will definitely happen... but I can't quite say when, yet! It's to do with time and money! My working title for it is White Temple!
Here are the You Tubes that have gone up since late April when I last posted about them:
~ Golden brown
~ A solitary bird
~ Tomorrow is a long time
~ Piano moon
~ Copper kettle
~ Dona Dona Dona
~ Open secret
~ God's perfect circle
~ Bird of paradise
~ Sacred heart
~ The mystic garden (acoustic version)
~ Angel's lullaby
~ Sagt mir wo die Blumen sind
02/02/14 ~ Heal Your Heart - (High Planes Music volume 2) now available!!
Asher's new studio album Heal Your Heart is now available on this site as a CD & download, featuring 16 entirely new interpretations of some of his best loved songs from recent years… moving, uplifting, spiritually deep and joyous.
~ To buy the CD in the shop for £12.95, click here
~ To buy the download for £7.99, or any individual track for £0.79, click here
~ Track listing and description here
"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.