Welcome! You will find 23 albums here, from my very latest collection of original songs The Blessing & the Bliss in 2015, going right back to my debut instrumental album Open Secret in 1987. You can 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 faith is in Spirit, rather than in religion. I have no creed. My teachers have been Sufis, shamans and mystics. The Christ for me is also the Dao… the bridge from the apparent to the real.
"Your music has a sacred, healing quality that speaks directly to my soul.
It reminds me of something precious, almost forgotten.
It speaks to me of an eternal peace beyond all earthly suffering."
~ Sandy 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
unique as I watch you unfold over time. Each time I see and feel that you become
one with the music something mysterious happens to me. It's as if I'm receiving a
form of radiance which is being reflected as you become one with the music. What
is bestowed upon you is then released. When you sing, Divine love and music unite,
and you sing for love."
~ Gloria Vahid, UK
18/09/15 ~ New album THE BLESSING & THE BLISS now available!!
A new album of mine The Blessing & the Bliss is now available! There are thirteen original tracks, and seventy minutes of music here. The songs are spiritually themed, and are the first set of new, original songs I’ve composed since February, 2013, reflecting an intense and vibrant spiritual journey during this time.
The project began in February 2015 at Kerani Music in the Netherlands, but was halted in late March, due to the Dutch production team withdrawing for various reasons. The cavalry arrived in the form of Tim Rock, and his studio in Norfolk, England, and I completed the songs there between June-August.
My youngest son Isaac, 17, stepped in to do the artwork.
18/09/15 ~ Asher Quinn poems on YouTube
After an ‘altered’ episode in March, spiritual poems began to occur to me. Nine have come so far. The first two of these Dive deep and The living waters have now been made into YouTubes, edited by Maggie Arrowsmith up in Scotland, from my scripts.
18/09/15 ~ Other recent YouTubes to tracks of mine published since May, filmed with Gloria Vahid and edited by Maggie (777loveisall on her own YouTube channel)
~ Kindling wood
~ Fiery moon
~ Metaphysics by moonlight
~ Song of the cross
~ The shepherd (Heal Your Heart)
~ Love’s philosophy
~ To my one true love (meadow edition)
~ Stand by me
~ Do what you gotta do
~ O my Jesus be sweet to me
~ Le partisan
~ First love
~ When a man loves a woman
~ Clouds like angels
~ Spiritual love
~ Old man (fireside edition)
18/09/15 ~ Concert YouTubes
I was planning to make a concert DVD from 2014 concerts in the Netherlands, but I opted for simply publishing them on YouTube instead, after Kerani Music withdrew from the project. Here they are, filmed by Gloria at my concerts, and edited by Maggie:
~ Falling through time
~ State of grace
~ Always on my mind
~ Tomorrow is a long time
~ The lightning seed
~ The river is flowing
~ Morning sun
~ Beyond Saturn
~ Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
18/09/15 ~ Kindness Button
I have a Kindness Button on this home page (top right), and several people who resonate with my songs and films have been kind enough to offer contributions, to help me to continue to share the fruits of my inspiration! As a business, my enterprise manages to break even… when my accountant sees the positives!
I compose and envision, and then there are several costs involved… recording, artwork, CD pressing, website maintenance and update, travel, promotion, insurances, licence fees and so on. I don’t have my own studio or recording equipment… I’m the visionary one, but not the technical one!!
I sell CD’s & downloads here on my site, and my titles are available through all the usual suspects… Amazon, I-tunes, Spotify, CDBaby, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and so on, plus they are distributed by New World Music & MGMusic in the UK, Oreade in the Netherlands, Silenzio in German-speaking countries and Niche Records in Romania. All these great companies need to take their cut, of course!
And I give concerts where I’m invited. I have no manager or agent… I’ve never found one who understands what I do exactly, by creating and sharing spiritual music! Since 1987, I have made 23 studio albums and sold over a million CD’s, world-wide, and I’ve sung in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Denmark & Finland. I’ve filmed in the England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Slovenia, Turkey, the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary.
I started out signed to New World Music, and received a small, guaranteed royalty for sales, in common with many artists. In 2007 I went independent. With the global decline in the CD market and the rise of streaming, life has got harder in the business sense for all independent artists, and income has dwindled even though ‘plays’ have risen enormously. So some people have been wise enough to see this, and kind enough to offer support by making contributions.
My gathering feeling is to soon make my art available for free… after all, it is given by God… and I am taking steps to implement this. Already my YouTubes offer freely available access to my songs and films, and people can listen all day for free, if they wish, on Spotify and Soundcloud. So if anyone feels inspired to support this enterprise and help with the costs, your generosity would be much appreciated.
The world is changing… spiritual forces are emerging. The integrity of what I do is simple and spiritual… it is not really a business or an industry, it is intuitive art; spiritual communication. It doesn’t feel quite right to me, somehow, to make commerce out of this art. But the logic of the economic world means I have to step very carefully… if I make everything freely available without careful planning, I am also liable to pay more tax! So these changes are in evolutionary process!
"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