Asho left home and school at an early age to sing in punk rock bands and quickly realized that it was better for everybody that he stayed on the other side of the stage.
In the 90’s he managed bands and started up the indie label Emily Records.
Asho annoyed everyone in the Brisbane music scene for a few years before getting a start in the call centre at Polygram Records in 1991. He spent the next two decades working at independent and major record labels in Brisbane and Sydney and has held positions in A&R, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, International Licensing and Sales.
2010 started with Footstomp Music launching as a music services company specializing in artist, project and event management, label services and artist development. Footstomp currently manage EDEN MULHOLLAND and TIA GOSTELOW. Footstomp have also been proudly taking care of the booking, marketing and publicity for Brisbane’s number one venue The Triffid since it opened and have since started doing the same for Leftys and Sonnys.
Asho scored the great coup as Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND and was part of the team that delivered the most successful events in BIGSOUNDS 12 year history. He has since found himself speaking at events such as SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and the New Zealand Global Music Summit and takes great pleasure in sharing his passion for music. Footstomp are also taking care of the music programming for the Bleach, Teneriffe and Village Festivals.
Footstomp signed a label deal with Warner Music Australia in 2011 and have since signed BUSBY MAROU, THE MEDICS, THELMA PLUM and KARL S WILLIAMS. All of whom have well and truly found their way into the consciousness of the Australian music community including the debut BUSBY MAROU album recently going gold. Footstomp also take care of the publicity for their favourite labels Nettwerk, Nonesuch and Festival Records for Australia.
Asho is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of ROBBIE WILLIAMS, POWDERFINGER, THE LIVING END, PAUL KELLY, THE GO-BETWEENS and MUMFORD & SONS. He is getting more obsessed about music with age.