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 BUSBY MAROU, TIA GOSTELOW and COLIN LILLIE. Footstomp set up the booking, marketing and publicity for Brisbane’s number one venue The Triffid since it opened in 2014 and have recently embarked upon the same plan for HOTA (Home Of The Arts) on the Gold Coast. Footstomp also take care of the publicity for their favourite labels Nonesuch and Park The Van for Australia and New Zealand.
Asho was the Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND 2010 – 2014 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.
Asho is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of MUMFORD & SONS, AMY SHARK, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, POWDERFINGER, THE LIVING END, PAUL KELLY and THE GO-BETWEENS. He is getting more obsessed about music with age.