#BIGSOUNDstories with Ashli

How Ashli’s continued to connect with global audiences since BIGSOUND 2023.

Ashli is an uncompromising songwriter with the expert calibre of a trained vocalist. Raised across New Jersey and Western Sydney, Ashli creates R&B pop with purpose, telling relatable stories to help her find a sense of unity with her audience and peers. Where others try to stand out, Ashli prefers to bring people together by engaging with them through music developed from real human experiences.

Ashli showcased her incredible talents at BIGSOUND 2023 and has since spread her wings beyond Australian shores and performed at some of Australia’s most prestigious music events.

“Since showcasing at BIGSOUND 2023, Ashli signed a global publishing deal with Concord Music, won the ‘Emerging Artist’ award at the 2023 Australian Women In Music Awards, showcased at SXSW Sydney, released a new single which was premiered on triple j, and was invited to support Thelma Plum in Sydney and perform at School Night Sydney in December.”

Ashli has performed sold-out headline shows at some of Australia’s most notable venues, including the Sydney Opera House for VIVID Sydney and Phoenix Central Park. She’s also graced the stage at SXSW Austin, sharing her incredible songwriting with punters from across the globe.

This year, Ashli performed at the 2024 APRA Awards, captivating audiences with her cover of Budjerah’s ‘Therapy’ and is currently a finalist of the Acclaim All-Stars Initiative alongside fellow BIGSOUND alum King Ivy.