Ashley Bruce

Ashley Bruce

Ashley Bruce

Pop, Acoustic, Americana
From: Reading, United Kingdom

About Artist


Shortly before Christmas 1998, singer / songwriter Ashley Bruce’s world changed forever.


That fateful evening, Ashley suffered a brain haemorrhage, a phenomenon that kills 1 in 3 immediately. For six months, Ashley’s life hung in the balance, and doctors gave him only a 5% chance of survival.


Then neurosurgeons performed 3 lifesaving operations lasting 24 hours.




A few weeks later, he suffered brain haemorrhage number two.



After leaving hospital, Ashley had to endure a torturous three month rehabilitation programme to re-learn how to walk, talk, eat and write.


Reflecting on his experience, Ashley says ‘ I was full of regret for the things I hadn’t done. Obviously, this has changed me immensely. I distinctly remember saying goodbye to my daughter before an operation, and not knowing if I would ever see her again.’


He now adds, ‘ I’m still getting a buzz from waking up each morning and realising I’m alive, the whole experience was a huge wake-up call which led me back to music and I am grateful for that.’



Eight years later, he is now an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter. He has written more than sixty songs and performs them with huge enthusiasm. At one of his gigs, former radio 1 DJ Mike Read said         ‘Ashley is going to be a very big star. He is an inspiration to many people, music gave him the will to live, and he is incredibly commercial.’


Legendary producer Pete Waterman was interviewed recently by former     2-Ten DJ Guy Harris on his Real Radio show, and was very complimentary about Ashley’s songwriting.



Ashley’s debut single ( Easy to be Me / Living for Today ) was released in Easter 2007, and has already received critical acclaim after being playlisted on a number of radio stations on mainland Europe , and the .


Ashley will also feature in a television special being filmed next year, about his amazing story and life so far.  Radio stations up and down the country are clambering for interviews and live on air performances.




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