Originally from a jazz background, Ashleigh Watson found her passion for Motown and Soul music when she joined world-renowned girl band Sweethearts at just 14 years of age. She performed with them twice at the prestigious Porretta Soul Festival Italy and Montreaux Jazz Festival Switzerland. In 2014 she had the pleasure of giving an impromptu performance of ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ to The Four Tops in their dressing room during the Melbourne leg of their tour.
In 2016 Ashleigh travelled to LA to record her latest single, Little Love, with multi-platinum producer, Warren Huart. Little Love is a modern interpretation of a retro-soul song from the 1950s. With an alternative/retro pop sound, Little Love delivers a catchy melody and lyrical theme, exploring the idea of only ever having small dalliances in love, never to find one big true love.
“I’ve always felt like an old soul and through my music I want to honor the classics of the iconic 50’s – the fashion and the beauty, but most of all, the honesty behind the music.” – Ashleigh Watson
Prior to her 2016 LA experience, Ashleigh was lucky enough to be invited to the distinguished Hollywood Immersive Music Course in LA in 2013. She worked in conjunction with famous industry names including Steven Memel, Lilly Dawson, Mike Flanders and songwriting with Robyn Fredrick.
Ashleigh has also since been an integral member of many music acts in Melbourne and the greater Victoria region as well as becoming a recurring session vocalist on The Voice Australia and X-Factor.
Ashleigh plans to continue to write her original music spreading it around the globe, and bringing back appreciation to the retro sound.