My name is Ashaine White and i’m an independent singer/songwriter from north-london! I am a fully self funded artist, trying to break stereotypes for black artists in the UK, by making music that feels fully authentic to me, not just fitting to the boxes placed on black musicians by the industry! I would love for you to come on this journey with me, as I grow as an artist, songwriter and person! Support from my community is so special, and aim with my new EP “Ash” to help be a part of artists that inspire people like us to be bold, and make art that truly represents them.
Thanks for reading and supporting my dream!
Check me out here: @ashainewhite
A little bit more about me:
“I started singing when I was 7 years old. I fell in love with the medium of song to tell a story and found it natural to sing to express myself throughout my childhood. I have always been an extroverted person and I think singing gave me a reason to be loud, proud and expressive. I’ve always really appreciated how vulnerable of a place writing gets an artist into and how it allows a writer to tell a story of themselves, others or society. I spent a lot of time listening to music throughout my childhood and pre-teenage years (often what was placed in front of me by my mum) but getting a cd/mp3 player and later my own music streaming account, really opened my eyes up to the worlds of Jazz, Soul, Grunge and RnB - Genres I feel have influenced my writing and singing style greatly.
Being a black girl in Music is something I hold really dear. There are so many black artists that have paved the way and inspired me to pursue the career of being a musician in every genre. I feel like at the moment, especially in the UK, Black music has become a selection of a few “Urban” genres, and I feel that as a black singer in the UK it is expected that you are to make music that falls into these categories. I hope with the music that I make to be a part of the wave of black artists that are breaking these moulds and making music that truly feels natural to them, represents them as artists and represents the variety of black musicians and singers.”