Ashley can present her music in a variety of formats:
Ashley's most intimate concerts feature only herself, plus one musician. The intricate beauty of her songs and her glorious voice are center stage ... with room for stories.
Here, Ashley's world class international musicians interpret her Afro/jazz/folk material in a jazz context. Her songs/voice remain the focus, while this lineup allows the musicians to improvise and experiment with the grooves and rhythms.
mini global band plus West African dancers
Acoustic, with a twist. Ashley performs with a guitarist and a percussionist, who also provides backing for her two fiery West African dancers. Intimate and fun.
full global band plus west African dancers
Ashley + African bass + drums + Senegalese percussion + Latin guitar + backing vocalist + West African dancers. Musically and visually, this is a fiery and celebratory show.
"Ashley Maher is one of the most amazing performers in Los Angeles. Her
style reminds me of a mix between Joni Mitchell and an African Queen."
Beautiful Music There is a reason a crowd follows local
singer-songwriter Ashley Maher around. Her lyrics connect with the audience, her
energy fills the room, and the music brings joy to everyone in an earshot. Maher
brings together influenses of rock, jazz, African rhythmes, and folk music. Join
Maher and her various bands for a great date filled with beautiful music.
"Your show ... with your entire band and dancers was breathtaking! ... The
dancers were so colorful and exciting to watch, the musicianship is first class
and your music is so uplifting. Attendance that night was record breaking.
The audience here loves to participate, you kept them up and dancing the entire
show! Thank you again for your professional and very entertaining
"I saw Ashley here in NYC, and I have to tell you that I was BLOWN AWAY! If
she is not the next Joni Mitchell, then I don't know who is! She has a
wonderfully relaxed and personable stage presence that make you feel really
at home and invested. Her intro's are funny and warm and quirky - and then she
opens her mouth to sing and that VOICE comes out! It's amazing! Her voice is
simply beautiful. I walked away from that concert shaking my head wondering,
why she isn't HUGE in the States?! This woman should be a STAR!"
I felt so reenergized by your presence, your music literally feels like it washes my soul and helps me remember why I do what I do.
"Inspiring performance. Captivating vocals. Enthralling melodies.
Ashley Maher encompasses all these and much more when she takes the stage and
makes it her own. ... we guarantee a stunning performance by Ashley, her talented
dancers, and fabulous musicians."
"You make me love my job! - Thanks Ashley. You can bet I'll be talking you up
in my recreation world - you guys are the hardest working, most talented &
easiest-to-work-with entertainers I've ever met ... and I thought I'd met the
"... dynamic and engaging... We were delighted to present your music to our
Culver City audience and were pleased with their enthusiastic response to your
winning performance. Your talent and energy were refreshing."
"... exciting, uplifting, and beautiful ... an
absolutely wonderful show. Ashley is so natural and pleasant on stage that you
feel you are in her living room. There is so much kindness and love amongst her
group, that it is as if they are family, and we in the audience may only be
cousins, but we're every bit as welcome and a part of the show. ... I haven't
been so impressed with a performer since I saw Tina Turner ... in a small club
on Santa Monica Boulevard many years ago.
"The audience thoroughly enjoyed the set you did, and I appreciate how well
rounded the event was. Your beautiful vocals, the music from your wonderful mus
icians and the energy from the west African Dancers all made it a program to
"How fantastic was that?!!! Your group's performance yesterday makes me kick
myself that we hadn't had you all back sooner. The dancers ... are so skilled
and really add so much to the performance. The way you interact with your group
... makes the whole experience feel so personal ... a hard act to follow."
"...you had an impressive array of nationalities onstage. The audience
particularly enjoyed your fantastic dancers. Their energy and color and intricate
choreography rounded out the show wonderfully, giving a whole extra dimension
to the music on its own."
Having performed at venues such as Temple Bar, Backstage Coffee Gallery, The
Conga Room, and many others local and abroad, Maher offers ... a very special
performance. She's recorded four CDs with the best world musicians and her shows
guarantee paralleled talent, plus dancing!! (not to be missed) If you've seen
her perform around LA, you already know the mastery in her song writing, and the
sweetness of her voice, and if you're looking for a moving musical experience,
you'll want to discover Ashley Maher!
Stellar songwriting, her extraordinary voice, and heavenly world grooves put
Ashley in a class all her own: sublime world/folk/jazz.