Not only did the Caravan Stylist Studio and the Carlton Hotel have a fashion show but the fantastic up and coming singer Ashley Allen was the host of the fashion show plus gave everyone a taste of a few of her hit new songs.
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Ashley Allen is, a surprising fresh, young, and provocative new talent who is putting some substance into the pop world with a batch of infectiously catchy future hits that make you want to sing, dance, and wild-out on the surface, but think, dream, and wonder on the inside.
With influences ranging from pop princesses Britney Spears (her first music idol when she was a kid) and Taylor Swift to the intensity that is Marilyn Manson and the electronic dance sounds of dubstep to country chart-toppers Rascal Flatts, Ashley comes at her own music with an eclectic musical taste and a wide-ranging array of life experiences that she’s poured into her songs.
Her new album is stamped with the artist’s unmistakable “Ashley Swag,” which she describes as “a little pop, a little indie, and a little dance-y. Sometimes I want to dance. Sometimes I want to get serious. It’s a little bit of everything that makes the Ashley Swag.” And, that is the mercurial force that is Ashley Allen: a mix of light and dark, funny and flirty, pop fun but with deeper substance, unassuming on the surface and delightfully surprising underneath, instantly contagious, and fun to figure out all at the same time.
“Body Say No, Heart Say Yes” was so immediately infectious, in fact, that shortly after the track landed on the desk of Robot of the Century Music, which is run by music industry veterans from Roadrunner Records, she was signed to a development deal. Even though Ashley grew up around the music industry (her mom was an inspiring singer and her dad owns a talent agency; his client, James Brown, used called her his “little princess!”), her career path was not paved by her father’s connections. She did this on her own, including insisting on bucking the trend of pop acts not writing their own music. Instead, Ashley, who’s been singing and dancing as long as she could walk and talk, writes her own lyrics, conceives her own songs, and then works with others to help bring her dreams to fruition.
Get ready for Ashley Allen: unassuming, instantly infectious pop music with so much more than meets the eye. http://itsashleyallen.com