About

I have been working professionally as a drummer for over 20 years.
Ash Soan

My live experience includes performing at Woodstock ‘94, supporting The Rolling Stones, REM, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Oasis and Bryan Adams at Wembley with my first band Del Amitri throughout 1994-97, followed by touring and playing with Marianne Faithfull, Sinead O’Connor, Sheryl Crow, Robbie Williams, James Morrison, Will Young, Squeeze, Lewis Taylor, Hamish Stuart, The Waterboys, Jeff Lorber, Trevor Horn and Seal, Rumer, Terry Reid, Ronnie Wood, Dionne Warwick and many more. View my Live credits.

Other experiences I’ve had include playing the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony with Mike Oldfield, being the house drummer on the BBC TV show The Voice and playing on the Terminator Genisys soundtrack for composer Lorne Balfe.

The main part of my career has been within the recording industry, and over the past 20 years or so I have recorded 52 Top 20 albums for artists including Cher, Seal, Robbie Williams, Billy Idol, Adele, Enrique Iglesias, Dionne Warwick and Rumer, James Morrison, Cee Lo, Celine Dion and Ronan Keating. 46 of the albums reached the Top 10. My discography also includes 21 Top 10 singles and to date, I’ve recorded 18 No. 1 albums and 11 No. 1 singles which have featured on various pop and rock charts around the world. View my full Discography.

Recent Highlights

The Voice UK · 2014-17

Drummer in the house band for Series 3-6.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Soundtrack · 2016

All drums on the Kung Fu Panda 3 soundtrack for composers Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer.

Leadbelly Fest · 2015

Drums in the house band for Leadbelly Fest 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall.
Featured artists included Van MorrisonJools HollandEric Burdon and Ruby Turner.

Olympics Opening Ceremony · 2012

I played with Mike Oldfield at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Set Fire To The Rain · 2011

Drums on Set Fire To The Rain, produced by Fraser T. Smith, from the global #1 album 21.

3 albums in the Top 10 · 2011

3 albums I played on were simultaneously in the Top 10 of the Official UK charts.
Adele – 21 / James Morrison – The Awakening / CeeLo Green – The Lady Killer