Ashley Ann Lambert had the privilege of meeting Mr. Ben Kendall in the summer of 2006 on the streets of Santa Barbara. State Street to be exact. Little did she know, two years later, the two would join together to create a mixed sound of Kendall's rustic rock songwriting and Lambert's New York savy classic vocals. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Benjamin Stowell Kendall found the guitar in the fall of 1999 at age 18. Years later, his rock/western songwriting style is influenced by an abundance of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, the Old 97s, Metalica, and even Sarah Mclachlan. Kendall has played with other local bands such as Wil Ridge and The Dead Horse Opera, Tonedown, and Cutthroat but is now pursuing (at times with the help of Ashley Ann Lambert) his own art. Also born in Santa Barbara, Ashley grew up training classically at the Music Academy of the West developing an operatic and musical theater repertoire. She pursued theater in New York City attending New York University's Tisch School and currently bounces back between both coasts. This is her first endeavor with singer/songwriter material and she has adapted quite nicely to this new sound.
With a career spanning 20 years, and Top 18 40 hits, Irish rock group Ash have lost none of the energy that saw them debut on Top Of The Pops whilst awaiting their 'A' level results and since notch up 5 studio albums (and a mini-album) together. Heralded as 'the ultimate singles band' the 3-piece turned their back on the traditional route of recording an album every couple of years and set up their own studio and label, Atomic Heart Records. This newfound freedom enabled the band to record and release songs at will. Thus was born the A-Z Series – a collection of 26 songs released fortnightly for an entire year. In 2012 Ash celebrated their 20th birthday and to coincide with the #ASH20 celebrations the band released an EP of cover versions entitled 'Little Infinity'. 2013 will see the band return to the studio.