Male vocalist Asa was born in Liverpool and is one of seven children six boys and one girl. As a child, Asa always had a love for music and Peter, his father, bought him his first guitar when he was 10 years old. In his teens Asa sang with his friends in a local band at weddings and family gatherings, but never imagined it could be a serious career. This changed when his life long friend Kenny Harrison always encouraged Asa to write and perform.
In 2002 male vocalist Asa performed at a friend’s dinner dance. The play list consisted of half an hour of swing music from Bobby Darin, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, it was such a success that Asa thought he might have a future as a professional singer. At the time Asa was working as a care worker looking after people with different health issues, although he liked his job and had a great relationship with the people and families he cared for he still dreamed of singing for a living.
Asa’s wife Kelly encouraged him to make a demo CD and she took it to work in a hairdressers in Liverpool, where a local restaurant manager was having his hair cut and asked who the singer was on the CD that was playing, this led to Asa’s first ever paid show at La Barbacoa 6 of July 2002, after that things really started to snowball, Asa was booked by a Tony West Entertainments and began to build a reputation as a lively and exciting act. The following years Asa performed at pubs, clubs which led to him performing at prestigious corporate events and cruises ships like P&O, Fred Olsen Cruises, Saga cruises, Royal Caribbean and last but not least the QE2!
In January 2008 Asa made his debut at London’s famous jazz club Ronnie Scotts – it was a huge success with Asa receiving a standing ovation and great reviews from the attending press including this quote from the Times ” Asa Really is Britain’s answer to Michael Buble.
Standing ovation at Ronnie Scott’s Club
Liverpool Empire Theatre (top of the bill)
Blackpool Opera House
Two sold-out shows at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Alan Titchmarsh TV Show
Liverpool Echo Arena (to 8,000 people)
International Mersey River Festival (to 15,000 people)
P&O, Fred Olsen, Saga, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines