Sean Ashby

seanChances are, if you’ve had a radio on today you’ve heard his guitar playing. As one of North America’s go-to guitarists, Sean Ashby has played and recorded with Sarah McLachlan, Delirium, Ginger (former Grapes Of Wrath),and many more. Ashby, is a singer /songwriter/guitarist/producer who released his debut album “Brass and Gold” on Black Sparrow/Universal in April of 2008.

Brass and Gold , Sean’s first solo outing after 10 years as leader of the award winning band Jack Tripper, was an eclectic record which showcased an impressive musical palette. The album received favorable reviews in important Canadian publications such as Exclaim magazine and the Vancouver Province, and received airplay on college radio and across the country on CBC radio.

McLachlan’s guitarist on the original Lilith Fair, as well as the Mirrorball and Afterglow albums , Ashby appeared with her on“Just Like You (Cats In The Cradle)” for D from Run DMC’s solo CD. Also with Sarah, he received two 4 x platinum US discs and one diamond Canadian disc for studio and live CD’s. He has appeared on the Grammy Awards twice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno five times, SNL and David Letterman three times, as well as other major TV shows. Sean’s guitar playing has appeared on CD’s with sales in excess of 10 million copies worldwide... so far.

Catch Seans 1 man band show - 6 guitars onstage with beats and bass- touring full time across North America each year


Mohawk College, Hamilton – Graduate 3 years applied music programme


Jack Tripper (1999)
Jack Tripper “Nine Easy Pieces” (2002)
Solo CD Sean Ashby “Brass and Gold” (2008)
“24 Hours of Daylight” (2010)
"Fantastico" (2012)
"Lodestone and Iron" (2015)
"Surf Guitar Smash Hits" (2015)

Selected Credits:

With Sarah McLachlan:
Guitarist 1996 – 2008
Mirrorball Live CD (4 million copies sold in the US)
Afterglow Studio Album (4 million copies sold in the US)
Afterglow live CD
“Blackbird” from the film “I Am Sam”
Appeared with Sarah McLachlan on the radio single “Just Like You” (Cats In The
Cradle) with “D” of Run DMC
Selected TV credits:
The Grammy Awards
Tonite Show with Jay Leno
Saturday Night Live
David Letterman Show
Conan O’Brien Show

Has also recorded with and/or toured with the following acts:

Ginger (former Grapes of Wrath)
Front Line Assembly
Swollen Members
Conjure 1
Lava Hay
Mae Moore
Rita Chiarelli
Lee Aaron (Yes, the Canadian metal queen!)
Sue Medley
Holly McNarland
Mike Trebilcock (of the Killjoys)
Todd Fancey (of the New Pornographers)
Wild Strawberries
Adrienne Pierce “Small Fires” CD – producer /engineer/ guitarist
Film/ TV placements:
The L Word
The Chris Issac Show
Cold Squad
The Guilty


Two 4 times Platinum U.S. recorded and one Diamond record in Canada for work
with Sarah McLachlan.
Two Georgia Straight music awards – favorite local debut – Jack Tripper 1999 and
Favorite local live act 2000
Nominated for favorite National Rock Video (“Sounds Familiar”) 2000
Western Canada Music Awards – Best Rock Recording – 2002
Guitars – Gibson U.S. – Fender U.S. – Burns U.K. – Maiton Auz
Others – Dean Markley, Voodoo Lab


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