Genres:Gothic, Electronic - Industrial, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Now based in the USA, Ashton Nyte is a prolific South African singer/songwriter, producer and stage performer. The artist has released five solo albums as Ashton Nyte in addition to nine albums fronting one of South Africa's most prominent alternative rock bands, though his solo style is decidedly acoustic-focused. He has been described in major press as "Johannesburg's Bowie" and "musical genius" for his typical method of composing, playing and recording each instrument himself on many of his releases. Ashton has had dozens of top ten national singles, has headlined festivals of 30,000+ and has had videos playlisted on MTV Europe. His signature style combines acoustic guitar with deeply baritone vocals, yet vocal range is extremely broad. Instrumentation ranges from guitar or piano ballad to fully produced rock. Successful singles have fallen in to genres of AAA, Americana, singer/songwriter, lo-fi indie rock and alternative rock. Most prominent influences include David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash and Tom Waits.