Ashbury (band)

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Ashbury
Origin Las Vegas,
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 2005–2009
Labels Unsigned
Website http://www.myspace.com/ashburyrock
Members Brian Lee
Jeremy Lee
Joey Resly
Lenny Lujan
Patrick Martens
Past members Jason Ladon
Christian Schmiel

Ashbury was an Alternative rock band from Las Vegas. The members were vocalist Brian Lee, Bassist and back-up vocalist Jeremy Lee, guitarist Joey Resly, guitarist Lenny Lujan, and drummer Patrick Martens. They released four studio albums. The band broke up in 2009.[1]

Independent Success[edit]

The band found success when they won both a local and the subsequent national "Have a Nice Gig" contest that Bon Jovi put on in 2006.[2] After initially playing with Bon Jovi at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Jon Bon Jovi personally invited Ashbury to open for Bon Jovi's July 19, 2006 show at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.[3] A Las Vegas CBS radio station, Mix 94.1, put Ashbury on their rotation, where they were the most requested group for three weeks in a row.[3] They also licensed the majority of their album "Complacency" to MTV, with their song "Come On" debuting on "The Hills" reality show in late 2006.[citation needed] They performed on national television for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in 2006 and 2008.[4]

During the group's run it opened for artists such as Panic! at the Disco, Jewel, Live, Collective Soul, and Paramore.[2]

Members[edit]

Brian Lee - Vocalist
Jeremy Lee - Bassist
Joey Resly - Guitarist
Lenny Lujan - Guitarist
Patrick Martens - Drummer

Discography[edit]

  • 2005: When These City Lights Shine EP
  • 2006: Complacency
  • 2009: Let's Make A Scene EP
  • 2009: Carry On

References[edit]

  1. ^ Przybys, John (29 July 2011). "Lee brothers connecting with crowd". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Fink, Jerry (4 March 2009). "Ashbury plans to have a nice gig at The Farm". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Ashbury". Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ashbury Live Telethon 2008 (video)". youtube.com. Retrieved 30 August 2011.