Stephanie Ashworth

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Stephanie Ashworth
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Stephanie Ashworth, 14 April 2006
Courtesy: Jerrystandup
Background information
Born 1974 (age 42–43)
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Alternative, Australian rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels Sony/BMG
Associated acts Sandpit, Something for Kate

Stephanie Ashworth (born 1974, Melbourne, Australia) is a bassist, photographer, artist, and columnist, known for her music with Scared of Horses, and most recently, the Australian band Something for Kate, where she performs with her spouse, and the band's frontman, Paul Dempsey.

Music career[edit]

Early in Ashworth's career, she played in the bands Sandpit and Scared of Horses.[clarification needed][1] Her most recent band is Something for Kate,[1] which she joined "sometime in 1997 or 1998, I can't remember,"[this quote needs a citation] replacing bassist Toby Ralph, a fill-in after Julian Carroll's departure.[2] She frequently performs barefoot.[3] In 2000, she was offered a place in Courtney Love's band, Hole, but declined.[2]

Writing and photography[edit]

Ashworth has contributed artwork and photography to the releases of Something for Kate, and photos of New York City, United States (US) were used for the 2012 album Leave Your Soul to Science.[4]

Since January 2008, Ashworth has written a monthly column for Jmag, the magazine of Australian radio station Triple J.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Ashworth married her bandmate and Something for Kate frontman, Paul Dempsey, in 2006,[5] and remains in this relationship as of 2013.[4] Following the release of Dempsey's solo album Everything Is True, they relocated to New York City, USA, in 2010. They are parents to a son named Miller, born in 2011.[6][7][8]

In response to a question regarding religion in late 2012, Ashworth spoke on behalf of herself and her Something For Kate bandmates: "It's a bit complex but we're not going to say straight out we're all atheists, but we're definitely questioning a lot of things to do with religion."[6]


  1. ^ a b Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara; Paul McHenry (2002) [1987]. "Ashworth, Stephanie". The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1. Retrieved 13 February 2010.  Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition.
  2. ^ a b Kingsmill, Richard (2002). The J Files Compendium. Sydney: ABC Books. pp. 273–6. ISBN 0-7333-1066-4. 
  3. ^ Marks, Lachlan (2014-06-16). "Australian anthems: Something for Kate – Monsters". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 
  4. ^ a b Kate Walsh (27 May 2013). "Something for Kate in tune with the times". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Murfett, Andrew (21 August 2009). "The Measured Minstrel". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Naomi Fallon (4 October 2012). "Back where they belong". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Newstead, Al (10 October 2012). "We chat with Paul Dempsey of Something For Kate". Tone Deaf. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Adams, Cameron (7 July 2011). "Something For Kate's Paul Dempsey". Herald Sun. Retrieved 29 May 2013.