O2 ABC gig spells fur­ther suc­cess for singer Ash­ley

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ian Bunting

A for­mer Coatbridge Col­lege stu­dent is set to be show­ered with “Adu­la­tion” by mu­sic fans as she head­lines a ma­jor gig this week­end.

Singer Ash­ley Collins, 29, takes to the stage at Glas­gow’s O2 ABC on Satur­day night and is thrilled to see her name top the bill.

This is the lat­est in a “stun­ning” pe­riod of suc­cess for Ash­ley af­ter one of her sin­gles, You’re The One, fea­tured on a TV doc­u­men­tary and was nom­i­nated for Amaz­ing Ra­dio’s song of the year award.

East Kil­bride woman Ash­ley also had a donut named af­ter song Su­per­diva from her de­but al­bum Adu­la­tion at the NYC Deli in Glas­gow.

Satur­day will be the sec­ond time Ash­ley head­lines at the O2 ABC and she can’t wait to per­form in front of her fans.

She said: “I am so ex­cited to be do­ing the O2 for the sec­ond time around and I have two fab­u­lous sup­port­ing acts who are new on the pop scene, 13-year-old An­gel Gold and 15-year-old Lucy Brown.

“I will be per­form­ing all of my fans’ favourite songs from my de­but al­bum Adu­la­tion and my cur­rent sin­gle You’re The One, which was re­cently nom­i­nated for Amaz­ing Ra­dio’s song of the year award.

“The sin­gle and al­bum’s suc­cess has been just stun­ning and the roll I’ve been on just keeps on go­ing with an­other headline gig.

“It’s very ex­cit­ing to see my name above the door and I’m just look­ing to build on each gig.

“Shows like this are great ex­po­sure for my mu­sic and head­lin­ing is a dream come true.

“I am hop­ing that all of my dear fans that I met on my re­cent Glas­gow high school tour will be there on Satur­day night.

“I am also look­ing for­ward to the af­ter show party as I’m a bit of a party an­i­mal!”

Ash­ley added: “Singing and per­form­ing have always been my pas­sion and I’m rid­ing on the crest of a wave at the mo­ment.

“My fam­ily and friends are all very proud of me and I am so happy to be liv­ing the dream.

“Even just hear­ing my songs get­ting played on the ra­dio, or on the Baby Faced Bride tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­tary, is won­der­ful and some­times I still have to pinch my­self be­cause of ev­ery­thing that I have achieved so far.”

Ash­ley’s gig on Satur­day is from 7pm to 10pm and tick­ets are avail­able at www.ash­l­ey­collins­mu­sic.com, www.o2abc­glas­gow.co.uk or the O2 ABC box of­fice on 0141 332 2232.

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