Daina Ashmore is a Singer/Songwriter who originally hails from Down Under. Daina was involved in the Choir Voiceworks for many years and went on to back artists for Australia Day and Tina Arena at the opening of the Brisbane Convention Centre. This then lead to Daina studying Jazz & Contemporary Vocal at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and performing with her band around Queensland. In 2003, Daina needed to spread her wings and made the move to London on her own. Here she formed the band Feverfly who went on to release the album ‘Falling Forward’ on their own label ‘Vestry Records’ in 2005. After a short successful tour in 2007 in Eastern Europe the band decided to go their separate ways.
Having pursued other interests before 2009, Daina was very fortunate to meet producer Steve Haworth of Ritz Studios in June and he convinced her to go out on her own. This lead to a six track EP being recorded in late November. In March 2010 she was selected as one of 500 artists for the Facebook campaign ‘Storm the Charts’ for her song Brewing. This followed successful appearances at 2 festivals, The Sheen Folk & Blues Festival and Rock the House 3 in Lincolnshire, with a mention in the Grantham Journal. More exposure has also come by appearing live on Radio stations ONFM Hammersmith 101.4FM – The Tom Mallow Show & Scratch Radio in Birmingham. Feature articles were also published in the Australian Times in London, The New Zealand Times online & The Southern Star in Brisbane in November 2010.
In 2011 Daina released her Debut Album ‘Dirty Little Secret’ in April & performed regularly at the Kensington Roof Gardens, the Kingsbury May Festival, Weyfest & the OXJAM- Shepherd Bush Takeover to name a few as well as running a monthly showcase ‘Acoustic Duke’ at the Dukes Head, Putney. Daina once again performed & showcased her new album on Radio stations ONFM Hammersmith 101.4FM – The Tom Mallow Show & performed live as a featured artist on the BBC Bus for BBC Radio Somerset in 2011. By the end of 2011 her song ‘Brewing’ was picked up by Mix Radio & Suckfree Radio in USA.
2012 saw Daina perform regularly around London & the South East plus playing at festivals Pitfest and the Bakewell Music Festival to name a few. Performing live on The Wall Rock Radio and Hayes FM 91.8. Plus the filming of Daina’s first ever videos ‘Soar’ and the ‘Totally live & Unplugged sessions’ at Ealing Film Studios for new songs 'Breathe', 'Limbo' and 'Here (Down, Down)' on you tube.
2013 saw Daina appearing once again around London & the Southeast with appearances and rave reviews at Pitfest,
the Bakewell Music Festival and the All Day Buddha Festival. Airplay on XRP Radio, NCB radio in the UK, Valley FM in
Canberra, Australia and a live performance & interview on Hayes FM with Hughie Dixon. In 2016 Daina took a hiatus and returned home to Australia with her young family.
In April 2019 Daina decided it was time to get back out onto the stage and entered into Hervey Bay's Unplugged Competition, where she reached the Grand Final. Stay tuned to see what unfolds for this year....