Asha Jefferies

Originally hailing from the Northern Rivers but raised in Brisbane, Asha Jefferies is best known her sombre, melancholic pop songs.

Her previous EP ‘The Pinnacle’ was a coming of age for the artist and songwriter; a culmination of soft glowing idiosyncratic sounds and classic folk arrangements, featuring single ‘Crybaby’ which was added to rotation across triple J, double J and triple J Unearthed. Her next single ‘Tank Tops’ was also added to full rotation on triple j and became one of 2022’s most celebrated local tracks and a queer anthem, with the song exploring self-discovery, finding new love and having everyone wishing they could be “talking to George”.

Her new single ‘Cruise Control’ was produced and mixed by Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music in his cosy studio Prawn Records in the inner north of Brisbane. The song was written in a time of tremendous change, discovery and exploration. Asha says of the song – “To be in cruise control, is to ride steady and smoothly through the storms of rough climate, harsh roads, lame parties and undesired romantic gestures. It’s a phrase I have kept close, after a lesson learnt on testing my boundaries and finding the confidence to trust my gut. The body always wins and I’ve learnt to listen. I would rather feel safe within my body than have somebody like me and I would rather be myself than try to utilise a sense of false esteem. It’s a growing up type of anthem, cultivating comfort in my own skin and exercising what feels right and what doesn’t.”

Asha has previously toured the country played with Julia Jacklin, Lime Cordiale, Hope D, Noah Dillon, City and Colour, Paul Dempsey and more. She has played festival slots at BIGSOUND, Icebreaker Festival, Against The Grain, Bluesfest, Woodford Folk and Mullum Music Festivals.

Asha has won a Queensland Music Award, triple j Unearthed’s NIDA Competition and has been a finalist for both the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition and the International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

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Asha Jefferies – Melbourne April 26, 2024 Workers Club - Fitzroy Buy tickets
Asha Jefferies – Sydney April 27, 2024 Waywards - Newtown Buy tickets
Asha Jefferies – Brisbane May 3, 2024 The Valley Loft - Fortitude Valley Buy tickets