Steve AshleySteve Frank Ashley (born 9 March 1946 in Perivale, London) is a British singer-songwriter, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, writer and graphic designer. Ashley is best known as a song writer and first gained public recognition for his work with his debut solo album, Stroll On (Gull, 1974). Taking his inspiration from English traditional songs, Ashley has developed a songwriting style, which is contemporary in content whilst reflecting traditional influences in his melodies, poetry and vocal delivery.