Ned Kelly is the infamous Australian outlaw. Ashley Davies, one of Australia’s finest composers collaborated with the late Ian Jones, historian and author, regarded as a leading authority on the life an times of Ned Kelly, to create this outstanding multi media production. Since then, Ashley has collaborated with Derek Guille to reinvigorate this outstanding production which will feature a live narration with Derek, and Ashley has gathered some of Australia’s finest musicians to to join him perform the live music score, they are Michael Lewitt, Monique DiMattina, Rosie Westbrook and Shannon Bourne. This is an evocative retelling of the life of Australia’s best known folk legend, featuring archival images carefully drawn together, which combined with the music is nothing short of captivating.
Ned Kelly epitomises how the creative arts not only engage but inform and leave you wanting to discover more.
“The Ned Kelly legend obviously still has resonances for many Australians, but to come across artists who’ve found such a fresh angle on it…. with this richly drawn project, is especially exciting. Enough to leave Peter Carey gasping”. – Clinton Walker
About Ashley Davies
Ashley Davies is a composer and drummer from Melbourne, Australia. He has recorded and produced 6 albums and conceived 3 live theatre shows incorporating his own compositions. He’s a highly sought after session musician having played on over 70 albums, recorded for film and television soundtracks, and performed with various artists in Australia and internationally including Matt Walker, Jeff Lang, Chris Whitley (U.S.A.), Ben Waters (England) – best boogie woogie pianist Boisdale Music Festival 2016), Jordie Lane, Rosie Flores (U.S.A.), The Dingoes (ARIA hall of fame), The Models (ARIA hall of fame), Lisa Miller, Rob Snarski, Chris Wilson and The Crown of Thorns to name a few. He has also had songs recorded by well-known Australian artists Mia Dyson and Matt Walker.