Welcome! I am Asha, also known as Asha Elijah and Asher Quinn. You will find 28 albums here, from my very latest collection of songs on Sirius in 2019, going right back to my debut album Open Secret in 1987, which was predominantly instrumental. You can also listen to samples, read descriptions, buy CD's and downloads, watch YouTubes, see galleries and find out about concerts and forthcoming events in these pages! My songs, instrumental pieces and piano vignettes are spiritually themed, intimate and heart-centered in intent. I sometimes also re-interpret traditional songs and great love ballads by other troubadours of our times, like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, and combine this musical output with a private practice as a transpersonal psychotherapist.
Please scroll down for the latest news about forthcoming albums, projects and so on.
My poems also have a page here, and some have been set to music on YouTube.
"Your music takes me on a glorious journey, Asha. Thank you!"
~ Jenny Hanna Plummer, Melbourne, Australia
"You are one of my musical heroes because you’re not afraid to sing from the heart and spirit!"
~ Dano Pierce, USA
"Every song of yours I hear gives me a soul lift 💜 Please keep singing to us always 💜☀️☀️☀️"
~ Sanson Ani Elle, Subotica, Serbia
19/10/19 ~ New album out now "Sirius"
My new album “Sirius” is now available here as a CD and a download. There are 13 original new tracks totalling 74 minutes of music, and a second CD included in the digi-pack, with actress and singer Katinka Egres singing 3 of those songs in Hungarian (I now live and work in Hungary!)
The digi-pack includes a 16-page booklet too, with some great photos and also some lyrics printed, in English and Hungarian. Altogether, it’s a beautiful item!
The songs are visionary, spiritually-themed expressions of a higher love resulting from loss, sacrifice and the everyday-life illusions and attachments we experience.
1. When she loved me 5.40
2. Our life went by 5.38
3. The flight of the songbird 6.10
4. Love one another 5.14
5. Ninety-nine days 3.56
6. Hallelujah prayer 6.08
7. Sirius ~ starseed: 8.47
8. The mystic garden 6.04
9. Borrowed 5.19
10. You and only you 5.06
11. I won’t give up on you 3.04
12. Amen 4.41
13. All is well 8.13
Extra CD in Hungarian
1. Tovaszálló szerelem: 6.10
2. Misztikus kert: 6.04
3. Az életünk tovaszállt: 5.38
19/10/19 ~ Some of the latest YouTubes
~ Learning the game
~ I won’t give up on you
~ Tovasszálló szerelem (The flight of the songbird)
~ Hallelujah prayer
~ Black is the colour
~ Misztikus kert (The mystic garden)
~ The lily of the west
~ Blow the wind southerly
~ Sacred heart (set to Portrait of a Beauty)
19/10/19 ~ Other albums nearly ready
I have 2 more albums very nearly completed (I just need help with the money to finish the recording, mastering, art-working and pressing… your kind donations help a lot!)
If you are positively touched by what I do in any way (make songs and films for, and through, God, art & love) then you have the opportunity to support this here. Each studio day costs me £140, and I need about 20-25 to complete an album; the artwork costs £300 for the graphic artist, as does the website updating through my webmaster Sepheus, and the first pressing costs about £800.
The films probably cost only about £50 each to make with expenses (I now do them myself) and I make about 20 a year. So an album might cost £5,000. I compose, write, record, script, film and design myself, but I need a studio engineer, graphic artist, webmaster and pressing company to do the bits I can’t do! If I didn’t arrange, script, design and film it would cost a lot more, for sure!
The first of these 'nearly ready' albums is called “God Gave Us Flowers”, another collection of cover versions; my 4th. Finished so far over the last 12-18 months are these tracks:
~ Black is the colour (Scottish folk-song)
~ Blow the wind southerly (Scottish folk-song)
~ Bölcsö dal (Hungarian folk song: Cradle song)
~ God gave us flowers (An Asha piece sung by Székely Ilona)
~ Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
~ If I could turn back the hands of time (R. Kelly)
~ Learning the game (Buddy Holly)
~ Magic (Bruce Springsteen)
~ Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
~ Tavaszi szél (Hungarian folk-song: The spring wind)
~ To know her is to love her (The Teddy Bears)
~ What a wonderful world (Louis Armstrong)
~ You got me singing (Leonard Cohen)
~ All along the watch-tower (Bob Dylan)
There may be 2 or 3 more songs!
The second of these 'nearly ready' albums is another collection of new studio tracks called “Songs For a More Meaningful Life.” Already written and recorded are:
~ Don’t you wait for me
~ Fields of breeze
~ Heart-shaped leaf
~ Let you go
~ Past lives
~ Peace be with you
~ Spirit breathing
~ Touched by Christ
~ Winter trees
~ Vagabond of God
~ Undreaming shadow
And there will be 2 or 3 more songs here, too! The more I can afford it, the more studio days I can book! If I had the money I would certainly produce 4 or 5 albums a year… my inspiration is limitless, because spirit is limitless!
And actually I already have a song written and recorded for a studio album after this one too, called “Gospel of Love”. The track is called 'Say goodbye beautifully.'
As I worked last year with female vocalist Székely Ilona (Yloush), so I am working this year with the spiritually-inspired Katinka Egres, who sings with me as a backing vocalist and duettist on some tracks, and also makes films with me… indeed Katinka directs some of the films! She has appeared alongside Brad Pitt and Kiera Knightly, and is well-known in Hungary as an actress.
15/01/18 ~ Kindness button!!!
You may notice that I have a ‘Kindness button’ here (top right on the home page, with a ‘K’ in a heart as an icon). Any contributions you may ever feel inspired to offer, help enormously to manifest the songs and films you see here. The big costs I have are for the studio time, and the pressing of the discs, and the smaller costs are for travel, accommodation, artwork, website updates and maintenance, and insurances. From start to finish a new album might cost about £5000 to get it from my heart to the market-place, but my main motives are to create music for love, art, truth and spirit, not to get rich! I have a basic infra-structure so my CD’s and downloads sell (here on my site, and through distribution, and sites like i-tunes, amazon, spotify and so on), but it only just about covers the costs or… more often... falls a little short. This is the way of the artist! I am an amateur in the truest sense… from the words ‘ama te’… to do something for higher love, but my products are very professionally produced.
To provide for my family I earn income from being a transpersonal psychotherapist. The music has to pay for itself! And yet somehow I’ve managed to create over 30 albums in 30 years, and to make over 333 films (lots of ‘3’s’!!) Occasionally benefactors help out, and this has been a great blessing. So if you are touched by my songs and feel so inspired, then all contributions to costs are gratefully received! And you will be loved not only by me, but also loved in heaven! You know it makes sense!
"I adore your songs and their teachings. Thank you dear messenger of God, angel Asha Elijah."
~ Iona June, South Africa
Singing Stone Music is now the record label on which I record, and which houses my current catalogue. Click here to read the legend of the singing stone and about the mythology of the heart with wings that I've chosen as the logo