Ashley Smith & The Random Occurrence

Ashley Smith & The Random Occurrence


Dearest reader, listener, inquirer, and friend,
Thank you for your interest!
Some have said this music is a bit bluesy pop folk, others have opined it is old soul with an indie feel. To all of the above, I say YES. This music is a bit of everything I love from jazz to blues, funk to folk. This music is me.
As far back as I can remember, sounds would mesmerize me. As a short haired girl freckled from head to toe, I would sit in the kitchen for hours just singing along with the constant hum of the refrigerator. As my red hair grew longer, so did my longing for art, for song.
Having been a part of great groups of musicians before, I have had the privilege to play in front of presidents, prime ministers, and foreign leaders both in the US and abroad. These were wonderful experiences and I am truly grateful to have had them.
But something was missing.
(Queue The Random Occurrence)
At the end of 2016, a chance encounter reunited me with a couple of longtime friends and musicians John Soler & David Diaz. They too have been in other bands and were working on their own unique & refreshing sound. Immediately, I knew we had something special. Something refreshing. Something real. Nick Ewing joined us shortly thereafter to provide a beautiful dynamic of ideas and talent with his violin and bow.
My hope is that, through this music, you feel me come alive. Come, share the pieces of my soul I leave scattered in song. Share a piece of me.
Cheers and santé,

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Previous Events

Venue Date
Skipper's Smokehouse
August 5, 2022
8:00pm - 10:00pm
$10 pre/ 15 day of show
Sertoma Youth Ranch
OBJ-Cypress Stage
May 19, 2022
12:15pm - 1:25pm
Floridian Social Club
St. Petersburg
August 3, 2021
8:00 p.m.
Sertoma Youth Ranch
May 14, 2021
3:45 Clementine
$OBJ Tickets