mechanic_era

Former Massappeal guitarist Ashley Chatto lost his battle with brain cancer on Monday and has passed away. Ash, was one of the two guitarists with Massappeal in the early 90's and played some stuff on The Mechanic and a compilation, "Crack In The Sun, Fade In The Shade".

Ashley Chatto was also a jazz and classical guitarist/composer and arranger/pianist who studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He had played with many of Sydney's leading jazz musicians including James Morrison, Evan Mannell, Casey Greene and Clayton Tomas. As an arranger he had produced music for some of Sydney's leading big bands. As a composer he has scored for short films, orchestra, string quartets and classical guitar.

Massappeal frontman Randy Riemann had this to say...

"We shared some crazy times, both on and off the stage, and yeah, Ashley was a really nice guy. Ashley introduced me to "A Love Supreme" by John Coltrane. That kind of thing stays with you forever!. I'll be spinning that record tonight."

AshleyChatto

Funeral details below...

Ashley Chatto's memorial service will take place on Monday December 3rd at 2.15pm at Easter Suburbs Memorial Park (South Chapel), Military Road, Matraville. 

The location of the wake TBA at the service. 

Ashley fought hard to live with cancer and was so brave, but sadly he lost the battle on Monday 26th November surrounded by close family. He will be dearly missed, but now is the time to celebrate the life of a talented musician, friend to many and unique and special person who has touched the hearts of those who knew him. You are welcome to come along and make this a joyous occasion as well as share our sadness.

Rebecca would like to thank all those who have supported both her and Ash through a difficult year and made his last years special. 

Please bring any photos you have of him or other memorabilia to the wake. 

For those who haven't had the opportunity to see Ash or feel that seeing him is something they would like to do, there will be a viewing at 2pm on Friday 30/11/2012 at Metropolitan Funerals Cnr of Bestic Street & Princes Hwy Rockdale.



Grant Lawrence has kindly uploaded two Massappeal songs featuring Ashley on guitar. The first is the track, "Adonai" off the compilation "Crack In The Sun, Fade In The Shade" and the second is a previously unheard rehearsal jam, tentatively titled "Neil Young". 

Line up on this was: 
Randy - vox 
Brett - Guitar 
Andy - Bass 
Ashley - Guitar 
Pete - Drums

Latest News

smlManhunt

MANHUNT To Tour USA in July

MANHUNT have announced a July tour of the USA and a request for help with accom and some…
smlLevelband

Resist Records To Release Debut 7inch For LEVEL

Resist Records welcomes Level to its roster. Their debut 7” EP “Ignorance Is This” will…
smlHesitation Wounds 640x360

HESITATION WOUNDS Release New Track "Bleach"

Hesitation Wounds, the new supergroup will release their debut full-length, Awake For…
smlRingworm Brain Tentacles split artwork

A389 Announce RINGWORM Split 7inch With BRAIN TENTACLES

A389 Recordings have announced the release of an upcoming split 7 inch between RINGWORM…
smlTerror7

TERROR Release Video And Announce New 7inch

TERROR have released a video for the track "No Time For Fools" off their latest album…
smlRamallah

RAMALLAH Release New Track For Free Download

RAMALLAH have released a new track titled "The Truth... It's Colder Than A Morgue Slab…
smlSocietysChain

SOCIETY'S CHAIN Release New Track "Sedate"

Sydney band SOCIETY"S CHAIN have released a new track titled "Sedate" for a name your…
smlNails

NAILS Release Video For "Savage Intolerance"

NAILS have released a video for the track "Savage Intolerance" taken from their new LP…
smlv600 Digital Cover

BRAND NEW Release New Song "I Am A Nightmare"

BRAND NEW have released a new track titled "I Am A Nightmare". The song is available as a…
smlSewercide

SEWERCIDE Release New Track "Snares Of Carnality"

Melbourne band SEWERCIDE have released the first track from their upcoming debut LP…
smlOldFirm

OLD FIRM CASUALS Release Video For "A Butcher's Banquet"

OLD FIRM CASUALS have released a video for the title track to their upcoming EP titled "A…
smlHRbook

HR (BAD BRAINS) Memoir "Finding Joseph I" Out November

November 2016 will see the publishing of Bad Brains' frontman HR's autobiography titled…

VIDEO HIGHLIGHT

Latest Tweets

LATEST INSTAGRAM POST

17

14

Follow Me on Instagram

Copyright © 2011 Rest Assured Zine.
All Rights Reserved.