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Tom Ashton

Tom Ashton: Tom's unique searing jagged guitar style defines the instrumental sound of the March Violets, and has had many copyists throughout the years.

Raised in Scotland Tom lived through a local wave of Post Punk from the Scars, Skids, Positive Noise, the Freeze and the early Associates. He decided to pick up a guitar after seeing Echo and the Bunnymen and the Cocteau Twins.

Tom now lives deep in the woods of the American Gothic South, and happily shares his lot with bats, spiders and a few rattlesnakes.

In his chequered career Tom has guested for The Sisters of Mercy, Danse Society and toured and recorded with Clan of Xymox.