Rhett Ashley is an American singer and composer of synth-pop and alternative music.
Rhett Ashley's mother was named after the actress who played Scarlett O' Hara in the Gone With The Wind movie. Her name is Vivien Leigh. When Rhett Ashley was born, his mother decided to name him after the two men who loved Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. Rhett Ashley is his real birth name.
Rhett studied piano from the age of
5 to 11. He wrote his first musical composition at the age of 8. Other compositions followed through the years. He later became interested in movie scores and music made with synthesizers. In his late teens, he was given his first professional synthesizer. He wrote a number of songs by his early 20s. His musical influences were Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Alphaville, New Order and ABC.
In 1994, Rhett Ashley released his first album "All Seven Of Me". A club tour followed in 1995.
Rhett Ashley has only performed on rare occasions in the years that followed. He has continued to write music for over two decades but has kept much of his material private.
Rhett Ashley has decided to make his music available to the public for the first time since 1999.
He will be releasing two albums in 2020.
The Retro Project and
B-Side and D-Lites.