Ash-I Walker’s love for singing came at the tender age of 10 singing in churches and at family functions, he’s love of reggae music was heavily influenced by his father playing legends such as Gregory Isaacs, Dennis brown, John Holt and Toots and the Maytals while under his rum but always able to give signals when his favourite tune was selected; Gregory – Night Nurse, constantly on rotation.

Ash-I attended Trinity Ville Primary School in his early years going on to audition for the school choir which lead to him representing the school at national festivals before graduation, following that he left county living to seek work in Kingston gaining employment in the hospitality industry.

While catering for a function at The Little Theatre Ash-I was draw to some sweet harmonies coming from the rehearsal room, with his curiosity getting the better of him he entered to find a trio performing ‘In the still of the night’; Making enquires about joining the group Ash-I came to find that they were in fact looking for a 4th member to join The Heartbreakers and he was welcomed on board.

As part of The Heartbreakers Ash-I began touring the island doing corporate functions and private parties, singing as well as acting in the Little Theatre’s annual production which lead to the group entering the formidable Tastee’s Talent contest coming second place to a budding young star.

The group went on to perform for 2 years before deciding to go their separate ways primarily to focus on their individual careers with Ash-I heading to the U.K for a different kind of exposure; To date he is working on different projects including collaborations with local talent, an album in production and various live performances in and around the country.

While people are here with us on earth we have to lift them up, we have to celebrate them.” - Ash-I Walker



Ash-I’s collaborations include Sargent D, Supa Sass, The late Tubby T and Peter Spence to name a few also opening shows for the likes of Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Ken Boothe and more.  

Ash-I Walker has also done community work with the Aspire Hire team lead by Nathaniel Peat running workshops with first time offenders which included live performances inside several different penitentiaries and at the other end of the scale he has also performed at the Jamaican High Commissioner in London on more than one occasion.


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