Asho left home and school at an early age to sing in punk rock bands. He realized quickly that it was better for everybody that he stayed on the other side of the stage. In the 90’s he managed bands and started up the indie punk label Emily Records. Asho annoyed everyone in the Brisbane music scene for a few years before getting a start in the call centre at Polygram Records in 1991. He spent the next two decades working at independent and major records labels in Brisbane and Sydney and has held positions in A&R, Marketing, Promotions, Publicity, International Licensing and Sales.
2010 started with Footstomp Music taking shape. Footstomp is a Music Services Company specializing in artist, project and event management, label services and artist development. Footstomp currently manage EDEN MULHOLLAND and TIA GOSTELOW.
Asho scored the great coup as Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND and was part of the team that delivered the most successful events in BIGSOUND’s 12 year history. He has since found himself speaking at events such as SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and the New Zealand Global Music Summit and takes great pleasure in sharing his passion for music. Footstomp are also taking care of the music programming for Bleach, Teneriffe, Village and Bulimba Festivals and the booking, marketing and publicity for Brisbane's number one venue The Triffid.
Footstomp signed a label deal with Warner Music Australia in 2011 and have since signed BUSBY MAROU, THE MEDICS , THELMA PLUM and KARL S WILLIAMS. All of whom have well and truly found their way into the consciousness of the Australian music community including the debut BUSBY MAROU album recently going gold. Footstomp also take care of the publicity for their favourite labels Nettwerk, Anti, Nonesuch and Festival Records for Australia.
Asho is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of ROBBIE WILLIAMS, POWDERFINGER, THE LIVING END, PAUL KELLY, THE GO-BETWEENS, SARAH BLASKO and MUMFORD & SONS. He is getting more obsessed about music with age.
John has been traversing the Brisbane music industry since playing drums on a sticky floor back in '09. Since then he's played in multiple bands, beat SIA in the Hot 100, played a somewhat passable cover of Seek and Destroy and claims to have once nailed the solo to Knights of Cydonia on Guitar hero on Expert. Other claims to fame include interviewing Gotye, You Am I and Dune Rats (among many others) and running the Sunday Washup which helped promote incredible QLD acts.
After completing a degree in the Creative Industries and running the Sunday Washup for 2 years, he became well aware of just how tough the music industry is to traverse and therefore decided to help upcoming bands with their musical journeys. As well as being a music, animal and vinyl enthusiast, John developed a passion for cooking 3 out of 5 fork difficulty foods. So if he's not in the kitchen, the office or behind a drum kit, you might see John at the back of a venue with a cool glass of beer or up the front getting his dance on.
After Graduating from University in 2008 Zac has involved himself in the music industry as an artists, manager, producer, publicist and booking agent.
In 2010 Zac spent 6 months in Tennant Creek where he worked at the Winanjjikari Music Center bringing music to remote indigenous communities. This experience re-enforced Zac's love for music and ignited his passion for the music industry.
In the years to follow Zac worked on various music projects, then in early 2013 he decided to set off on a trip around the world. After returning from his travels Zac was ready to consolidate musical knowledge and life experience to work full time in the music industry.
Jane was the original founder of Footstomp Music, starting it in 2006 to manage the remarkable artist Tom Cooney, however, Footstomp found its true legs in 2010 when Asho took over full time and Jane has since stepped back to a part time administrative role. The rest of her time is spent as a Mum of three and full time llama farmer at Footstomp Farm.
Previously Jane has been spotted in her working life battling it out in the Federal Court of NSW as a Lawyer helping protect refugees; tracking down lost Aboriginal Heritage Sites as an Aboriginal Heritage Officer; ripping out weeds as a Bush Regenerator (where she contracted the 9th deadliest disease in the world - Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever); tagging bandicoots, baiting foxes & wild 4W driving as a Park Ranger.
No matter what Jane was doing in her working (or student) life she always surrounded herself with good people, nature, animals and most importantly good music.