Randy Ashford


I began learning to play bass when I was 11-years old by picking out Rush songs by ear. Since then, I have become adept at playing most any form of rock, blues, country, metal, and progressive rock/metal. I have played in a couple serious bands, most notably hard/progressive rock band Signs of Reason. I have also done session work for DFW area producers and musicians. I am currently in a band called Thrown Together which mixes country, Tejano, and southern rock. I have also led worship with several churches around the D/FW area. I am an English teacher in Grand Prairie ISD at Crosswinds Accelerated High School as well.

Screen name:
Randy Ashford
Member since:
Jan 28 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50


Geddy Lee (Rush)
Chris Squire (Yes)
Michael Todd (Coheed and Cambria)
Jeffrey Hammond (Jethro Tull)
John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
Leon Wilkeson (Lynryd Skynyrd)
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Chuck Panozzo (Styx)
Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band)
John Myung (Dream Theater)
Eric Bass (Shinedown)
Marco Hietala (Nightwish)
Andy Fraser (Free)
Boz Burrell (Bad Company)
Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Carl Radle (Derek & the Dominoes, Eric Clapton)
Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble)
Tiran Porter (The Doobie Brothers)
Kyle Brock/Roscoe Beck (Eric Johnson)
Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
Cliff Burton/Jason Newsted (Metallica)
Christopher Wolstenholme (Muse)
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
John Deacon (Queen)
Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
John Cooper (Skillet)
Justin Chancellor (Tool)
Trevor Bolder (Uriah Heep)
John Entwistle (The Who)
Dusty Hill (ZZ Top)

Just to name a few. I'm sure there are some others I've completely forgotten.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Vocalist - Tenor:


2003 Fender Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass
1999 Modulus Quantum V
Ashdown Mag 300w combo head/4x10 cab, 1x15 sub
Ampeg SVT Classic head and 6x10 cab

Rack mount:
Furman power conditioner
DBX 210XL compressor
KORG digital tuner