Ashley Bieniarz is an accomplished musician, performer, public-speaker, educator, and podcast and radio host. Currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ashley dedicates her free time to hosting exclusive and stimulating interviews promoting and creating opportunities for the local music scene.
She is best known for her role as the creator and host of the Winnipeg Music Project she created back in 2015. A podcast and CJUM campus radio show promoting local music and interviewing acts such as Fred Penner, William Prince, Big Dave McLean, Keri Latimer from Leaf Rapids, Don Amero, Jaylene Johnson, Erin Propp, and more.
Ashley has been honoured with opportunities to participate in juries for awards and grant programs including but not limited to the Polaris Music Prize and spoke as a panelist at inaugural Manitoba Podcast Festival in 2018. After completing her Bachelor of Music from the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, Ashley currently works at Manitoba Music.
When Ashley Bieniarz is not promoting the local music scene, she is performing in it herself as an avant-pop pianist and songstress. Ashley’s arrangement of elaborate piano melodies with honest, melancholic lyrics captivate her audiences. Drawing inspiration from notable artists such as Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainright, or Fiona Apple, Ashley's song writing style is a potpourri of the theatrical allowing each song to blossom into its own lush and distinct sound.
Ashley has been performing on the Winnipeg music scene since 2015. Ashley hit the ground running in early 2016 when she was voted into the Uniter Fiver, the Uniter’s top five list of the most intriguing and must-watch local artists of the coming year, which culminated in Ashley and four other acts playing the Uniter Fiver showcase at The Good Will Social Club. The lyrics to Ashley’s first single ‘Paralyzed for Life’ were published in the first issue of Red Rising Magazine. Since then Ashley has established a name for herself in the local community and has performed at Northern Touch Music Festival and Hoot Owl Music Festivals in 2018.