Emmy® award-winner, ASHLEY IRWIN, has scored over 30 feature films, 300 hours of television and over 3,000 commercials. He relocated from his native Australia to the U.S.A. in 1990 after a successful career in theatre, records, advertising and television.
In 1992 he received his first Emmy® for his work on the 64th Academy Awards after 3 prior nominations.
In 1998 he was awarded Best Feature Film Score by the Australian Guild of Screen Composers for his score to the restored silent classic The White Hell of Piz Palü and the following year commissioned by the British Film Archives to write a new score to Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, in honor of the great director’s 100th anniversary. Both these films continue to be performed in film-live concerts throughout the world.
In 2006, Ashley received a G.A.N.G. award for EA’s The Godfather video game.
Well-known for his collaborations with Clint Eastwood (Hereafter, J. Edgar, Jersey Boys) and Bill Conti (Rocky V, Rocky Balboa, The Thomas Crown Affair), Ashley has arranged and composed music for 18 Academy Awards shows (including the most recent), several Emmys and Grammys, as well a slew of other TV variety shows. He was Musical Director for the inaugural S.A.G. Awards and for the American Giving Awards, both for NBC.
Most recently he recreated the songs of Peter Allen for the mini- series Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door and received an AACTA nomination.
He is an official APRA Ambassador, was Music Director for APRA’s Screen Music Awards between 2013-2016 and is in his second term as president of the Society of Composers & Lyricists.