Iron Serenity is primarily the life work of Songwriter/Singer/Producer Pete Ashman. Born and raised in Manchester, England, he was naturally influenced by popular local bands such as The Stone Roses, The Smiths and Joy Division to name just a few, though it is evident when listening to his creations that he has a much broader array of influences – classical, blues, folk, classic rock and beyond.
Learning Piano at age 16, later picking up bass and eventually guitar – now his main instrument, he went on to study music production.
His experiences and eclectic array of musical influences contribute to an original sound not easy to categorize. He is often compared to Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. In a trivial and disposable landscape, this is stripped down substance that demands attention.