Who is Ashley Costello, member of the New Years Day band? Wiki Bio
Ashley Costello was born in Anaheim, California USA, on 21 February 1985 – her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is a rock singer, best known for being a member of the band New Years Day.
Early life and education
Ashley was raised with an older sister in Anaheim, by her father who is a bus driver, and her mother who is working as a teacher at a local elementary school.
She became interested in rock music while attending elementary school, and when she was 11 first heard the song “Don’t Speak” by Gwen Stefani, a member of the No Doubt band, and instantly became a fan of Gwen, to whom she has looked-up to to this day. Ashley went on to attend Loara High School, the very school which was attended by Gwen Stefani, which further motivated her to pursue a career as a musician. After matriculation, Ashley became a singer and didn’t enroll at college.
Career as a singer
Ashley and her friends Adam Lohrbach, the bassist, and Keith Drover, the guitar and keyboardist, founded the New Years Day band in November 2005 after Adam left the Home Grown band he was a member of for years.
They began writing songs about their bad break-ups, and toured around California before inviting Mike Schoolden and Russell Dixon into the team, and officially naming themselves New Years Day.Ashley’s idea to post their music on MySpace helped them build a big fanbase on the internet which led to them signing a contract with TVT Records, and the release of their debut eponymous extended play (EP) in 2006. The band was invited to perform at the South by Southwest festival in 2007, then their debut full-length album was released on 8 May 2008 entitled “My Dear”.
However, the band faced many problems after TVT Records went bankrupt, and Keith Drover, Schoolden, and Lohrbach left the band. However, the remaining members wrote new songs, and hired new members including Matthew Lindblad who joined on 31 January 2011. They released their new EP “The Mechanical Heart” on 21 June 2011, while their second album entitled “Victim to Villain” came out in June 2013.
Their third album entitled “Malevolence” was released on 2 October 2015 through Another Century Records, then their latest EP entitled “Diary of a Creep” on 26 January 2018.
Their fourth album entitled “Come For Me” debuted on 26 April 2019. Four main members of the band are now Ashley Costello (the only founding member who is still with the band), bassist Frankie Sil, rhythm guitarist Nikki Misery, and the lead guitarist Austin Ingerman.
Love life and relationships
Ashley began dating Nikki Misery in 2011, shortly after he joined New Years Day. He was born in the US on 8 October 1985, under the zodiac sign of Libra and holding American nationality. The two dated for nearly five years before they broke-up for unknown reasons, and Ashley started dating Jimmy Trigger shortly afterwards, in August 2016.
Jimmy is a metal singer, born in Ireland on 6 December 1981, so his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds Irish nationality. He is best known for being a member of the SWITCHPiN band, as well as of the We Are The Riot group. In 2017, he founded the A Trigger Within electro/metal band with his colleagues, and the band has since become quite popular in Ireland. Jimmy is a huge fan of tattoos, and has numerous inked onto his skin – because of that, he has been featured on the cover pages of magazines such as “Tattoo Soup” and “Tattoo Magazine”.
Ashley and Jimmy Trigger became engaged in March 2018.
Hobbies and other interests
Ashley enjoys watching movies in her spare time, with some of her favorites being “Braveheart”, “Avatar”, and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Some of her favorite actors and actresses are Chris Hemsworth, Mel Gibson, and Jennifer Lawrence. Travelling is her main passion, and being the lead vocalist of the New Years Day has made it possible for her to travel all around the US, as well as to have several tours around Europe, while Switzerland is her dream travel destination.
She is a shopaholic and she goes shopping for clothes on a daily basis, while her favorite color is red. Ashley is keen on tasting various cuisines, while she enjoys eating Italian food the most. She is physically active as she goes at least once a week to the gym, and is mostly focused on doing exercises for her legs and abs.
She admits to be somewhat addicted to her presence on the internet – she has gathered nearly half a million followers on Instagram, while her YouTube channel counts over 22,000 subscribers.
Appearance and net worth
Ashley is 34 years old. She has long brown hair which she dyes half red half black, blue eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 114lbs (52kgs). Her vital statistics are 34-24-35; she wears shoes size six. As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $600,000.