Liane Ashberry (1963-2015)
Alan Chapman ran the 2016 London Marathon (24 Apr – in a time of 4hrs16mins – number 52461) to raise money for charity (Bone Cancer Research) continuing Liane’s extraordinary fundraising after losing her daughter Ella in 2009.
If you can donate to Alan’s 2016 London Marathon we’d be extremely grateful.
Our album ‘Ploughed Heart’ is now free to download from this website.
Ploughed Heart – Listen/Download Free (individual tracks or whole album/artwork/lyrics package)
If you wish you can donate using Paypal/card.
Most importantly though, please download and share the music.
You can order a physical CD via the contact form on this website (tell us your postal address). We will send you one free of charge. Again, donate if you wish.
This replaced the initial availability via Amazon and iTunes, and other online stores, which we will be re-establishing in due course.
Thank you for your wonderful support.
Al and Shaz x
About Liane Ashberry and the album Ploughed Heart…
Liane’s beautiful lyrics and vocals on this album were strongly inspired by the loss of her daughter Ella age 11 in 2009, and how Liane saw life, which was with the most extraordinary love, fun, generosity, and compassion.
Sadly Liane lost her own battle with a sudden deep depression in April 2015.
So the album is now about Liane as much as Ella.
The charitable purpose and potential of the album has grown – both to continue Liane’s fundraising for cancer research and children’s cancer treatment, extending now to mental health and suicide reduction.
The band Rude Angel was formed by Liane Ashberry (vocals/trombone) and Alan Chapman (guitars/pedal percussion) in 2010. Shaz Collier (vocals/sax) joined soon after this. We played live and recorded in Leicester UK.
Our album Ploughed Heart was written/recorded 2011-15 and released October 2015.
Liane died in April 2015, shortly after recording was finished.
12 songs are written by Liane and Alan, and one is written by Shaz.
Liane was loved by the hundreds of people who knew her, and Liane loved everyone she knew, and everyone she did not, and all the natural world.
Along with her enduring love and laughter, Liane leaves us her songs, and the inspiration and comfort they offer, whatever and however this music makes you feel.
Proceeds of the album will as far as possible go to the charities for which Liane became a substantial fund-raiser after losing Ella – Bone Cancer Research Trust and Leicester Royal Infirmary children’s cancer treatment facility – extended now to mental health/suicide reduction charities MIND and Samaritans.
Here is the artwork for the CD cover, and the booklet containing the lyrics. The booklet is particularly beautiful.
Here is the single from the album: ‘Rhythm of Sound’ (YouTube video).
All tracks are available to stream free from Soundcloud.
Here is our Facebook page.
The physical album is also available locally in Leicester at Revivals, 247 Clarendon Park Rd, Leicester LE2 3AN (Wed-Fri 9-4/Sat 10-5), and also at Alan’s place in Anstey, Leicester – feel free to drop in for a cuppa.
Thank you to everyone who is helping and supporting us.
Email about anything to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can leave a message at +44 (0)116 235 5585. Or reach us via Facebook. Or use the contact form on this website.