Interview with Ashtyn Michael
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Ashtyn Michael (born 2nd March) is a Worship leader, singer-songwriter, and Contemporary Christian music/gospel artist from East London, UK. Ashtyn is also Director of the organization ‘Heaven Culture Music’ and Youth and Young Adult conference ’What How Now’. Former academy footballer Ashtyn Michael began his Christian music journey whilst on the team at Holy Trinity Brompton, he collaborated with ‘HTB Youth’ Ministry to release his first single in 2017 ‘No other Name’. He then in 2018 moved to St. Paul’s Shadwell as Worship and Production Director. During his time at ‘SPS’ he release his second single ‘Beyond the shore’ which was the title track of his EP that he later released in 2019. In 2019 was also the year that ‘Heaven Culture Music’ was launched with the help and support of his church at the time St Paul’s Shadwell.
After being a part of Soul Survivor summer festivals, a huge series of youth camps host over 30,000 people across multiple weeks. In September 2019 he moved to Leicester to be a part of the staff team Chroma Church formerly known as Leicester city vineyard. Not long after in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown he released ‘God Alone’ recorded remotely with his team from all across the country. Ashtyn Michael is currently working on his new record ‘Together’ which is due to be released at some point in 2022.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I loved being involved in the Soul Survivor festival. A festival for young people with over 35000 across 5 weeks of events
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Be sure to make your yes be yes and know when to say no if at full capacity or if it means you won’t be able to do something else at your best, even if it sounds like a great opportunity. rest is important, especially for creatives.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Andy my Youth leader growing up supported me in everything even to this day. Provided me with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities I needed. He gave me a guitar when I couldn’t afford my own.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Yes. I’ve helped many people turn their lives around from gang and knife crime. I’ve introduced many people to Jesus and Church. I’ve started Heaven Culture Music to help and provide opportunities for the younger generation, revival Nights for people to have a space to worship and encounter God, what how now Conference for youth and young adults to be empowered to make a change for good in their environments and areas.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
We have two ears and one mouth for a reason.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Ashtyn519 on Instagram and all my links are in my profile