Ashton Orlando "Ash" Beale (born September 21, 1977) is an American musician and recording proudcer, widely known for being the bass guitarist for the alternative metal band Osmosis. Prior to founding the group in 1993 alongside Marco Simmer, Beale was a part of a high school punk rock band that never made it anywhere to fame and fortune, perhaps due to excessive fighting and creative differences. His bass playing has often been compared to the styles of Fieldy (Korn) and Tony Campos (formerly from Static-X), although according to Ash, these two aren't so much inspirations as they are his favorite musicians.
Despite performing with a primarily metal band, Ash has said in numerous interviews that during his youth, he listened to only grunge music. He and bandmate Marco have been friends since childhood.
- Birth name: Ashton Orlando Beale
- Also known as: Ash, The Bassist That Is Loved
- Born: September 21, 1977 (age 38); Yuma, Arizona, United States
- Origin: Sacramento, California, United States
- Genres: Alternative metal, hardcore punk
- Occupations: Musician, record producer
- Instruments: Bass guitar, whamola, pipa, banjo, programming
- Years active: 1993-present
- Labels: Season of Mist, Serjical Strike, Century Media, Epitaph
Alongside Marco, Ash has remained the only consistent member in Osmosis. Unlike the former, though, he did not change positions; to this day, he still plays bass guitar.
- Where's My Osmosis? (1994)
- You Can't Beat Me (1995)
- I'll Have You Know (1996)
- The Dragon Ball's the Most Important Body Part (1998)
- Kenshiro Hates Company (2001)
- Break the Stars (2003)
- Where's Konata When We Need Her? (2007)
- Ospirational Tune (2008)
- Ruin and Salvation Are Two Different Things (2010)
- Soul Society (2013)
- Pull on the Strings (2013)
- Yunoverse (2014)