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Ainsley Costello started performing when she was seven years old in school talent shows and musical theatre productions. She has studied piano, guitar, vocal performance and songwriting. At the age of 13 Ainsley began live performances around the Pacific Northwest, backed by a full band of adult professional musicians.
Between 2017 and 2019 she performed 100+ engagements in Washington, California, Florida and Nashville, TN. A few of the more notable performances have included shows at the The Bite of Seattle, The Taste of Tacoma, The Songwriter round at NAMM in 2019 (and upcoming 2020) and most recently a set at the Breedlove Guitars Americana Fest Stage in September 2019.
At 14 years old, Ainsley became one of Breedlove Guitars youngest endorsed artists. Heavily influenced by strong female country artists such as Caitlyn Smith, Caroline Jones, Kelsea Ballerini and Taylor Swift, Ainsley also finds strong inspiration from alternative genre breakers such as Sara Bareilles and Tori Kelly.
Her debut album, You Know I Am, Ainsley Costello will be released on March 6, 2020. Her catchy country-pop songs like Self Conscious, Fourth of July and Dumb Blonde touch on what it's like to be a teenage girl today. But, you will also find her diving deeper on tracks such as Waste My Time and You Know I Am a song that hits hard at the criticism of pursuing a career in todays music industry as a female artist.
The very first single, "Self Conscious", now streaming on all major platforms. The debut album coming March 6, 2020! Stay tuned for more new music over the next few weeks!
Inspiring Youth Music
"Ainsley Costello is a story of hard work, perseverance and success. As a young uprising star of the modern music industry, she has a story worth sharing with every student in the nation, Ainsley showcases her love of music and outstanding talent in her songwriting and performing. Her songs tell a story of female empowerment that inspires young people to follow her path and to find a passion for music of their own. Her youthfulness, energy and passion are conveyed and relateable to everyone in the audience. When Ainsley visited Southside School, she delivered a measure of inspiration, education and entertainment. Our students can be taught many academic disciplines in the classroom, but the only way for them to get the feeling of the real world job application is to experience it through presenters and performers like Ainsley, that they can identify with. Being only a few years older than our students, Ainsley was very easy for them to relate to. Many of our students, following her footsteps, showed a strong interest in playing guitars, writing their own songs and seeking performance opportunities after meeting her. Even adults with a deeper appreciation for the performing arts thoughrougly enjoyed Ainsley's fun-tastic assembly performing for our whole school of over 600+ students".
Sergei Glushonkov, Music Director Southside School for the Arts
#thefuture is female
In 2020 Ainsley's campaign based on the movement #futureisfemale will reach thousands of primary, middle and high schoolers across the nation. Her 20 minute to 1 hour assemblies speak about why music matters in our schools and in our lives. The idea behind the movement is:
Music makes us:
Happy, friends, interesting, leaders, good stewards & musicians. Music will take you places and give you opportunities to see the world in ways that you never thought possible.
Stay tuned for more information as it is rolled out in 2020 or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss an assembly at your school.