Ashe set to entertain fans on the decks in The Famous Grouse Clubhouse
Former Scotland international Adam Ashe will return to Scottish Gas Murrayfield this weekend to DJ and entertain fans in the West Fan Village, whilst they raise a glass of Grouse & Ginger at The Famous Grouse Clubhouse.
Ashe played 73 times for Glasgow Warriors, before leaving in 2020 to play Major League Rugby with LA Giltinis in the USA. Following his stint in LA he went on to work in the commercial team at Glasgow Warriors, before taking on coaching roles at Stirling Wolves and then most recently at Chicago Hounds.
Speaking to scottishrugby.org about his coaching experience in Chicago, Ashe said: “I’d been coaching throughout my whole rugby career at different levels and the opportunity to go back out to America and coach professionally at Chicago Hounds was something I couldn’t say no to.
“Not many former players are lucky enough to go into coaching when they stop playing, so that was an amazing experience and I learnt a lot.
“I’ve really felt out of my comfort zone over the last six months and I felt I’ve developed a lot, so that was amazing and I’m really thankful for the opportunity.”
The 30-year-old is now back on home soil and will be returning to the home of Scottish rugby at each of the three upcoming home matches to entertain fans on the decks.
Ashe will be playing in The Famous Grouse Clubhouse and says he can’t wait to put on a show for the fans.
He added: “Throughout my whole career I’ve been doing a bit of DJing and I’ve started making music, putting some of my own music out on Spotify. I was a bit anxious about it at the start, but I’ve started to make some stuff, produce my own music and I plan on doing that to get it out there.
“There is a girl in Scotland called Hannah Laing who I look up to. She has been putting her own music out for the last four or five years, but she has now played some massive gigs. She’s from Dundee and she’s young, probably a similar age to me and she’s doing really well, which is great to see.
“We’ll be keeping the set [at Scottish Gas Murrayfield] fun, definitely music for everybody, from all sorts of different genres and eras. From as far back as the 70s, modern chart stuff and we’ll be trying to tick all the boxes. I’ll be playing music fans can have fun to, they can enjoy and relate to as well.”
On the pitch, Adam has been keeping a close eye on his former club Glasgow Warriors and the Scotland team as they build up towards the Rugby World Cup in September and he says he’s excited about the future of Scottish rugby.
Ashe added: “I was so pumped to see how well Glasgow Warriors did last season. Obviously, a new coach came in and it has been amazing to see how that has evolved and it’s good to see Glasgow back to winning ways, all the fans buzzing and everything around it is amazing to see. I was following them closely and I watched the semi-final and final [of the Challenge Cup] in the US.
“I’m really looking forward to the Rugby World Cup. I’m going to head out there for five or six days and catch up with some mates. I don’t think I’ll make a game, but it’ll be good to get out there.”
Ashe, who played six times for Scotland after making his debut against South Africa in 2014, says the next few weeks are crucial for all the players.
hey fight for their place on the plane to France and he knows first-hand how difficult this period can be.
He said: “I’ve been in that position before in 2015 where everyone is breaking themselves to try and get into the squad, but there are only a certain amount of guys who can go and I was unfortunately one of the ones who missed out, but it was a class experience, but painful towards the end.
“With all three teams Scotland are playing over the next few weeks [Italy, France and Georgia] you’re going to get extreme physicality. I think France will be a massive game, they’re probably one of the favourites to win the competition, so that’ll be a real test for Scotland. If they can get a win that will really build their confidence going into the Rugby World Cup.
“It’s an exciting time and an exciting squad. There is a mix of young guys in there, but also some guys who are world class players with amazing experience, so it’s making for an exciting competition for Scotland and I definitely think in this Rugby World Cup they can push on and do something pretty cool.”
See Adam Ashe at Scottish Gas Murrayfield pre and post match in The Famous Grouse Clubhouse when Scotland play Italy this Saturday (kick-off 3.15pm), France on Saturday 5 August (kick-off 3.15pm) and Georgia on Saturday 26 August (kick-off 5.30pm). Secure your tickets here.