Aynsley's music has been described as deeply authentic, soothing and emotionally powerful. Some listeners have joked that they come prepared with Kleenex and razor blades at her performances. But don't worry - just as you're feeling like your heart can't take it anymore and has been wrung out fully, you'll be laughing out loud the next minute as her humour and playfulness beckons you in. Welcome to Aynsley's world; a steep, cathartic drop, a warm embrace or a giggling stroll through the emotions. It's up to you how much you let her music seep in.
In 2013, Aynsley released her first album, Take Me As I Am to a fire-capacity crowd at Hugh's Room in Toronto. A firetruck and firefighters welcomed guests at the door - a nod to her first single "Stop Drop & Roll (The Fireman Song)". Even before the single dropped, The Saskatchewan Firefighters Calendar heard the teaser preview and licensed it in their TV commercial promoting their 2012 charity calendar.
More recently Aynsley has written three social impact songs including "For The Children (No Words)" (July, 2021) inspired by the discovery of unmarked graves of Residential School children in Canada. In 2020 she recorded Covid19 inspired "Together in the Glow" (April 2020) and "Beautiful Tomorrow (a song for our planet)" was released on Earth Day 2019. This heartfelt duet features vocalist Kevin Reid and 20 youth singing background vocals. It was inspired by a whale found with 80 plastic bags in its stomach.
Aynsley began songwriting while living in New Zealand for six months as a teenager and her fascination with words and music continued through the years. While completing her degree in English and Film at the University of Western Ontario, Aynsley also discovered energy healing, eventually becoming an accredited Reiki teacher. She currently lives in Ontario and since becoming a Mom has found a new demographic of younger listeners. Aynsley is currently finishing songs for her first kids' album set for release in 2024. There may be a groundhog involved and there will certainly be some more giggles.