5 Seconds of Summer Wiki

Ashton Fletcher Irwin (born July 7, 1994) is an Australian singer-songwriter and the drummer of 5 Seconds of Summer, along with band members Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, and Michael Clifford.

Ashton was not an original member of the band, he only joined in December 2011 when 5 Seconds of Summer was in need of a drummer for a gig. He is the oldest member of the band.

Early Life

Ashton Fletcher Irwin was born in Hornsby, Australia on July 7, 1994. He is the eldest child of Anne Marie Irwin, with a younger half-sister named Lauren Dawkins and a younger half-brother named Harry Dawkins and was raised in Australia. His father’s name is unknown as his parents separated when he was young. He holds an Australian nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. Ashton attended and graduated from Richmond High School. Prior to the formation of 5 Seconds of Summer, Irwin formed a jazz-funk band with his classmates named "Swallow the Goldfish" during his high school years. After leaving the band, Irwin went on to study music at a TAFE college for a year before deciding to quit due to his commitment to 5 Seconds of Summer.


From early childhood, Ashton was fascinated by music. After getting his own drum set, his step-father and uncle (both in bands) taught him to play. The first song Ashton ever learned on drums was Holiday by Green Day. Over the years, he learned to play the piano, saxophone, and guitar as well.

Before he was asked to join 5SOS, Ashton hated the band since they would always forgot the words to songs while they made their YouTube videos. He joined as the band's drummer on December 3, 2011.

In September 2020, Ashton released his solo project, Superbloom. Although he remains a part of the band, Ashton wanted to experiment on the side and document his won journey through music, depression, addiction, and relationships.

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Personal Life


Anne Marie

Lauren Dawkins

Harry Dawkins