Ari and the Alibis
Ari and the Alibis
Everyone Needs an Alibi: Multicultural Fusion Artists Ari and the Alibis Give You One.
Infusing Funk, Jazz and Samba with Blues Soul and Rock, Ari and the Alibis have created a memorable ear-catching sound. Formed in September of 2013 Ari and the Alibis quickly became one of the top acts in their native Tampa Bay music scene, as evidenced by their 2015/16 nomination for best local band in Tampa Bay and Ari for best Jazz vocalist. They also received Grammy nods in two categories: Best Rock Song (Dirty Little Secret) and Best Rock Performance (Dirty Little Secret and Bon Appetit).
Their high energy live show has landed them performance slots at renowned venues such as Skippers Smokehouse, Janus Live and the Tampa Hard Rock Casino. Their music has also spread well beyond state lines with shows in New York, Cleveland, Atlanta, Asheville, New Orleans and Austin. This winter they will be performing in California: At NAMM (Center Stage and at the Sennheiser booth), San Diego's The Holding Company, LA's Molly Malones and LA's Genghis Cohen. They are also working on their first European tour for the summer of 2017.
The group is comprised of five talented members: Arielleh “Ari” McManus (pronounced R.E.) on vocals, Nicolaas Kraster on guitar, James Dabone on Trombone, Omar Rodriguez on Bass and John “Princess” Walker on Drums. Particularly notable are Ari's powerhouse voice, filled with emotion and strength that grips the listener from the very first note, as can be experienced on their album “Dirty Little Secret”. Recorded in two sessions a year apart the album exemplifies the true talent and diversity of the group. The fifteen track CD takes the listener on a musical journey where anything is possible.
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