Ari and the Alibis

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Ari and the Alibis

Tue · April 18, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

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 tango, Ari and the Alibis have created a memorable ear-catching sound.

For having been together for less than a year, Sarasota, Fla., fusion group Ari and the Alibis have already begun making waves in their Tampa Bay indie music scene and carry the potential to spread their music far beyond state lines. Sporting a sound most often compared to Chicago, Tedeschi Trucks and Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Depending on the speed of their songs, the genres Ari and the Alibis blend together can vary. Fast songs, for example, take on elements of funk, jazz and samba, creating a robust and vibrant sound that inspires dancing among the crowds. When they slow it down a notch, listeners are taken on a journey through blues, soul and even tango—all of which combine to create a unique, multicultural sound that they continue to develop as they wrap up their first year together. In fact, they've already amassed over a thousand fans in five cities, recorded their self-titled EP and landed a weekend at the world-famous House of Blues in Orlando.

The group is comprised of five talented members of the Sarasota music scene: Arielleh "Ari" McManus on vocals, Nicolaas Kraster on guitar, Gregg Voorhees on bass, John Walker on drums and James DaBone on trombone. Particularly notable are Ari's powerhouse voice, filled with emotion and strength that grips the listener from the very first note, as well as the standout performances of James' trombone playing, which the band says allows the faster songs to sound even more upbeat and the slower songs, even sadder and richer.

Also in the future, Ari and the Alibis plan to book a tour through the Northeast in July and a brief European tour in October, and they will be recording their debut full-length album. The group also hopes to soon get on the rosters of major world jazz festivals.
Venue Information:
Madlife Stage & Studios
8722 Main st.
Woodstock, GA, 30188