Ali Carter
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Ali Carter

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Jazz Folk


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"Ali Carter Interview"

Interview by Jacqui James

SYDNEY SINGER/SONGWRITER AND all-rounded artist Ali Carter is someone who’s passionate about continuously learning about her craft! Since she was five, Ali did dancing classes and she enrolled in private singing lessons. But her hunger to learn about music didn’t end there; Ali has kept with studies since high school.

Ali’s heavenily voice was noticed by Triple J when she wrote four songs that appeared on a CD which was included in the Bondi Wave music programme in the year 2000. Ali’s songs were a hit on Triple J. She can turn Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun into something totally unrecognisable! (see further down)

In 2003 Ali forming her band Alicats played regular gigs before bravely deciding to try her luck in London. There for two years Ali played in jazz clubs with talented instrumentalists. After the tragedy of the London bombings Ali was asked to perform at a commemorative event.

After returning to Australia in 2007, Ali teamed up with a pianist doing residency gigs in Western Australia. When Ali went back to her hometown Sydney, she embarked on further studies receiving distinctions in seven out of twelve subjects proving her never-ending passion of the ins and outs of music.

During a trip to The Big Apple, Ali began playing a traditional African instrument called a Mbira (otherwise known as the “thumb piano”. After another trip to New York, Ali begun intensive jazz studies, ensuring she could be her best in jazz. In 2013 Ali recorded one of her favourite Aretha Franklin songs with the help of several producers who have helped the likes of Whitney Houston, Paula Abdul and Hall and Oates.

So thankyou Ali for taking the time to be interviewed, especially when you’re such a busy woman! Also a special mention to Tessa!
- Gigs n Interviews Australia,interview by Jacqui James


Still working on that hot first release.



With a honey toned voice, and a jazz/pop/folk/soul inflected sound, Sydney singer and songwriter, Ali Carter weaves her stories through music that allows the magic and grace of both the pure joy, and the deep struggle to evolve, taking the listener through a musical kaleidoscope of humanity, with passion, humility and sincerity. 

With grandparents treading the boards in the Australian vaudeville theatre, singing harmonies in the kitchen with her music educator mother, and being exposed to an eclectic record collection at a young age, music was clearly in the blood, and the great love and feeling for it, ingrained early on. 

Ali studied music privately, from her early teens, and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She spent many years performing with various ensembles in a range of styles, including three productions with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of W.A, as lead singer for Sydney funk band, Blue Inc, and her own jazz group, The Alicats.

She was eventually reunited with the humble ukulele - with which she sang songs as a young girl with her grandfather - and having penned poetry and lyrics for many years, the marriage of word and music began, and the stories and experiences began morphing into songs.

Ali proudly considers herself a global citizen, and was fortunate to tour in Croatia and the United Kingdom before landing in New York in 2012.  And as many before her can say, her heart was brazenly taken, and she now calls Brooklyn home. 

Prior to relocating, Ali worked with producer and multi-instrumentalist V Jeffrey Smith (Hall and Oates, Whitney Houston, Soul Folk Experience,The Family Stand) and she has just completed recording with New York based, English producer, Harvey Jones (Donna Lewis, Robbie Dupree, Chris Betti)

Her debut album, Songs of Longing, is set for release January 2016.

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