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Ali is based in the UK and has been a professional musician since 1994. He has worked extensively in theatre, television, radio, studio and live work. He studied with legendary UK drum teacher Bob Armstrong. Live credits include: Simply Red, Emeli Sandé, Robbie Williams, Jack Savoretti, James Morrison, The Shires, Will Young, Beverley Knight, Gabrielle, Boyzone, Rick Astley, Ward Thomas, Melanie C, Macy Gray, Ward Thomas, Ronan Keating, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, Lemar, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Kim Wilde, Anastacia, Andreya Triana, The Swingle Singers, Alfie Boe, Rhydian, Rebecca Ferguson, Katherine Jenkins, Marilyn Maye, Joe Longthorne, Joe McElderry. London West End Theatre credits include: The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Hairspray, Ghost, The Bodyguard, Legally Blonde, Sister Act, Spamalot, Thriller Live!, Made In Dagenham, Flashdance, Fame, Shoes the Musical, Grease, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Oliver!, Dirty Dancing, I Can’t Sing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Made In Dagenham, Memphis, School of Rock, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Other credits include: The Girls (workshop), Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Crucible, Sheffield), Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall). Pixar In Concert (Eden Project, Cornwall). TV Work Includes: Maxxx (E4), Pineapple Studios (SKY Television), Noson Lawen, Wales (S4C Television), Her Cylchdaith Cymru Concert, Rhyl, Wales (S4C Television), Noson Lawen, Eisteddfod, Concert Abergavenny, Wales (S4C Television). Radio credits include: Paul Jones Show (BBC Radio 2), Magic of Christmas, London Palladium (Magic Radio), Radio Javan. Studio credits include: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Original London Cast), Smokestack , Shahrzad, Stuart Brooks Ninth Edition, Anthony Strong, Talc, Vimala.
Sizes: 20", 22", 24"
Sound character: Full, rich, fairly bright, solid. Medium range, clean mix. Controlled and even feel. Very nice and sparkling stick sound supported by a breathy layer of wash. Perfectly balanced. A dynamic all around cymbal for many musical styles played at moderate level.
Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19", 20", 22"
Sound character: Silvery, breathy, transparent. Fairly wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Soft shimmering and velvety feel. A light crash cymbal with a definite retro character suited for many styles in that music genre.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Rich, warm, full, silvery with a light touch. Wide range, fairly complex mix. Soft feel, easy to control. Lively, responsive and warm open sound. Full, precise chick sound. Versatile hi-hat for medium loud settings, perfectly suited for studio applications.