Ali S Biography
My pick of performers at ‘Winton’s Way out West Fest’ pub venues,
- James Dein- Sound Australia.
“He is an absolute true blue Australian gem."
- Tammy Roberts- Event Manager Julia Creek Dirt'n'Dust
Ali S hails from Boulia in North West QLD, one of the most isolated and sparsely populated places in the world. The last 12 months have been incredibly busy for Ali, with his 1st album “Couldn’t Do This On My Own”, debuting at Number 2 on the Australian iTunes Country Charts, his debut single, ‘I Need A Beer’, hitting number 3 on the Australian iTunes Country Charts and his second single, “Talking Bout Brooks and Dunn”, receiving recognition from Kix Brooks who publicly announced his love of Ali’s tribute song to the great duo.
Ali S is known to many Australia’s as the bloke who has an appreciation for the Channel Country not seen since the likes of Slim, with a voice that is likened to Buck Owens and Brooks and Dunn.
2017 saw the release of Ali's debut album, 'Couldn't Do This On My Own', and saw his album launch tour span over 7000km, with 20 shows travelling to some of the remotest parts of QLD with a 5 piece band. 'Couldn't Do This On My Own', features 12 of Ali’s songs, which tell stories about life in outback Australia. 'Couldn't Do This On My Own' was recorded at Hillbilly Hut mixed by Simon Johnson and mastered by Jeff McCormack.
2017 saw Ali graduate the CMAA, nominated for 5 People Choice Awards, 3 Australian Songwriter Awards as well as named, My Country Australia’s Album of the Year.
2018 has seen Ali continue touring Queensland and performing at some of the biggest events in Country Music, with the highlight being returning to his grass roots to perform at ‘Winton’s Way Out West Fest’, in particular playing at the famous’ North Gregory Hotel’, where it is said ‘Waltzing Matilda’ was first played, not to mention writing songs with Australia’s greatest songwriters including Matt Scullion- with the first single to be released of his 2nd album in July 2018.
Ali S is a genuine bloke with a passion for music and the country way of life. He’s a countryman whose songs reflect his strong country pride.
2016 saw the birth of Ali S in the Australian Country Music Industry, since then he achieved some outstanding accolades.
Finalist in the Australian Country Music People Choice Awards
- Best Album,
- Best Male Vocal,
- Best Ballard- Engine Angels
- Best Song- I Need A Beer
- Most Promising Future Star.
- Finalist in the National Song writing Awards- Engine Angels (Australian Category)
Semi-finalist for the Tamworth Songwriters Awards with
- Couldn't Do This On My Own,
- Can't See Me,
- Engine Angels,
- Talking Bout Brooks and Dunn
- Shortlisted for the 2017 Apra Professional Development Award
- Graduate of the Australian Academy of Country Music
I NEED A BEER- Debut Single
- #3 iTunes Country Music Charts.
- Charted for 8 weeks in Top 30 Tasmanian Charts.
- #13 Top 30 Tasmanian Charts
- Spent 6 weeks in Top 40 Country Tracks Charts
- #14 Top 40 Country Tracks Charts
- Finalist National Song Writing Awards (Country Category)
- Finalist Best Song- Australian Country Music Peoples Choice Awards
COULDN’T DO THIS ON MY OWN- Debut Album
- #2 iTunes Country Music Charts
- Named Album of the Year by My Country Australia
- Finalist Best Album- Australian Country Music Peoples Choice Awards