Handal is a devilishly witty songwriter whose guitar is as blue and gutsy as her lyrics
~ Vintage Guitar Magazine
A triumph… soulful singing, great musicianship, joyful songwriting – all connected and beautifully realized.
~ American Songwriter Magazine

“Dreamy singer-songwriter fare, funk workouts, and ballads spritzed with Beatles essence.”
~ Guitar Player Magazine


Moved early on by wise and resilient women, singer/songwriter Ali Handal wore out Carole King’s Tapestry album. As a cat-obsessed six-year-old (some things never change), Ali honored her initial musical heroine by naming her very first kitten “Carole.” Over the years, the sweet melodies and lyrics penned by musical sages King, Dylan, Lennon and McCartney captivated her. She had an epiphany when, as a teenager, she heard Led Zeppelin for the first time. Completely mesmerized by Jimmy Page’s seductive guitar riffs, Ali quit her piano lessons to pick up the guitar.Now based in Los Angeles, Ali unleashes sultry, groove-filled songs upon live audiences, setting the stage ablaze with fiery guitar passages and soulful lyrics delivered by her powerhouse voice. She holds her own among the ranks of fierce female performing songwriters like ani difranco and formidable guitarists such as Jimmy Page. Music Connection magazine describes her as “earthy, natural, real and loaded with talent…a singer/songwriter with something to say… a gifted artist who brings insight and intelligence to her art.” When asked about her music and stage presence, fans simply say “badass.”

Ali’s songs have been featured in numerous films and hit shows like Sex and the City, Dawson’s Creek and iCarly. She’s toured Australia, Japan and beyond, provided backing vocals for Neil Young, and shared the stage with songwriting legend Paul Williams as his featured vocalist. Also a published author, Ali penned Guitar for Girls (Hal Leonard), an exceptional guitar method book & CD brimming with advice for aspiring female musicians, as well as encouraging quotes and remarkable songs from female songwriters in all genres.

Ali Handal’s fourth album, That’s What She Said, was released September 8 on Red Parlor Records/Sony Distribution.
Produced by Four-Time Grammy Award winner, Seth Atkins Horan.

2018 Tour Dates:

For complete tour schedule, please see AliHandal.com

Touring History


Australian Tour – 3 weeks (clubs, house concerts & Australian Songwriters Awards performance)
UK Tour (Scotland, London, Manchester) – 2 week tour (clubs, pubs)
One-offs in Tokyo, London (clubs)


Tempe Music Festival, AZ
McDowell Mountain Music Festival, AZ
DairyFest! WI
Sunset Sessions ROCK!
BuFest, Malibu CA
WesFest, Hollywood CA

    Select CA Venues:

Hotel Café, LA
House Of Blues, LA
The Viper Room, LA
The Roxy, LA
Canyon Club, Agoura Hills
Genghis Cohen, LA
The Mint, LA
The Knitting Factory Hollywood, LA
Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach
Lestat’s, San Diego
Don Quixote’s, Felton
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
Soho, Santa Barbara

    Select Non-CA Venues:

The Living Room, NYC
The Cutting Room, NYC
Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
Birdland, NYC
BB King’s, Nashville TN
12th & Porter, Nashville TN
Wild Horse Saloon, Nashville TN


Bridges Auditorium, Claremont McKenna College – Full band, Opening for Jurassic 5
UCLA, Women’s Resource Fair – Solo Acoustic, Daytime concert
UCLA, Women’s Art of Expression – Solo Acoustic, Evening concert
Claremont McKenna College – Acoustic Duo, Noontime concert
Occidental College – Full Band, Noontime concert
Pomona College – Full Band, Evening concert
Bard College – “Seeds of Transformation” Conference & Concert with Neale Donald Walsch


Record Label:
Red Parlor Records
Steven Goff

Jill Kettles
Miss Jill PR

Brad Hunt
WNS Group

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