“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

BIO
Moved early on by wise and resilient women, singer/songwriter Ali Handal wore out Carole King’s Tapestry album. 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 begin a life-long love affair with the guitar. Now based in Los Angeles, Ali unleashes sultry, groove-filled songs upon live audiences, setting the stage ablaze with fiery leads and soulful lyrics delivered by her powerhouse voice. She holds her own among the ranks of fierce axe-wielding performing songwriters like ani difranco & Larkin Poe and formidable guitarists such as Jimmy Page & Joe Perry. When asked about her music and stage presence, fans simply say “badass.”

Ali’s songs have been featured in numerous films and hit TV shows. 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), a guitar method book + audio brimming with advice for aspiring musicians, as well as encouraging quotes and remarkable songs from female songwriters in all genres.

Ali Handal’s fourth album, the Billboard-charting That’s What She Said, was produced by four-time Grammy Award winner Seth Atkins Horan, and released in 2017 on Red Parlor Records/Sony Distribution.

Ali’s most recent single Brave was released on July 29, 2022.
Produced by four-time Grammy Award winner Seth Atkins Horan.

The official music video for Brave will be released in August 2022.

Also currently in production is an official music video for Ali’s song Thank God for Birth Control, to be released in August 2022.

Guitar Therapy Session 5: Recorded on June 1, 2022
Guitar Therapy Session 3: Recorded on April 13, 2022

Touring History

International:

Australia ~ 3 weeks, including performing at the Australian Songwriters Association Awards
UK ~ 2 weeks
Tokyo ~ Performance + Artist Lecture

Festivals:

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
Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach
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

CONTACT: Alex Medrano alexmedranoromo AT gmail

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