Kara Ali is a singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter hailing from New Jersey and currently residing in New York City. She has been writing a fusion of rock, folk and soul since she was in High School, during which she often played in the musicals and attended summer programs at NJPAC, Paper Mill Playhouse and Stagedoor Manor. In college, she was the front woman and songwriter for “The Cables”, a band that she started out at Northwestern University in Chicago that combined elements of rock, jazz and soul. While at Northwestern, Kara also studied sound design, developing many of the skills that have led her to experiment with producing her own music.
Kara has played at venues ranging from Chicago’s “Uncommon Ground” to NY’s Historic “Bitter End”, where she was part of the historic Songwriter’s Circle. Solo, she recorded her last two EPs, Time Grasp and Lake Michigan’s Chill. at Soundwaves Studio in Union, NJ where she worked with producer, Thomas Stratton. Her EPs were sent off to be mastered by West West Side Music’s Alan Douches , who had worked on albums for the likes of everyone from Sufjan Stevens, to Toro Y Moi to Ben Folds.
Currently, Kara is signed to EarGoo Media as a songwriter, while working on her first full-length album, which will be due out later in 2013. She is working with a collective called Leaders of the Present, which includes Pop Artists, Reggae Artists, Rappers, R&B Singers and Producers alike. Her new material will be genre-conflicting, with echoes of rock, soulful vocals and beats leaning toward R&B and Hip Hop. A non-conventionalist by nature, Kara can’t wait to share her new sounds and change the world with #Love&Music.