I've known Ali for what seems like years now, sitting in the Anchor at Sidmouth enjoying the atmosphere and the general "craic" . Who needs more?
I forget now when I first heard Ali with guitar accompaniment, it could have been somewhere in Sidmouth or it could even have been at Miskin. All I do know is the total effect is magic. If demo CDs wore out I'd be on my tenth copy by now - if I'm not playing it then Toby is !
Anyway, have a listen to this , its Ali with Chris King on Guitar, then come to Miskin this Easter and see and hear the real thing. If you think the music is warm, just get to know the girl behind it, one of the nicest people I know.
A couple of years ago at Sidmouth, Ali played in the afternoon Showcase in the Bedford and was one of the few invited back for the "best of the week " showcase on the Friday. You will see why, this weekend.
The audio clip "Dear Diary"is from a demo disc not commercially available. With thanks to Margaret Walters and John Marner, at present in Australia.