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Native Ali Critelli is a vocalist and
songwriter on a mission. Originally from Niagara Falls, New York and
performing professionally since the age of 7, over the years Ali has been
sought out to perform with and co-write for numerous projects; including
teaming up with Robby Takac from the Goo Goo Dolls with
their electro-pop group, Amungus.
Her soulful timbre, wide vocal range, and eclectic musical influences have shaped her to be one of the most in demand vocalists in the Western New York music scene. Her voice can be heard on numerous local radio and television commercial work as well as recorded music industry sessions. In fact, it was her interpretation of an Aretha Franklin tune that landed her a plane ticket to L.A for the Voice Season II.
Fronting her own band, Ali Critelli + Co. she can be found performing over 200 dates per year throughout WNY. They cover mostly Top 40 hits, creating entertainment and atmosphere that guarantees a good time. Still, she felt the need to tell her own story and make her mark as an original artist writing original music.
After independently releasing her singles “Thankfully” & “Loose Grip“; a new and unlikely duo collaborated with Ali on her latest single, “Show Me Love.” Fellow Buffalo natives and national independent recording artists, BREAKERBOX, the writing & production team of vocalist Christina DeNee' & drummer Scott Calandra, helped Ali to take her Pop/R&B sound to a new level. As a result, “Show Me Love” was born. Engineered and Mixed by Scott Calandra of BREAKERBOX, and Mastered by nationally acclaimed, Grammy Award winner Joe Palmaccio, known for his work mastering recordings by many artists including Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, and Alicia Keys. “Show Me Love” is a fresh sound combining Pop, R&B, and Hip Hop influences that the team hopes will resonate with audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
“The song was written out of heartbreak but I hope it empowers anyone struggling in their relationship. Perhaps the song will say for them what they can’t say for themselves.” - Ali
Ali prides herself on writing music that stems from personal experience. The lyrics of all three of her singles tell a story and invite you into her heart and soul, exposing raw truths of love and loss.
“I want to be the voice for those that don’t know how to express what they are feeling. That’s the beauty of music. Being an artist and a writer is a powerful means to reach people and influence an audience in a positive way.” – Ali
“Show Me Love” is an irresistible, effervescent pop-anthem that gives a playful nod to 90s Pop hits & R&B jams. Ali is ready to showcase this single and give it the proper push for a wider audience via radio and television.
While 2017 was an exciting year for Ali in her music career, she feels 2018 will top that. She continues to work in the studio writing and collaborating on new material, ready to be released this spring. Her listeners can expect to hear a combination of electronic and live instrumentation, as well as more candid lyrics and even an anthem-style song that will inspire you to chase your dreams. Catch one of her shows locally to hear for yourself what so many others are buzzing about!