Jamal Ali has gotten back into the groove of performing live around Spokane. Fusing contemporary R&B with classic soul, hip-hop, and even taking inspiration from classic rock and modern country, he certainly sees every musical genre as a potential influence. His voice is clear and melodic, drawing influence from the likes of Stevie Wonder. Lyrically, he can display a humble, self-deprecating sense of humor, particularly in his song "Beautifully Ugly." A versatile live performer, Jamal can give a subdued approach featuring just vocals and keys, or completely let loose with a backing band. To witness the latter, see him backed up by Mon Chéri
as he opens for Allen Stone
at The A Club this Monday. Two years after his first appearance
on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge, Jamal Ali returned with his lovingly beat-up keyboard to perform some live tunes, as well as spin tracks from "Raining Ugly: The Best of Jamal Ali" and a new recording.
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Here's a video of Jamal performing his song "Pickup Truck" live in the Local Lounge:
See him perform live in downtown Spokane this Monday, September 19th, 7pm at The A Club (416 W Sprague Ave) with Mon Cheri as his backing band as he opens for Allen Stone with Brian Griffing.
Jamal Ali was previously featured on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge on June 21st, 2009.
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