Dublin, County Dublin
Change is in the air and the time is now for a new face of music to emerge in the form of multi-talented singer-songwriter ZALI.
The Dublin based rising star has been singing for as long as she can remember. Encouraged to join the church choir at a very young age, she rose quickly from chorus to soloist in her pre-teen and early teenage years. Discovering her talent and passion for singing through performing to crowds ranging from the hundreds to thousands, she found a love and comfort on the stage.
With influences ranging from the likes of Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Amy Winehouse, Toni Braxton, Duffy, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Frank Ocean, Maxwell, Luther Vandross, Beyonce, Rebecca Ferguson, Elle Varner, Melanie Fiona, and Emeli Sande, ZALI has surprisingly separated the influences and managed to form a cross-genre unique sound.
ZALI possesses an intensely powerful and wide vocal range honed through years of vigorous vocal training to produce a sound reminiscent of old school R&B mixed with Pop-soul.
Despite the pop undertones inherent in her soul filled lyrics/songs, her live performances are undeniably captivating and intoxicating to the soul. Her personality and sensuality flows through from her voice to her subtle and unique dance style leaving audiences enthralled in a constant state of good vibes.
ZALI is set apart from the rest of her peers through her unique ability to feel the joy within every song, be it a sad love song or a song that brings to mind the pain and struggle we all go through in life, she expertly transforms lyrics through a combination of lively and soul filled beats to form a resonating bounce to put listeners in a state of intoxicating joy.
For ZALI as an artist, the creative process carries as much of a thrill as performing. In the months leading up to her decision to give up her career in the Finance world to pursue music full-time, she would have moments sitting in the offices for one of the world’s largest investment banks and a melody or concept would pop into her mind and she would fight hard to hold on to the vibe counting down the hours until she could get to her piano to expand on and write out vocals to form a song.
She is restlessly creative and looks at herself not just as a singer and songwriter, but as a writer in the truest form writing fiction, short stories, poems, and inspirational quotes – anything to express the multifaceted woman that she is within.
2017 has a lot to see from ZALI as she gears up to release brand new music for her first ever independent EP.