Name: Ali 

Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota 

Music Background: Music has been a HUGE part of my life since childhood. Growing up, singing in front of the mirror with a hairbrush was my idea of a rocking time! I was involved in many talent competitions, and loved Choir in High School. 

Music Influences: My biggest influence musically growing up was definitely Mariah Carey. Her vocal range and capabilities had me captivated. I also was influenced by Shirley Manson (Garbage), Mazzy Star, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Ann Wilson (Heart), Wilson Phillips, Lita Ford, and Joan Jett. 

Favorite Songs: So many! Vanishing (Mariah Carey), Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac), Coming back to Life (Pink Floyd), Alone (Heart), White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane), Wild Animals (Trampled by Turtles), anything by Miranda Lambert, just to name a few. 

Favorite Bands: Garbage, Flogging Molly, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd (the list goes ON...) 

Favorite Quote: "Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday." ~Rachel Hollis