writer, PRODUCER, LEAD ARTIST
vocalist, storyteller, interpreter: a soulful, velvety voice that crosses over from soul to rock to pop to jazz with ease and emotional honesty. ali has performed as lead and support artist in theatre, children’s theatre, musical theatre, jazz, cabaret, americana and pop productions and concerts. apart from steering the magic carpet of ali & the thieves, ali tours and records as backing vocalist for Canadian artist, jane siberry with Peter Kiesewalter, Kevin Fox and Rebecca Jenkins; and with CurtisJSocial. ali has appeared at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, International Leonard Cohen Festival (Dublin), Noosa Long Weekend, Sydney and New York Fringe Festivals, the Sydney Opera House, The Basement, Camelot Lounge, New York’s Joe’s Pub, The Duplex and The Iridium, the DUMBO Archway and Superfine in Brooklyn.
musical director, keys man, collaborator
composer of music and creator of sound design for theatre, television and film projects. He has performed in opera, musical, jazz, theatre productions and in concert at Sydney Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Noosa Long Weekend, and the Sydney and New York Fringe Festivals.
Daryl formed The Wallis Trio in 1999 to explore the classic songbooks of jazz, broadway and contemporary song. They have featured in cabaret performances and recordings by Mitchell Butel, Jenny Vuletic, Natalie Gamsu, Fiona Ruth and in its current configuration with Ali Babs as Ali & The Thieves, with performances of Leonard Cohen Koans in Sydney, New York and Dublin, and in The Royal Seed at the Sydney Opera House.