|Kelli Ali Quick Info
|5 ft 1 in
|Date of Birth
|June 30, 1974
Kelli Ali is an English singer best known for her success with the British music band, Sneaker Pimps. However, her stay with the band was short-lived as they decided to go with male vocals for future projects. Since then, she has released a number of solo projects and has earned a lot of critical acclaim for her work.
Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Singer and Musician
- Father – Michael Ali
Kelli Ali handles her representation work on her own.
Pop, Rock, Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Electronica, Dream Pop, Trip Hop
One Little Indian Records
5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
48 kg or 106 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Throughout her career, Kelli Ali has opted to keep her private life out of the media spotlight, which makes it difficult to ascertain anything about her love life and dating history.
Race / Ethnicity
Best Known For
- Being the former lead vocalist of the British trip-hop band, Sneaker Pimps. The band is best known for the popularity of their singles, 6 Underground and Spin Spin Sugar. The latter managed to peak at the 2nd spot on the US Dance music charts.
- The critical acclaim garnered by her solo albums such as Tigermouth, Rocking Horse, and Psychic Cat
In 1996, her music band released their debut studio album, Becoming X, which was certified as ‘Gold’ in Australia.
In 2003, she released her debut solo album, Tigermouth.
First TV Show
In 1997, Kelli Ali made her first TV show appearance on the Czech Republic TV show, Paskvil.
Kelli Ali Favorite Things
- Influences – Ennio Morricone, Bat For Lashes, Nico, Patti Smith, The Carpenters, AIR, Goldfrapp, Boards of Canada, Peaches, Vashti Bunyan, Devendra Banhart, Sufjan Stevens, and Bjork
Source – Facebook
Kelli Ali Facts
- She was recruited by Liam Howe and Chris Corner for their music band, Sneaker Pimps. Corner and Howe felt that the female voice was perfect for the type of music that they had envisioned.
- Before she joined Sneaker Pimps, she was working with a band called Psycho Drama. She had joined the band at the age of 16.
- Howe and Corner had gone to a pub on their band manager’s suggestion to watch Kelli perform. They realized that she was perfect for their band and hired her instantly.
- In 1998, she was asked to leave Sneaker Pimps as Corner felt that his vocal style was better suited for the type of music that they were turning to. Also, Dayton’s presence in the previous tour had caused a lot of stress for the band.
- In 2003, she was asked by the Scottish-American alternative band, Garbage, to perform with them at their tour dates.
- Earlier in her music career, she was invited by Russell Cross of the band The Lumieres to join his band as a songwriter, singer, and lead vocalist. The band had only released one major single, Cinder Hearts, therefore, she decided to focus on Sneaker Pimps.
- In December 2016, she announced via an Instagram post that she had started working on her new project, Ghostdriver, which would be a film as well as a studio album. In December 2017, it was announced that the filming had been completed and the music album was in the later stages of production.
- Visit her official website @ kelliali.com.
Featured Image by Kelli Ali / Instagram