Michele Ari

Maybe music like hers never existed until right now-- but regardless, here it is... a fiesty hurricane of post-punk,indie rock, new wave, mod pop au jour. - Subba-Cultcha, London

There is a classic directness in her work, a renunciation of artifice. Rock and Reel Magazine, UK.

Sounding like Debbie Harry when she was at her best in the 80's- Music News Scotland

Keep an eye out for this lady! She's going places.- The Wig Fits All Heads, Seattle.
Through three independent EPs and live gigs in major US cities, Ari has garnered and maintained a loyal and international fan base and the support of an international press for her "earthy and emotive" yet "catchy songwriting," "bittersweet, enigmatic and revealing" vocal style and unconventional live shows that push the envelope while not jumping on current trends. She herself is known for being tenacious and high-spirited no matter what predicament she has encountered as a musician, let alone a band leader and a female to boot!

Her music has drawn comparisons to Debbie Harry and Blondie, The Psychedelic Furs, Nico, The Jam and Elvis Costello as well as Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull and even The Smiths all the while being recognized as her own artist who is simply preferring to keep company with others who accurately, yet poetically, convey back to us the human condition and who are not going for the lowest common denominator for the sake of money and fame.

For all that may be lofty in her dreams, Ari's goals are simple: To entertain and move people

Some influences and bands I have been compared to: The Psychedelic Furs, Blondie, Roxy Music, David Bowie, Blondie, Elvis Costello, (early, jangly) REM, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Jam, The Smiths, X, The Damned (true. love 'em and am currently writing a song with an early member of that band), The Pretenders, Siouxsie, oh, you get the idea. I could go on and will if you let me!