|Westcoast Rootsy Soul Pop
| In 2009, Ali performed at Vancouver’s JunoFest, and the following year she played several surrounding the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler and Vancouver, including singing the national anthem at the closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games.
In the summer of 2010, she graced the stage at the legendary Lilith Fair festival alongside icons like Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crowe, Erykah Badu, and Sugarland. Her music has been broadcast on CBC Radio 2 and Radio 3, and her busy performance schedule has taken her to the UK, USA, and Asia. Along the way she’s shared bills with Michael Bublé, Ron Sexsmith, Divine Brown, Barenaked Ladies, and countless others.
Ali competed on the CBC reality television show, Cover Me Canada, placing third out of thousands of applicants. During this show, Milner was joined by her high-caliber band: bassist Erik P.H. Nielsen (Rich Hope & His Evil Doers, The Poolhall Gospel), guitarist Matt Kelly (Treelines, Portage & Main) and drummer Richard Brown (Big Sugar).
Not surprisingly, critics have begun to take notice of the fast-rising Milner. The Province praised her “powerful vocals, command of the stage and fiery red locks,” while Discorder called her a soulful singer “with style and talent beyond her years”.
The Ali Milner Band is:
Ali Milner - piano/vocals
Erik P.H. Nielsen - bass
Scott Smith - guitar
Richard Brown - drums