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⭐️Backstage with Ali⭐️

⭐️Backstage with Ali⭐️ is a VIP club for folks who want a closer connection with me.

Each Month, You'll Receive:

  • An Unreleased Original Song
    (audio and/or video)

  • A Classic Rock Cover Song
    (audio and/or video)

  • An Exclusive Behind-The Scenes Video

  • A VIP-Only Online Hangout/Concert with me - archived right here

  • Inspiration for you in YOUR creative endeavors​!

  • Inclusion in our own private ⭐️Backstage with Ali⭐️ Facebook Group

  • Plus, various & random surprises (cuz that's how I roll) 😉

Current member Jim says: 
“As always – ever inspired by you! I wouldn’t have even picked up a guitar again after 3 decades if not for you!!”

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“Not only are you an amazing singer and musician but you have also created a personal pathway to your fans…Backstage With Ali gives us a great way to connect with you.”

As a Thank You for becoming a member and joining me on this online adventure, your monthly price is $10/month, for as long as you’d like to hang out Backstage with me. That means that whenever the price goes up, YOUR price stays the same.

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26 Months

September 2019 - If I Had Your Life, Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin), Our House (Crosby Stills and Nash), The Artist's Way

Welcome Backstage! 

Here are your September 2019 Goodies! 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • If I Had Your Life ~ Solo Acoustic August 2019
  • If I Had Your Life ~ Band Rehearsal May 2019
  • Inspiring Reads: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
  • Whole Lotta Love ~ Band Rehearsal March 2009
  • Our House ~ Acoustic Rehearsal with Upright Bass June 2007

This month's goodies include video & audio of a new song that I haven't yet recorded, as well as exclusive rehearsal audio of classic rock cover songs I've never shared with anyone before.

I included TWO cover songs this month, as the Led Zeppelin song is a short song snippet we spontaneously fell into at rehearsal ~ but even though it's not the complete song, I wanted to share it with you cuz it's such a fun twist on the original.

PRO TIP: If you go through everything in this module, you'll earn enough Engagement Points (EPs) to unlock a special Bonus Module where you juuuuust might find a complete cover of one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs...just sayin!

Bonus Content - September 2019

When you've viewed at least 3 pieces of content, this Bonus Module will unlock & you can see what's inside! 🗝

October 2019 - Everything Happens, Too Much Time On My Hands (Styx), Meet My Guitars

Here are your October 2019 Goodies! 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Everything Happens 
  • Too Much Time On My Hands (Styx)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: Meet My Guitars

This month's offerings include video & audio of a new song I haven't yet recorded, as well as an exclusive video of me covering my favorite Styx song in a laid-back, bluesy way.

In the "Meet My Guitars" video -- you'll meet 5 of my instruments, and hear the stories behind how I acquired each one (involving some very personal stories re: ex-boyfriends 😱). I'll be sure to record a "Meet My Guitars ~ Part 2" in the future, as there are many more beauties for me to introduce to you. 😀

Bonus Content - October 2019

When you've earned at least 7 Engagement Points (EPs), this Bonus Module will unlock & you can see what's inside! 🗝

November 2019 ~ Even When, I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty), Recording Studio Behind-The-Scenes: Choosing the Right Key for "Come Together" (The Beatles)

Here are your November 2019 Goodies! 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Even When (2 versions)
  • I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)
  • Recording Studio Behind-the-Scenes: Choosing the Right Key for "Come Together"

This month's offerings includes two different audio versions of a song I haven't ever recorded, as well as an exclusive video of me covering my favorite Tom Petty song ~ and the story behind why he was inspired to write it.

In this month's "Behind the Scenes" video you'll get a sneak peek into the process my producer and I went through in order to choose which key to record "Come Together" in. As you'll see, I could sing it in either key, but to us, one of the keys was more pleasing to listen to than the other.

Stay tuned as I release more behind-the-scenes studio footage this month...It's because of YOUR SUPPORT that I get to record this month, so THANK YOU!💖

Bonus Content ~ November 2019

December 2019 ~ Slow Burn, Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin), Behind-the-Scenes: My Carry-On Travel Rig

Here are your December 2019 Goodies! 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Slow Burn
  • Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: My Carry-On Travel Rig 

This month's offerings include a new song I wrote with Patricia Bahia called "Slow Burn," a slowed-down, solo electric version of Immigrant Song (just me & my Les Paul), and a "Behind the Scenes" video of me showing you the technology I use to practice electric guitar when I'm traveling (this is also the rig I used for November's Facebook Live).

January 2020 ~ Shut Your Mouth & Do Something, Criminal (Fiona Apple), The War of Art (New Year's Encouragement & Motivation!)

Here are your January 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Shut Your Mouth & Do Something (No Guitar Solo/Unmixed)
  • Criminal (Fiona Apple)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Happy New Year!!!

This month, I'm thrilled to be sharing my new, bluesy version of the song "Shut Your Mouth" with you. If you're familiar with the original version of the song (from the album "Make Your Move) ~ you might be pretty surprised by how different (and awesome!) it is now 😲 ~ complete with slide guitar & a funky rhythm section!

I'm also including my version of Fiona Apple's 1990s hit "Criminal," which, I guess as we enter the 2020's (!), could now be classified as a "classic" song (not to make us feel old or anything! LOL) I love this song, and had a lot of fun arranging a groovy version of it for solo acoustic guitar.

And to help us all ring in the New Year on a positive note, I picked out my very favorite passages from one of my all-time favorite books: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

I can't recommend this book highly enough -- it's SO inspiring if there's ANYTHING you want to change about your life. The video I made is a bit on the longer side (almost 19 minutes) ~ so I had to split it into 2 parts to upload it. I urge you to watch both parts, as it ends on a very positive and inspiring note to prepare you for the New Year!

February 2020 ~ Brave, Way Over Yonder (Carole King), Behind-the-Scenes: Meet My Guitars, Pt. 2, PREVIEW & Download of "Shut Your Mouth and DO Something"

Here are your February 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Brave
  • Way Over Yonder (Carole King)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: Meet My Guitars, Pt. 2

Happy February!!

This month, I'm excited to share a BRAND new song with you ~ it's something I started last year, then brought Patricia Bahia in to co-write, but hadn't finished yet. Needing a new song by February 1, I finished writing it on the plane ride from LA to Dallas on January 31 ~ thanks, deadline! 😜

I've also included a bluesy electric guitar version of Carole King's "Way Over Yonder." I was inspired to approach it a la Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn, guitar-wise, and am NOW inspired to learn some Jimi Hendrix ballads to dive into that approach deeper.

For our Behind-the-Scenes video this month, I'm introducing you to four more of my guitars ~ ones that don't usually leave the house. A couple of them are quite unique and vintage...

March 2020 ~ Pour Me Another, Torn ~ Live From The Lady Loft, Behind-the-Scenes: Aerosmith Gear Talk With My Guitar Guru Bob DeMarco

Here are your March 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Pour Me Another
  • Torn
  • Behind-the-Scenes: Aerosmith Gear Talk With My Guitar Guru Bob DeMarco

Happy March!!

This month, I'm excited to share a *vintage* song with you (about drinking wine! 😜) ~ something I had lyrics for but didn't have music I loved till I re-wrote it last year. It's called "Pour Me Another." 🍷

I've also included a cover of one of my favorite pop songs ~ but I perform a version closer to how the original songwriters recorded it, as opposed to the super-famous version that became a #1 hit single.

For our Behind-the-Scenes video this month, I'm introducing you to Bob DeMarco ~ my guitar gear guru, who's been helping me revamp my sound & my guitar's pedalboard for RagDolls (the Aerosmith tribute band where I play Joe Perry's guitar parts note-for-note). 

April 2020 ~ The High Road, Gallows Pole (Led Zeppelin), Gallows Pole ~ Guitar Lesson, Stories Behind The Songs: Breathing Underwater (the Album)

Here are your April 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • The High Road ~ Solo Dobro
  • Gallows Pole (Led Zeppelin)~ Solo Acoustic
  • Gallows Pole (Led Zeppelin)~ Guitar Lesson
  • Breathing Underwater: Stories Behind the Songs

Happy April!

Well, it sure is a strange time these days. I hope you're hanging in there and staying healthy & sane. 

This month I tried to give you a little extra to do ~ for those of you who are guitar players, anyway. There's a mini-guitar lesson on how to play the Led Zeppelin version of "Gallows Pole," as well as my own take on the song. This cover was requested by member Randy S. 😀 

Member Doug G. requested I tell the stories behind some of my acoustic songs, so for the Behind-The-Scenes video this month, I go through all the songs on my acoustic album "Breathing Underwater" and talk about the stories behind the songs.

Stay safe, and enjoy! 🌺

May 2020 ~ Coast, Beautiful (Linda Perry), Behind the Scenes: The Songwriting Process

Here are your May 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Coast (Original song performed by a 4-girl band)
  • Beautiful (Linda Perry Cover)
  • Behind the Scenes: The Songwriting Process

Happy May!

This month, I bring you a couple of bittersweet songs (must be the pandemic!), as well as a peek into my songwriting process, as requested by Bryan G.

The first song, Coast, is an original I started many years ago. I found the bones of it in my "Unfinished Lyrics" file and it felt right to complete it this month.

Beautiful -- a song made famous by Christina Aguilera -- is one of my absolute favorites, and was written by Linda Perry (formerly of 4 Non Blondes). I highlight this song in my book "Guitar For Girls," and I highly recommend searching YouTube to see Linda Perry performing it herself. I got to see her play it solo at a music conference and it was incredibly moving. 

June 2020 ~ I'm So Bored, Angel (Sarah McLachlan), Behind the Scenes: Getting Through Tough Times

Here are your June 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • I'm So Bored 
  • Angel (Sarah McLachlan Cover)
  • Behind the Scenes: Getting Through Tough Times

Happy June!

This month, I bring you a new original song that I  "co-wrote" with my Uncle Roger, who passed away when I was 15. Also, my version of Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" (along with the lyrics & chord chart), and an answer to Ali-Cat Bryan G's question about how I dealt with hard times, when others didn't believe in me. 😍

Bonus Content ~ June 2020

I've been mining my archives for old photos & memorabilia to share...

July 2020 ~ Everything Happens (Early Mix), Desperado (Eagles), Behind-the-Scenes: Everything Happens ~ Recording During a Pandemic

Here are your July 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Everything Happens (Early Mix)
  • Desperado (The Eagles Cover)
  • Behind the Scenes: Recording "Everything Happens" During a Pandemic

Happy July!

This month, I'm sharing an original song that seems really appropriate during these pandemic times... it's a rough mix of "Everything Happens" (a demo I shared in ⭐️Backstage With Ali⭐️ in October). I'll be officially releasing this song in August, but you'll be receiving the final master recording right here in ⭐️Backstage With Ali⭐️ in a couple of weeks ~ once I record the final vocal and guitar solo on the outro, as well as have producer Seth Atkins Horan mix it. What you'll hear on this early mix is a "scratch vocal" (basically, a placeholder), as well as an idea of how the recording will sound ~ VERY different from the solo acoustic songwriting demo I shared back in October.

I also tackled one of my favorite Eagles songs: Desperado. WOW, are those chords hard to play on guitar! But man, what an amazing song... well worth learning... I have SO much fun singing this one!

And for our behind-the-scenes video this month, I'm sharing some video I took in my first in-person recording session with Seth since the pandemic. I wore my stylish mask for the session (as opposed to my cute yellow mask with llamas on it 😜), and we stayed as far apart from each other as possible (usually at least 10 feet). It worked great, and I'm really looking forward to spending more time finishing up the recordings we started many months ago!

Enjoy! 🤩

August 2020 ~ Stay Sexy, Everything Happens, Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd), Stories Behind The Songs: Make Your Move

Here are your August 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Stay Sexy
  • Everything Happens
  • Have a Cigar (Pink Floyd)
  • Stories Behind The Songs: Make Your Move (Album)

Happy August!

This month we have a very quirky original song inspired by a podcast called "My Favorite Murder," the final recording of "Everything Happens" 3 weeks before it's released, as well as my take on Pink Floyd's classic "Have a Cigar" (that was a FUN song to learn!). And I spend some time telling you the stories behind all the songs on my 3rd album, Make Your Move.

Bonus Content ~ August 2020

1. Imagination ~ This is a song from the Make Your Move sessions that didn't make it onto the album. I didn't feel like it fit in with the rest of the songs on the record, but I still enjoy the recording and thought you might like to hear it, if you haven't already. 😊

2. Come Together ~ Lead Vocal Session
On July 31, I recorded lead vocals for my version of Come Together, to be released in September. Here's a little snippet from one of my favorite takes.

September 2020 ~ Best Friends, Walk This Way (Aerosmith), Stories Behind The Songs: Dirty Little Secret (Album)

Here are your September 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Best Friends
  • Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
  • Stories Behind The Songs: Dirty Little Secret (Album)

Happy September! 

This month, I'm thrilled to be sharing a new original song called Best Friends 🐶😻, as well as my own take on Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" ~ my favorite Aerosmith song! For the "Behind the Scenes" video this month, I'm sharing the Stories Behind the Songs from my album "Dirty Little Secret," which was released in 2000. 🎶

October 2020 ~ Perennial, Come Together (The Beatles Cover), Behind-the-Scenes: RagDolls Rehearsal

Here are your October 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Come Together (The Beatles)
  • Perennial ~ Co-Written with Patricia Bahia
  • Behind-the-Scenes: RagDolls Rehearsal

Happy October! 

This month, I'm excited to give you a copy of my next single ~ my cover of The Beatles' "Come Together" 💞 The original song I wrote this month is called Perennial ~ I co-wrote it with Patricia Bahia, and I included a video we shot the night we finished draft #1 (I don't think it'll change much, but I'm leaving the possibility open...)

For our "Behind the Scenes" video this month, Alex has put together a montage of snippets from a recent RagDolls rehearsal. Because of Covid-19, we're rehearsing outdoors (in singer Susie's backyard, in front of the pool, as you'll see 😉). Because our other guitarist had food poisoning the night of the rehearsal, I'm the only guitar player (a little weird for an Aerosmith tribute band). I'll be sharing more rehearsal snippets with you soon, as we prepare for our first show at the end of October! 💖

November 2020 ~ Shut Your Mouth & Do Something (Instrumental Remix), RagDolls - Same Old Song And Dance (Live 2020), Behind-the-Scenes: RagDolls Soundcheck/Pre-Show

Here are your November 2020 Goodies! 🎉 🎸 🎶 🎉

  • Shut Your Mouth & Do Something (Instrumental Remix)
  • RagDolls - Same Old Song And Dance (Live 2020)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: RagDolls Soundcheck/Pre-Show

Happy November! 

Last month was (almost) all about preparing for RagDolls' first show (I'm still recovering!😅) ~ so that's reflected in your November goodies😍

The cover song is the RagDolls' performance of Aerosmith's "Same Old Song and Dance" from our show. I was really happy with my performance on this one -- over the past year of prep, I've gotten way more comfortable & proficient with my slide guitar playing, thanks to this song and the first song of the set, "Draw The Line."

For your Behind-The-Scenes video I've included a montage of show-day prep, including what our performance space *actually* looked like (pretty different from the way it looked at showtime!). We had a BLAST the whole day, and I hope that comes through. 💖

I *did* manage to find a bit of time to re-work "Shut Your Mouth and Do Something" into a high-energy instrumental track featuring a meeeeean blues-harp. I've included that for you, as well as the story leading to the new version, and am planning to share a new original song with you soon!

December 2020 ~ Slay It, Oh! Darling (The Beatles), Behind The Songs: That's What She Said

🎉 Here are your December 2020 Goodies! 🎉  

  • Slay It
  • Oh! Darling (The Beatles): Live From The Lady Loft
  • Behind-the-Songs: That's What She Said

Happy December! 

How do you like these ornaments?! I made 'em myself, based on some YouTube tutorials from Ali-Cat (and all-around awesome woman) Lahle 💖 If you wanna spend some time relaxing with a fun, new, colorful hobby, get yourself some glitter glue & acrylic paints (and ornaments!) and have at it! Here's a link: https://lahle.com/hand-painted-ornaments/throwing-ornaments-using-reverse-dirty-flip-technique.html

This month, I've included a new song I co-wrote with producer Seth Atkins Horan, called "Slay It." For the cover song, I thought I'd play "Oh! Darling," as it was so fun to sing on this month's livestream ~ I have a feeling I'll be doing more with this one! 💖 And for our behind-the-scenes video this month, I've recorded "That's What She Said: Behind The Songs." Not as dramatic as "Behind the Music," 😉 but hopefully you'll find the origins of these songs interesting (or at least, entertaining! 😜) Happy Holidays!!!

January 2021 ~ Light The Way, Dirty Laundry/Controversy Mashup (Don Henley/Prince), Ali Handal & Team's 2020 Recap

🎉 Here are your January 2021 Goodies! 🎉  

  • Light The Way
  • Dirty Laundry/Controversy Mashup (Don Henley/Prince)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: Ali Handal & Team's 2020 Recap

Happy New Year! 

Let's raise a toast to 2021!!! And give 2020 a swift kick in the you-know-where... 😜

This month, I share a brand-new first draft of a song I'm writing with Susie Major (lead singer of RagDolls), as well as a mashup of two songs I love: Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" and Prince's "Controversy" 💖💖

I had fun making the video using the "Acapella" app ~ and having three different colored Ali faces singing backup 😉

For our Behind-The-Scenes video this month, my assistant Alex suggested we do a 2020 recap / Meet Ali's team video. I loved the idea ~ I hope you enjoy meeting Alex & Addison, as well as hearing about how we felt about 2020 ~ the bad and the silver linings ~ and what we're hoping for 2021. 🌈

February 2021 ~ Next To Me (Early Version), I Can't Go For That / You Give Love A Bad Name (Mashup), Behind-The-Scenes: Ali On The Price Is Right

🎉 Here are your February 2021 Goodies! 🎉  

  • Next To Me (Early Version)
  • I Can't Go For That / You Give Love A Bad Name Mashup (Hall & Oates/Bon Jovi)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: Ali On The Price Is Right

Happy February! 

This month I had a BLAST learning Hall & Oates "I Can't Go For That," which sounded suspiciously like another 80s rock hit that I felt the need to mash up with the poppier Hall & Oates song 😜 

My original song this month is a song I co-wrote in the studio with my producer Seth Atkins Horan. I'm including the "first draft" at the beginning of the month and will also add the final master recording as soon as we finish it. 

And, by special request from "Ali-Cat" Chuck: our Behind-The-Scenes video this month is the story of my first appearance playing guitar on "The Price Is Right" 🤩 It was a fun, ridiculous experience that is fun to share!

March 2021 ~ But I Do (2021 Remix), Man In The Mirror (Live From The Lady Loft), Behind The Scenes: Rugrats Session at Mutato Musika Studio.

🎉 Here are your March 2021 Goodies! 🎉  

  • But I Do (2021 Remix)
  • Man In The Mirror (Live From The Lady Loft)
  • Behind-the-Scenes: Rugrats Session at Mutato Musika Studio

Happy March! 

This month I started working on two new songs, but they're both in the very nascent "baby idea" stages. One is going to be a song about sisters (I'm planning to co-write it with Patricia Bahia), and the other has a title I came up with years ago, but never wrote the song: Funk Is My Favorite Anti-Depressant 😜

But neither of those song ideas is ready for you to see yet. Fortunately, my co-writer (and one of my guitar gurus) Jay Gore sent me a brand new 2021 remix of our song "But I Do." We never officially released the first version of the song, but you *might* have heard it if you have any of my "Bonus" digital collections that include songs that I haven't released on any of my albums. 

As for the cover song this month, I took a softer approach to Michael Jackson's hit song "Man In The Mirror." Did I ever tell you about my Michael Jackson story? I think I need to record a Zoom video call with my musician pals Jamie Green and Mona Tavakoli so we can re-live the time we all played at Neverland Valley Ranch ~ I'll bet they remember some of the details that I forgot! It was an amazing day, and I only have ONE photo from it!! 🙃

For our "Behind-The-Scenes" video this month, I share my experience recording vocals for 4 demos of songs that will appear on the Rugrats TV show on Nickelodeon. It was a really fun experience, and I have a feeling I'll be spending lots more time in this studio, as my producer Seth now has his studio there 🤩

April 2021 ~ I Got My Sisters (Bare Bones version), Big Shot (Billy Joel), Behind The Scenes: Sisters Songwriting Session (feat. Patricia Bahia).

🎉 Here are your April 2021 Goodies! 🎉  

  • I Got My Sisters (Bare Bones version)
  • Big Shot (Billy Joel)
  • Behind The Scenes: Sisters Songwriting Session (feat. Patricia Bahia)

Happy April! 

This month, I bring you one of my favorite Billy Joel songs, and a new bare bones version of a new song called "I Got My Sisters." I'm in the midst of finishing the lyrics on this song with my trusty co-writer Patricia Bahia. I've included a video of our first songwriting session for the song to give you a little peek into our process (edited by my assistant Alex).

As soon as we complete the song I'll upload it here...stay tuned! 🎶

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