Ari Phoenix


I don't believe in rules.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me is a language in which we communicate things that can't be communicated through regular conversation.

What is your music dream?

I want to tour the world. I want people to hear what I have to say. I want to be heard.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Climate change. Too many people are sleeping on it.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Nothing But Thieves, Dead Poet Society, Badflower, Declan McKenna, Current Joys, Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, The Strokes, Salvia Palth, The Kooks, Hole, BADBADNOTGOOD, Chet Baker, Hozier

What is the message you want to send with your music?

You are not (and never will be) truly alone.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

A rush of adrenaline that can't be obtained through any other practice.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Repetition on radios. 100%. There need to be more rising artist on the radio. Rotating through the same 3 bands over and over again is hurting the industry.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I go to a ton of concerts around my area. It's one of my favorite things to do. I love meeting new people and supporting fellow musicians.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Current Joys, Courtney Barnett, Salvia Palth, Badflower, Dead Poet Society