“Don’t let music of this magnitude go unnoticed. This is the best kind of medicine that gets into your system and cures the mundane by filling your heart with an appetite for all things awesome”
- Rebecca Hosking Skope Magazine -

Origin: Sarasota FL

Genre: Blues, Rock, Soul, Jazz

Years Active: 2014 - Present

Official Websites: ariandthealibis.com


Ari McManus - Vocals

James Dabone - Trombone

Nicolaas Kraster - Guitar

Marvin Hendon II - Bass

Rob White - Drums



Award Winning International Recording Artists Ari and the Alibis have been wowing audiences since September of 2014. Their ability to effortlessly jump genres and masterfully perform styles such as Soul, Latin, Jazz, Theater, Rock and Funk have made them a fan favorite in their local Central Florida and Abroad. Their appearance at the 2017 Winter NAMM on the Arena Stage lead them to an artist deal with Sennheiser North America. During the 2019 NAMM show they were the backup band for bass virtuoso Victor Wooten and also performed daily for Sennheiser. Other highlights for the year include tours in Scotland and Canada and being the exclusive guests of Sennheiser at the 2019 Sweetwater Gearfest where they performed daily. Nicolaas and Ari signed with Skyline Talent Agency under the Ariella moniker in March. The duo's first run in July had them performing in Buffalo NY, Sellersville PA and New York City. After their show at the Rockwood Music Hall Ari was invited up on stage at the legendary Blue Note to perform the Jazz Standard Summertime. This appears to a pending date there for the duet. The duo was also hired by RCF speakers to showcase their new product line while in NYC.


Outside of being a talented and experienced group the thing they are most known most for is their humility and kindness. They love people and are always quick to invite strangers into their world, be it to talk about gear or just talk about life.



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Management and Booking:

Nicolaas Kraster (941)879-6606