Ari Chi is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist & producer born in Atlanta and raised in Tampa, FL. Ari has been cultivating her passion for music since her formal training in high school, and took that to new heights when she decided to pick up the ukulele after a short stint with a guitar–unlike the guitar, she could take the ukulele everywhere.
Ari began uploading acoustic covers to YouTube in 2013, and developed her skill by practicing daily. That work paid off when Ari’s cover of “Timmy Turner” went viral and landed her some groove time with Desiigner on MTV’s “Critique My Cover”.
Ari has supported a number of other artists at festivals and local Florida shows including H.E.R., Kyle Dion, Ella Mai, R.LUM.R, Xavier Omar, Snoh Aalegra, and Lyfe Jennings. Her inspirations are Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Erykah Badu, among others; and her style is genre-bending–mixing folk, soul, r&b, and trap to produce a sound all her own.