Aliz AJ

70s/80s 3-Octave Rock Vocalist

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You have a killer song but finding the right singer is not easy. You’re not alone. Because others just like you have found the voice they’ve been looking for - just read my reviews here and on Airgigs. 70s/80s/90s rock/heavymetal is my jam. And I’ve been doing it for over 20+ years. I'll give your song a unique edge. FIRST TIME CLIENTS GET 15% OFF

I've spent the last 20+ years of my life singing and performing covers live by my rock idols like, David Coverdale, Dio, Sebastian Bach, Rob Halford, Freddie Mercury, Ian Gillian, and more. I started my own home studio because I want to sing some more!

Currently, I'm in a Ronnie James Dio tribute band in Melbourne, Australia (Holy Diver), and also a few other local bands. I've recorded a few EPs professionally for a number of local bands.

I also know the importance of being a team player when it comes to music, so hit me up if you like to work with a professional yet easy-going, fun-loving metalhead! (my friends call me a metal hippie lol)

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  • English

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Isabela M.
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    Complete professional! He took our music to another level. He got it right on the first try and delivered the work ahead of schedule. We will definitely work together again. He is definitely the right singer for his music, I recommend it!

  2. Review by Troy P.
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    Aliz, was great to work with. Great vocalist and lyricist. I was going for vocals with a bit of an edge on this track and he delivered. Very responsive and professional. Looking forward to working with him again.

  3. Review by Mickie G.
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    It was the second time and Aliz did a great job again. Communication with him is great. In addition to the main vocals, he also sang super old school metal choirs.

    Aliz is a reliable partner for your production. This is how you can work.

    Aliz: Great job again! Thank you for your passion !!!

  4. Review by Mickie G.
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    Aliz did a really great job on a classic heavy rock track of mine. He definitely made the song better. The communication was purposeful. He delivered the tracks quickly and a small correction was carried out promptly. Thx Aliz, will take you again!

  5. Review by James Baker
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    by James Baker

    I have worked with Aliz since 2015 in Holy Diver and with various accoustic duets and trios. Aliz is a truly professional singer. I am always impressed by how long he spends warming up and preparing before each show and that preparation pays off in his perfomances. There are not many vocalists who can pull off covering Ronnie James Dio songs, Aliz is one of the few. It has been and continues to be a real pleasure and privilege to play music with Aliz and listen to his amazing vocal prowess.

  6. Review by Edan H.
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    I have worked with Aliz many times over the last few years, and I can confidently say that this is the guy you need for all your rock/metal needs. He is easy to work with, has a great vocal range, and a unique tonality that will set you apart from the rest- Recommend!!!

  7. Review by Mike
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    by Mike

    Aliz is a professional and fantastic singer with distinct strong voice specialising in hard rock and heavy metal. Highly recommended!

Interview with Aliz AJ

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Singing and recording heavy metal vocals are my main gigs. Usually bands will give me the lyrics + vox melody - I can smash them out fast. If they need me to write lyrics and/or write the vox melody, that will take longer. I also sing live for various bands and genres (from top 40s radio hits to speed metal), and have provided vocals for various local bands (recording and performing).

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: Definitely Back To Eden's EP called Blackened Heart. The song Twin Flame (on my profile) was featured in a US magazine called Jamsphere a few years ago. That album portrays the majority of my vocal versatility.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: Various projects! I'm working with a local band here and they're going to record an EP this year. I'm also forming a metal tribute band covering songs I love to sing, just for fun.

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Yes, Edan a guitarist. We have an amazing songwriting relationship together. He's an amazing songwriter, check out our band "Back to Eden" and our "Blackened Heart" EP! =D

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I treat every song as if I'm singing it to your raving fans. I want to make sure your listeners are not disappointed with your creation. And if I fail to meet your expectations, you don't pay me a single cent.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I get to sing! I absolutely love singing and seeing (or hearing rather) how far I can go with my voice in terms of power, range, and genre versatility. You can say I'm a vocal athlete.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That I can only do a certain style, or that I can only sing heavy. I can do soft ballads too.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Communicate with me! I want to deliver your song as best as possible, but I need your cooperation. I cannot "guess" what's in your head so the more we talk and discuss, the better my delivery will be.

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I started getting serious around 2002 (probably earlier). Then I joined various bands and performed live countless times. Life priorities (and money) prevented me from recording more, as much as I'd love too. Right now I'm actively singing with local bands in Melbourne and recording a few songs with them.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I'm quite versatile as I sing songs from various singers. I tend to emulate them as best as I can. I can never be just like the original of course, but I'm proud to say I can get pretty close haha. I'm also proud to be in a Ronnie James Dio tribute band (Melbourne's one and only! hehe). I dare not say I sound like Dio, but hey I've not been boo-ed off stage yet...

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: WOW, lots. Dio of course, but unfortunately he's now only performing in Hell. =( I'd love to work with David Coverdale, he's also one of my biggest vocal idols. Hopefully I'll get some of his chick-magnet powers... my missus can't get enough of him! I'd also love to work with Tommi Iommi, his riffs are just pure evil they make me feel at home.

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: When singing in the studio, switch off the aircon!!! I like the studio to "feel" as if I was singing live, hot and sweaty. Bring lots of deodorant. I use Lynx Black Night.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: 70's, 80's heavy metal! Power metal (like Helloween) is one of fav genres. I love to sing power ballads too.

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: My unique sounding vocals! One thing I learned over the years as a singer is how important it is to be distinctive and unique, just like how Ozzy sounds like Ozzy. You simply can point out it's them very quickly. I believe I sound quite unique, as narcissistic as that sounds HAHA.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: I'll start with familiarising myself with the song first. I might ask you to explain the meaning of the song, if required. I want to understand the message fully, and the feel you want to achieve. (I believe nailing the emotion is key to a good song). Then, I'll record a rough raw take as a preview to see if I'm heading in the right direction, which I'll send to you (won't be a full song, please understand). After that, I'll record a vocal track and will work with my audio engineer to clean it up, so you'll get a raw track you can use however you see fit.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Definitely my voice. I'm constantly looking for ways to improve it, and I'm always challenging myself to sing songs that I find difficult. It's extremely satisfying for me to "master" a song that I've always wanted to sing! I can also rap! (not as fast but I can do "Forgot About Dre" chorus decently...)

  33. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  34. A: I'm mostly inspired by vocals from 70s to 80s, as I believe they're the toughest genre to sing. I've always wanted to sing with as much power as Dio, as high as Rob Halford or Milijenko from Steelheart, or as sexy as David Coverdale or Robert Plant. I love exploring my vocal abilities and see how far I can go with it. I just love learning about vocals!

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Back to Eden - Twin Flame

I was the vocalist/lyricist/topliner in this production

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  • Audient iD4 MKII
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