Summary Profile“Rob & Ali “started their professional music career twenty nine years ago, performing in their self formed five piece band with Ali as the lead singer and Roberto on drums and vocals. Their performances with the band, spanning eight years, took them to all major hotel venues in and around South Africa, including; Holiday Inn, Southern Sun, Sun international, Gold Reef City. Nightclubs, including Q’s Supper Club, Bella Napoli, Club Med etc.
Rob & Ali formed their duo with outstanding results, Ali on vocals & Rob on vocals & keyboard, performing for corporate functions as a duo or solo cabaret act for companies including; Goodyear, Bell, Virgin, Pfizer, Ford, Volkswagen, Spar, Daimler, SAA, ICC, Siemens, Sasol, SANBS, Re-max, Murry & Roberts, RCI, Harvey Travel, to name a few.
Show productions and musical direction for all the casino groups, which include Emperors Palace, Carnival City, The Carousel, Gold Reef City, Monte casino, Silverstar, Graceland.
They have performed in several shows namely: Blitz, Inferno, Souled out, Lights Camera, Action, Magic Moments one & two, 8Tz, Mardi Gras, Hollywood Magic , Out of this world, Celebrate, Timeless, Idols, Breathless, Flashback, Fever, Mystique, The Beat Goes On & Boogie Nights, to name a few. Rob also directed and compiled music for most of the above shows including, Let’s Party, Simply Irresistible, Jubilee, Sizzle, Ovation, Broadway, Tropical Fever, Hot In The City, Exotica, Xtacy, Decades, Rhythm Of The Night, Frenzy, Music in You, Hot Shock, Latin Electrica, Attraction, Sizzle, and numerous corporate shows with various themes.
In terms of repertoire, they cover some of the best-known classics from the 50’s to the best hits of modern day. While the Duo’s style could most generally be described as pop/rock, Rob & Ali enjoy being able to select the songs which are most appropriate for a particular venue, from soft music to 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, disco, rock, country, Afrikaans, African or just out-and-out party sets. Their vast repertoire allows them to cater for any age group, performed with good sound and strong energy.
In most cases they tend to find that a real mixture of these styles is best received. Between sets and at the end of the night, they ensure that the atmosphere is maintained with gentle background music or pumping disco as appropriate.
Finally, many similar acts are often focused on strong musical performance alone. 'Rob & Ali' believe that together with this, an emphasis on appearance, showmanship and audience rapport help them to really ‘make the difference’.
'Rob & Ali' are an exciting, flexible and very popular duo whose extensive repertoire and experience allow them to cater for all occasions, functions and venues.
Rob & Ali keep only one goal in mind - to make it a ‘night to remember’.