Born in Birmingham on 15 February 1959. He went to St Luke’s High School and studied art at Moseley Road School. For a long time he was unemployed until he formed a band with his friends UB40. The group is undoubtedly the master of DUB. Abilities of a deep expression of emotions while singing is a great asset of the band. Despite the fact that he is a great guitarist, Ali focuses more on the sound of the drums and bass, which results from his fascination with the rhythm of DUB reggae.