Photo by Bob Sweeney

Ali Awan is a Philadelphia based artist. Born in Abington, Pennsylvania  he grew up in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, finally settling back down with his family in the Philly suburb where he would spend the rest of his childhood. 
Awan began performing and writing collaboratively as a guitar and bass player in West Philadelphia basements/house parties at 14 years old. 

While playing in various bands throughout his teens & early twenties he eventually got interested in writing songs of his own. 
Once a touring member of the psych-boogie outfit Needle Points, he then spent time in LA based Jane Church and has been writing, recording, and performing his own material ever since.