Accomplished and only 22

Ali Milner will play at the Errington Hall April 13

Ali Milner is the subject of Musically Speaking at the MAC April 13 and she is playing at the Errington Hall that night.

Ali Milner is the subject of Musically Speaking at the MAC April 13 and she is playing at the Errington Hall that night.

 

Ali Milner has already recorded two albums, competed on a reality TV show and performed in the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia. And she’s only 22.

“I have had kind of a random, wonderful career,” the singer songwriter said from her home in Vancouver.

Milner will be the subject of Musically Speaking at the McMillan Arts Centre Saturday, April 13 from 2-3 p.m. and then will bring her R&B pop, old soul-jazz and rock ‘n’ roll music to the Errinton Hall that night at 8 p.m.

Milner was born in Toronto and moved to Whistler when she was five years old. At age nine, she decided to audition for a local choir.

“It was a show choir with Disney songs and sparkly vests. All my friends were auditioning so I was like ‘I want to audition’, not due to singing but just for fun,” she said. “And the rest is history.”

At 11 she joined the prestigious Vancouver Children’s choir, and took vocal and piano lessons. By 15 she was hired to perform at Whistler’s Four Seasons hotel singing in the lounge once or twice a week.

In 2005 she recorded her self titled album and in 2009 she recorded I Dare You. That year she also performed at Vancouver’s JunoFest and in 2010 she sang the national anthem at the closing ceremonies for the Paralympic Games. In the summer, she played Lilith Fair alongside icons like Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crowe, among many other performances.

In 2011, Milner competed with her band on the CBC reality TV show Cover Me Canada and placed third. She said that experience was pretty unique.

“I never thought that would happen — that was cool,” she said.

Milner is currently working on an EP — which will feature Ryan Guldemond from Vancouver’s Mother Mother — set to come out next fall.

This will be Milner’s first time performing at the Errington Hall.

This is the third and final Musically Speaking presentation for the season, where a lively hour of music and conversation will be hosted by David Malek. Doors open at 1:30 and admission is $10.

 

Tickets for the show in Errington are $20 and can be found at  the Errington Store, Cranky Dog Music in Parksville and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach. Ages 5 to 12 are $5 at the door and children under five are free. For more on Ali Milner visit www.alimilner.com.

 

 

Just Posted

Hannes Grosse, left, and Iris Steigemann, right, as they prepared for their 'Moments of Silence' exhibit. The father-daughter duo are showing at The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach until June 26. (Submitted photo)
Cortes Island artists exhibit at Qualicum Beach’s TOSH in first father-daughter show

Both artists will be present at shows on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26

The Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society will get more funding from the Regional District of Nanaimo. (Submitted Photo)
More PQB communities to fund Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society

RDN to introduce amendment to service bylaw contribution

A slide on best practices when reporting a suspected impaired driver that was presented to Parksville city council on June 7 by Margarita Bernard, a volunteer with MADD. The organization’s Report Impaired Drivers campaign involves the installation of informative signs within the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
MADD brings campaign to report impaired drivers to Parksville

Aim is to raise awareness that 911 should be called

Pam Bottomley (executive director), right and Sandy Hurley (president) of the Parksville Downtown Business Association visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
PQBeat: Downtown Parksville gears up for post-pandemic bounce back

Podcast: Hurley, Bottomley chat about what’s ahead for the PDBA

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.’s Indigenous language, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

A plane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., May 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Conclusion: federal help should be on the condition airlines immediately refund Canadian travellers

Green party Leader Annamie Paul speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Paul has survived another day of party strife after a planned ouster shifted course, leaving her with a tenuous grip on power ahead of a likely federal election this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green Leader Annamie Paul blasts ‘racist,’ ‘sexist’ party execs who sought ouster

Fallout has continued, with two of the federal council’s members resigning

Most Read