Alister Warren

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b. Alister Tennent, 16 January 1973, London, England. Warren’s career began as a songwriter with his friend Wayne Hector in 1989. In the early 90s they were introduced to Fab 5 Freddy, who encouraged…
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b. Alister Tennent, 16 January 1973, London, England. Warren’s career began as a songwriter with his friend Wayne Hector in 1989. In the early 90s they were introduced to Fab 5 Freddy, who encouraged them to join forces with John and George Hammond Hagan to form the UK R&B group Rhythm And Bass. They were the first UK-based R&B group to achieve a major label contract, which led to two Top 40 hits, ‘Roses’ and ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’. Their notoriety soared when they provided support to top US acts including Jodeci, Boyz II Men and Sounds Of Blackness. While work was underway for the group’s debut album, Better Late Than Never, musical differences led to the demise of the alliance, and in 1993 Rhythm And Bass ended their recording contract. Warren and Hector decided to concentrate on writing, while the Hagans went into production work. Warren and Hector formed Aliway, securing a contract with Rondor and a showcase at the IAAAM/Best conference in 1994. Having impressed the UK showcase the duo were featured in the New York showcase, which led to work with Eddie F, Herb Middleton, Darren Whittington and the notorious Groove Theory. In late 1995 Warren returned to performing as Ali, while also writing for Ultimate Kaos and Damage, notably the UK Top 20 hits ‘Forever’ and ‘Love II Love’. His songwriting abilities were equally efficacious in the lovers rock genre when ‘Forever’ was remixed at Fashion Records studios by Chris Lane for thePure Reggae compilation. Alongside his writing commitments he dedicated much of 1997 to recording his debut album.