Ari PenSmith was raised in South East London. His admiration for music started at home in his early years, his parents listened to a lot of RnB
when he was growing up. At the age of 8, he decided to play the piano at his church as no one was playing it - this was the beginning of his musical journey. At 16, Ari took an interest in writing music, he took part in a summer course to develop his skills which then led to his first major cut: ‘Wileyft. Tulisa- Hands in the Air’.
‘I hate being placed in a box and I am never content with making the same music over and over again so I am constantly challenging myself...trying to write songs in various genres...
Ari doesn’t want the attention which comes with success; he loves ‘being behind the pen, painting a picture with words and sounds’.
Chris Brown, Lily Allen, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Krept and Konan, Yungen, Elhae...
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