Yali is a rock band based in Buffalo, NY, founded in 2015. Yali currently consists of four members: founding members Bryan Zells (guitar & vocals) and Jack Murphy (drums & percussion), and recently added members Bryan Johnson (guitar), Dave Neimanis (Bass & vocals). The genre influences within Yali range from alternative rock to soul, folk, R&B, indie, art rock, and more.
The band has released one EP, entitled “Ancient Heart,” which contains four tracks spanning just under 21 minutes in length. The EP was self-funded, produced, marketed, and it was released digitally and physically (CD) on March 18, 2016. It is available to stream or download across most digital store platforms.
Since the release of “Ancient Heart,” Yali has primarily been focusing on strengthening their live set, writing new material, bringing on new members, as well as a film score project, which is currently in the works, and soon to be announced.
Yali has had songs played on Buffalo, NY radio stations (107.7 Alternative Buffalo, 91.3 WBNY), has had features in the Buffalo News as well as the Buffalo News’ Gusto, has gained nearly 10,000 streams across platforms, and has done well in terms of traditional album sales (CD, downloads).