Come Back Ali was formed in October 2003 in
Bartlesville, OK. Doug (former guitarist for the band
Bittersweet) met Nick (also a member of the acoustic
group The Super Rad Clark and Smith Experience) in his
college english class, later finding out that Nick was
looking for some guys to start a band. Chase (who was
also a former bandmate of Doug in Bittersweet) joined
Their guitar-driven emo-rock sound comes from a
variety of influences, including Dashboard
Confessional, Finch and Anberlin. Their lyrics are
blatantly honest, incredibly heartfelt and almost have
a "journal" feel to them.
"I've never really considered myself a musician," says
Nick, "but if I touch one person with my music, then I
can die happily as a 'musician'".