Ari PenSmith is a singer-songwriter/producer raised in South-East London.
His admiration for music started at home in his early years, Ari's parents listened to a lot of R'n'B 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 the age of 16, Ari took an interest in writing music, he took part in a summer course to develop his writing skills which then led to his first major cut: ‘Wiley - 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...pop, rnb, country, Afrobeats, alternative etc’
Ari signed his first publishing deal with Warner Chappell and has hit the ground running! To date Ari has exec-produced his first album alongside P2J, featured as an artist on Kaytranada's song - 'Vex Oh', produced tracks for the likes of Beyonce and written for Snoh Aalegra - His versatility is unmatched!