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Meet the extraordinary musicians of Always, Adele

Always, Adele is LA's premiere tribute to a once-in-a-generation pop icon. Featuring a

7-piece band and a lead singer that brings the vocal power and down-to-earth quality that makes Adele so unique, this show is sure to have you singing along to all your favorite Adele songs!

This show covers all of her hits, including Hello, Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Make You Feel My Love, her newest #1 song, Easy On Me, and many more!

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Our band members have played with many notable artists, companies & venues, including:

Steve Perry

The Supremes

Bette Midler


Mavis Staples

Engelbert Humperdinck


The Masked Singer



Universal Studios Singapore

Holland America Line

and many more...

Sarah Stallman

Lead Singer

Sarah is a seasoned vocalist with a passion for storytelling through music and a flair for showmanship. She has sung all around the world with companies such as Universal Studios Singapore, Holland America Line, and Carnival Cruises in their Vegas-style production shows. Since moving to Southern California, she's performed in stage shows, live bands, and has stepped foot into the realm of session singing.


As the Lead Singer and co-founder of Always, Adele, Sarah's involvement with the show runs deep. She is beyond grateful for this amazing band and for her founding partner, Duke.


Sarah's motto is: Be kind, be fierce, be you. (She knows that last one is ironic for a tribute artist...)

Duke Carpenter


Tris “Duke” Carpenter cut his teeth playing rock and blues in New England. Since then, his versatile playing has taken him to legendary venues such as CBGB’s, the Viper Room, the Whisky a Go-Go, and the House of Blues. He has opened for acts as diverse as Los Lobos, The Beach Boys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Twisted Sister, and jammed with rockabilly legend Will Ray and world-renowned vocalist Marcy Levy (Eric Clapton). He co-founded Always, Adele with Sarah Stallman after the two met playing for the  Fleetwood Mac tribute, Gypsy Dreams. 


Christopher Allis


Syracuse, NY native Christopher Jon Allis (“Topher” as many refer to him) has an active musical life in his adopted home town of Los Angeles. Among his live and recording credits include: Michael Nesmith’s First National Band, Micky Dolenz, Peter Asher, Deana Carter, Denny Laine, Steve Perry, Ke$ha, The Divine Ms. Bette, Jacob Szekely, Emily Zuzik, TJ Stafford, Seven Saturdays, and Brett Young.


Commercial music includes ads for Ford, The Voice, American Idol, and Hanes (among others). His film and television music appearances include: “The Hills Have Eyes”, “Dr. No”, “Gold Finger”, and various Disney and Nickelodeon productions.

David Arana


David Arana is an accomplished pianist and musician who calls Los Angeles home. He has shared the stage with such notable artists as Mel Tormé, Liza Minnelli, and The Supremes, and recently completed a five-plus year stint as pianist/musical director for Engelbert Humperdinck.


He has played for many groups whose interests and beliefs are wide-ranging and colorful, and in general speak to the better part of the human experience. For this reason, he attributes his long-standing position as the "go to accompanist for the unusual and extraordinary” to his ability to fit in with the many faith-based and social-service-oriented organizations for whom he has worked.


Ali Nikou


Ali has been immersed in guitar from a young age. He's at home on stages of festivals such as Bonnaroo, as well as recording studios, like the iconic Ocean Way Recording.

Whether producing albums with artists such as Phoebe Bridgers or recording guitar for shows like The Masked Singer, his work can be heard nearly anywhere, from radios to television sets.

Jamila Ford

Backing Vocals

Singer/Songwriter Jamila Ford has performed around the world as a solo artist and as a backing vocalist, lending her talent as a support singer to artists such as Leon Bridges, Mavis Staples, Seal, Angelo (Fishbone), Melody Gardot, Spiritualized (Coachella Festival), Bonnie Pointer and Nick Waterhouse to name a few. 


She’s independently released 4 studio albums. Her most recent EP The Deep End was included in the first round of ballots for three GRAMMYs for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best New Artist and Best Engineered Album, and earned raves from critics.


Jamila is also the host of The Working Singer podcast and teaches Funk and Modern R&B for vocalists at Los Angeles Music College in Pasadena, CA.


Carol Hatchett

Backing Vocals

Carol Hatchett is a Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress, and Choreographer currently residing in Los Angeles, California since moving west from her native Chicago, Illinois. Carol was one of the infamous "Harlettes", Bette Midler's backup singer/dancers, touring around the world and appearing in Bette's Emmy Award winning "Diva Las Vegas" HBO Special.


She has recently been a credited on Jon Batiste's Grammy Award winning album "We Are" as a background vocalist. Carol has also been featured in such as films "Ali" and "Legally Blonde," and has worked with recording artists Beyonce, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Brian McKnight. She has also choreographed for Sheila E. and Snoop Dogg, and has worked with directors Tom Hanks, Debbie Allen, George C. Wolfe and choreographers Toni Basil and Fatima Robinson.


Proudly, Carol is also one of the founders and lead singer of the EDM group "The BareRoot" and the 70's soul/funk band "Bella Brown & The Jealous Lovers".

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