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Ali Chant is an English record producer, mixer, engineer and guitar player originally from London and based in Bristol. Starting his career as guitarist and songwriter of Bristol band Actual Size in the 2000’s, Ali and the band were signed to Gut Records. The demos which led to the band’s signing were recorded by Ali and the group went on to spend a portion of their recording advance building their own studio in Bristol. Based in a vaulted Georgian basement in the St. Pauls district, Toybox Studios became one of the most popular independent studio’s in town.
Ali has worked with PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon, Soccer Mommy, KT Tunstall, Gruff Rhys, Aldous Harding, Soccer Mommy and many others.
Ali Chant’s main instruments are guitar, bass, vocals, percussion and keyboards and is known for working with predominantly analogue equipment. He still occasionally plays with Adrian Utley’s guitar orchestra and appears as a musician on various projects.
Selected discography 
Year Album Artist 2019 Designer Aldous Harding 2019 Stonechild Jessica Hoop 2018 Babelsberg Gruff Rhys 2018 Bird Dog Dante John Parish 2018 'Clean Soccer Mommy 2018 European Heartbreak Amber Arcades 2018 On Hold Fenne Lily 2017 Party Aldous Harding 2017 Reservoir Gordi 2017 The Underside of Power Algiers 2016 Né So Rokia Traoré 2015 Perfect Abandon Tom Brosseau 2015 Savage Hills Ballroom Youth Lagoon 2014 American Interior Gruff Rhys 2014 Laura Jean Laura Jean 2014 Slo Light Davidge 2014 Too Bright Perfume Genius 2013 Beautiful Africa Rokia Traoré 2013 In C Adrian Utley 2013 Invisible Empire / Crescent Moon KT Tunstall 2013 Screenplay: The Film Music of John Parish John Parish 2013 The Coincidentalist Howe Gelb 2012 Innocence Is Kinky Jenny Hval 2012 Orchard Minotaur Shock 2012 Put Your Back N 2 It Perfume Genius 2012 The Ghost in Daylight Gravenhurst 2012 Thirst Waves of Fury 2011 Acrobats Peggy Sue 2010 She, A Chinese Original Soundtrack John Parish 2009 A Woman a Man Walked By PJ Harvey & John Parish 2008 Black Gamble Mississippi Witch 2008 Krulle Bol This Is the Kit 2007 Cavalier Tom Brosseau 2007 Gathering of the Haunted Scarlatti Tilt 2007 White Chalk PJ Harvey 2006 Yes! Tinnitus! Shooting at Unarmed Men 2005 Fires in Distant Buildings Gravenhurst 2005 Ideas & Oh Dears Kid Carpet 2005 Once Upon a Little Time John Parish
- "Actual Size". Discogs. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
- "A Conversation with Alistair Chant of Toybox Studios by John Parish in Bristol, UK". tapeop.com. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
- "Toybox Studios, Bristol". AllStudios. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
- "Ali Chant | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-12-11.