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    Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:22:18

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Aaron Hendra of The Aaron Hendra Project - He's a cool dude

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    Aaron Hendra of The Aaron Hendra Project does not believe in Plan Bs. He also works with his hands. That's why we love him. He's a man of many skills, and he makes some pretty killer tunes, too! That why's we decided to line him up against the firing squad that is the five Take Aim questions. He answered them all, one by one, in classy fashion. By the end, we were bigger fans than when we started!

    Do you have any non-music skills or hobbies or talents?
    I'm a builder at heart. I love to take on projects that are creative and hands-on. I don't mind getting my hands dirty and doing hard work. I love building things, period. I've built websites, homes, hospitals and my recording studio.

    Wow. If you were not doing music, you would be...
    I would only be doing music. There's not another option for me. Music is it. I don't believe in Plan B's.

    Even though you could be working with your hands if you were not doing music. So, pick ONE of your songs and tell us an insider writing or recording story. Put us THERE with you, something we wouldn't be able to glean from the song itself. Can be funny or serious...or both!
    When Sam Childers aka The Machine Gun Preacher asked me to write a song about his life and mission, I knew it was the songwriting opportunity of a lifetime. I was so impacted by his story that I woke up in the middle of the night dreaming the chorus to "One Man's War." Even more amazing was visiting the orphanage he built in Sudan and recording the children he actually rescued sing the end chorus of the song.

    Tell us about the Aaron Hendra project? What do our readers need to know and how can they help?
    The AARON HENDRA PROJECT is my musical vehicle. I developed it with drummer Gigi Gonaway (ex- Mariah Carey band). We started doing little gigs around L.A. with just acoustic guitar and drums but the real vision is a big arena. I'm excited to go on the road with Gigi and a full electric band. It's going to surprise people... They've just seen me with an acoustic guitar for so many years.

    How can people help?
    100% of every iTunes download of the single "One Man's War" goes directly to support the ongoing work of Sam Childers in Sudan and East Africa.

    Give us the twitter-sized bio: 140 words that we NEED to know about YOU!
    AHP is an L.A. based, radio–ready, power–pop, acoustic–rock band! I'm extremely excited about our new Alive EP and can't wait to get out on the road with Gigi and our band and perform new songs!

    In an industry where so many hearts and dreams are crushed - I somehow survived and got the chance to rise again - and I'm running with it!

    I hope that my story and music inspires many people on their own journey - to keep going and never give up. After all I think it's really determination, not luck that creates second chances in this life!

    Isn't Aaron Hendra an inspiration?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.16.12



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