Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Winston Warrior
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:27:19
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Amy Sciarretto engaged Atlanta-born Winston Warrior, a Southern gent, in a Take Aim and with a name like Warrior, we sorta knew what we were getting into. But as it turns out, he was a total gem, full of fun, forthright answers.
Winston Warrior was a member of the '90s R&B group Lo' Profile, a group in which hear learned lots of lessons, and he is back with his second solo album Lifeology 101...Back 2 School. Get to know him now. He is a tennis novice, too! Find out "what" that means!
If you were not doing music, you would be…
Probably in the corporate world running a marketing department or business unit, which was my path prior to returning to music. I suspect, however, that music would have still crept into my life in some form even if I didn't make my way back to level of involvement I am at now.
Any non-music skills or talents or hobbies?
Tennis. I'm an avid tennis novice. I hope that makes sense! I am in a few leagues in Atlanta. When I'm not in the studio, performing or doing something related to my music career then you can find me on the court or in the gym. I also like to volunteer. I am on the University of Miami's Alumni Board of Directors and a big brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. I am also the host of "The Morning Wake Up with Winston Warrior" on WSCT Worldwide Internet radio station.
Can you pick one song on your album and share a writing/recording story? Something colorful that we'd only know if you told us.
"Still in Love With U" almost didn't happen due to a comedy of errors! Murphy's Law was in full effect that week in Miami as my producer, co-writers, nor I were able to start on the song. We didn't start on it until two days before I was scheduled to fly back to Atlanta. When we finally got going it took us a while to develop the concept for the song that would represent all of us, the project and me. As a result, it's one of my favorite songs on the album. "Still in Love With U" has personal meaning along with soul, dope harmonies and a sick beat.
Care to share a story from life in Lo' Profile?
Lo' Profile was the R&B group that was composed of LeDon, Neal and me. We had so much promise and local success that we came close to a major deal, which unfortunately we didn't land. Despite not experiencing commercial success, the lessons I learned from the group were priceless. Something that people may not know about the group is that we all worked by day and were artists at night. Often times, we only had one car between the three of us. I remember picking each other up after work and waiting in front of our producer's house for recording sessions. We would sleep in the car to get rest before he arrived. We'd record until the wee hours of the morning, or perform at clubs on South Beach. We finished in just enough time to drop each other off, get ready for work, and start the day all over again. This was our journey and we loved every minute of it.
Love the title Lifeology 101 - Back 2 School. What's the number one lesson you've learned in life + music?
Thanks for that! I must say that one of the most important life's lessons I've learned is that learning never stops. I've learned over the past year, and even in recent months and days, that one's journey to go after his/her dreams is not an easy one. The age-old adage that "anything worth having is worth either working hard for or fighting for" is so true. Bringing this new project to bear was a combo of joy and fight. But through it all, I'm proud of what I'm presenting in this album. It is the evidence that all we learn in life continues to build toward our next success.
Are you going Back 2 School?