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Inner Warrior – Six Crucial Questions for Musician Asher Monroe

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Asher Monroe started his music career  as the lead singer of  V Factory, a pop R&B boy band that struck Top 40 gold in 2009 with their hit “Love Struck.” 

Monroe has since branched out — pursuing an acting career,  working with other singers such as Chris Brown and Ryan Teddy, and recently releasing a dance album called Inner Warrior

Monroe’s music is unforced fun – a poppy ride through pleasant MJ-JT-Pharrell-Bruno landscapes. But, for us, what stands out most is Monroe’s stirring voice. Check out his ballad “Forever” and you’ll hear what we mean. Angel sweet, right?

Yup, this song’s a keeper. In fact, we’re going to give it another listen.

Before we do, Monroe has been kind enough to answer our “Six Crucial Questions.”

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NAME: Asher Monroe 

POSITION: Singer

HOMETOWN: Virginia 

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1. What is your earliest musical memory?

When I was around 5-years-old, I would whistle around the house. I started playing piano then, and had my own record playing machine with 3 songs. One of the songs was Righteous Brothers, “That Loving Feeling.” The jukebox would light up.  

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2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment? 

When I was 12 years old, I starred as Prince in The Prince and the Pauper. I was doing what I did hundreds of times, but for whatever reason that night, opposite another famous Broadway star Mark Kudisch, I forgot one of my lines. He kept on with his lines, but I don’t think I said much. There were a couple thousand people in the audience. I completely froze and I barely got through the scene. I remember walking off stage after the scene and completely breaking down and crying. Embarrassing moment to say the least! Of course, we all forget our lines sometimes but for whatever reason that night I couldn’t get the train back on the track, haha.

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3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

I like waking up in a new city every day and being able to perform for a new group of fans. I like seeing the country and traveling, and I like being with my bandmates and being able to perform all the time. 

I dislike not having my bed to sleep in at night, not eating as well as at home, and exercising minimally since I’m forced to use hotel gyms which are not always good. I also miss my family and animals.

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4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

There is an old record store out where I live, and there’s another good one in Hollywood that I’ve been to a few times. It’s a dying breed — there are not many left.

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5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

My favorite albums are The Beatles 1, Outkast The Love Below Speakerboxxx, and The Very Best of Otis Redding. I’ve jammed to these albums a lot. 

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6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

911 (lol). 

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