Aaron and Andrew
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Aaron and Andrew

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
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"Aaron and Andrew’s New Album Timidly Explores Love"

"The duo Aaron and Andrew have discovered the secret pop formula..."

"Aaron and Andrew’s third album To Be Brave doesn’t do much to separate them from other light pop heavyweights such as The Fray or Snow Patrol; it does give them a stepping off point and introduces them to the masses."

"Hailing from the east coast, Connecticut, Aaron and Andrew have been frequenting the college radio scene and their rock/pop songs have been featured on numerous television shows including, The Real World, and other shows on the CBS and Oxygen Networks. They are slowly climbing up the ranks in radio, finding their target audience and sound."

- Static Multimedia


"Aaron and Andrew (To Be Brave)"

"If I had a (non-vampire) teen romantic TV nighttime soap show I would just play one of these swelling, lush songscapes at the end of each episode just when the two hot-looking kids struggle with emotions yet still end up in a triumphant, sexy embrace." - Roctober Reviews


"Review of "To Be Brave""

Aaron and Andrew, To Be Brave (self-released, aaronandandrew.com). Andrew Hansen and Aaron Ruiz are a pop-rock duo from the Danbury area. This is their third album in four years, and the second one recorded and produced in Nashville. The two are primarily singers and acoustic guitar players, and good ones at that. Their songs are well-crafted and filled with hooks, catchy melodies and changes. But Aaron and Andrew are not at all shy about layering in multiple electric guitars, live and programmed drums, and keyboards of orchestral intensity. The lead cut, “Brave,” is a wash of synthetic keys and drum sounds, building in dramatic fervor for two minutes. If there are guitars involved, they're buried in the mix, and the only vocals are Bono-like “ooh, ooh” chants in the background. It's a shot fired across the bow, a declaration that this is not your ordinary coffee shop acoustic guitar duo. They've got the musical chops and ambition to be polished pop stars. The last cut on the record, “Don't Tell Me About Your Jesus” is the payoff on their production bet. Opening with an upfront vocal, a snare drum, and a chomping acoustic piano, the song gradually adds echo, vocal harmony, synthetic strings and electric guitar to bring it all home, with the vocal in complete command: big, bright, shiny and dramatic. —James Velvet - New Haven Advocate


Discography

Pictures and Words (2008)
To Be Brave (2010)
Chase (2013)
On The Run (2015) 

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Bio

Aaron and Andrew create anthemic Pop/Rock/Alternative music combining the musical landscapes of Snow Patrol and Coldplay, with the lyrical optimism of the Fray and traces of the Postal Service's electronic sounds. 

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