Pop/rock singer-songwriter Chris Hendricks was instilled with a passion for music from the very beginning. His father, a country singer in his own right, helped foster his desire to be courageous behind a microphone. Unbeknownst to him, this courage would be the staging point for the rest of a long musical journey that would take him places he never dreamed.
A native of Durham, N.C., Hendricks began singing at the age of four. While his vocal ability continued to improve and evolve throughout his childhood and teen years, it was not until his junior year at Elon University in Elon, N.C. that Hendricks picked up a guitar for the first time. The connection was instantaneous. Before long, Hendricks discovered a passion for songwriting and began to pursue a career in music.
During a 2009 chance meeting, Hendricks connected with West Virginia native Aaron Gallagher in a Chapel Hill coffee shop. Gallagher immediately recognized Hendricks' songwriting skill and vocal ability. Determined to help him reach his dream as a musician, Gallagher soon signed on as Hendricks' manager.
Over the course of his career, Hendricks has performed at iconic venues across the country including Cat's Cradle, Carolina Theatre, Eddie's Attic and the Los Angeles House of Blues. His hit song "Noise," was featured at every artist's dream destination - the Louvre Museum in Paris - and was chosen as the 2011-2012 season theme song for the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers. Quickly becoming a hit, the EP that features "Noise" has sold more than 6,000 copies to date.
Having overcome various obstacles in his life as a result of his Cerebral Palsy, Hendricks uses his music and experiences in an effort to inspire others. Everyone has their own affliction, but passion and purpose can overcome all obstacles. It is his hope that the vulnerability in his music will shed some light on the lives of others and show them there own potential.
Hendricks’ latest EP is titled 'Meant to Survive.’ Recorded in winter of 2012, the music stays true to the spirit and message he stands for. It’s a modern twist on an old soul with a real sense of honesty behind every track. I feel like we have really pushed our boundaries musically," says Hendricks. "Working with producer Mark McKee has allowed me to open up and deliver the same raw emotion in the studio that I feel during a live performance." Hendricks looks forward to returning to the studio soon. For now, be on the lookout, his is a live performance experience you don’t want to miss.
Striving to reach and inspire as many people as possible with his music, Hendricks knows he has his work cut out for him. It is a daunting task, but he is excited to be on a journey that is fueled completely by his utmost passion in life. At the end of the day, the music speaks for itself.
“Passionate, soulful, and mesmerizing are three words that describe North Carolina singer songwriter Chris Hendricks' musical prowess and vocal style. With powerful hooks and catchy melodies, Hendricks has been blowing away audiences in the South East. and is looking forward to taking his music to all parts of the globe. It’s just another reminder of how powerful and personal his songs are. His voice pulls you in and leaves you wanting more. You feel his words, you feel his pain, and you celebrate his life along side of him. Fans of real music look out, your champion has arrived. His name is Chris Hendricks.” - Journalist Chris Wells
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I was born with a neuromuscular condition (Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome) that causes weakness throughout my body, especially in my hands and legs.
As I was growing up, my parents put a singular message in my mind – Amin, you will not be able to perform physical labor, so you have to study hard and work hard if you want to succeed in life. And so I did. I was pretty much a straight-A student, I graduated 2nd in my high school class of about 700 students, I graduated from an Ivy League University with 2 degrees in 4 years, and I landed my dream job at Microsoft. By all metrics of external success, I was killing it.
But internally, I was desolate. I had very few friends, and I had never been on a date. I spent most of my time working, or watching TV by myself.
And I knew that there had to be more to life. I knew that I craved connection with others. I knew that I wanted those friends that would always have my back. I knew that I craved intimacy with women. I knew that I wanted to get rid of that nervous feeling that I felt every time I was around people.
I finally mustered the courage to ask a girl to hang out, and the stars seemed to be aligned, because she said yes. I thought she was the love of my life, but after our first, incredibly awkward kiss, she told me "I don't know how any woman could be attracted to a guy in a wheelchair." And that was my absolute rock-bottom.
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