A.J. Harrison started singing for live audiences at the age of 12. He has written over 400 songs, including their words, music and full arrangement. He sings, plays an Ovation 12-String Guitar, plays limited Midi, and enjoys communicating with his fans. He has won a number of awards for his music and has recorded with many noteworthy studios, such as Mix-O-Lydian Studios, in New Jersey, Airway Studios, in New Jersey, Songbird Studios, in Atlanta, Georgia, Twain Studios, in New Jersey, and Studio 78, in Georgia. A.J. has appeared on numerous television shows and has satisfied concert audiences for decades.
A.J. wrote two songs of defense for 13 year old AIDS victim, Ryan White. All proceeds went to Ryan and his family for medical expenses and everyday living. An unexpected friendship happened. The press and news media labeled A.J. Ryan's "big brother", a label A.J. very proudly wore. Now, 30 years after Ryan's unfortunate death, A.J. is still very touched by the memories of the profound friendship the two shared and has released a book about their friendship and experiences called, "My Life He Did Touch". Ryan died in 1990.
A.J. Harrison was a part of the NBC and CBS Radio Networks for over 3 years, Radio DJing. He eventually went back to his music full-time, but has thought about going back into radio several years from now, doing a local late night talk show.
He also tried his hand at acting for a few years, but it didn't work out as he had hoped. He says movies were too time consuming and he had great trouble memorizing lines. He did, however, enjoy doing television and radio commercials, including voice-over work, but found it still took time away from his real passion, music.