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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Feb 1, 2014

Make Way For Fil-Am Singer-Musician Philip Mahoney & His Debut Album

ANOTHER FIL-AM singer-musician is trying his luck locally: Philip Mahoney, who’s Fil-Irish-American and born in Boston on Oct. 9, 1990. An only child, he stands 6’2” and started playing the piano at 3 years old. At 15, he began singing and song writing. His first composition is called “Everything”. He also plays the guitar, drums and saxophone. He studied at the University of Central Florida and started performing for the Filipino Community in Florida.

He became a regular performer for the annual event, “Fiesta Mo sa Florida” and in Disney’s 2008 and 2009 Asian Expo at the Universal Studios in Orlando. A friend, Syd Hatuina, brought samples of his music to Manila and hit composer Vehnee Saturno heard them. Vehnee then invited him over and is now co-managing him when Boss Vic signed him up to be a member of the Viva family. Vehnee himself produced Philip’s self titled 12-cut debut album and the carrier single is Vehnee’s original composition, “Into the Sun”, sung by no less than Sarah Geronimo, with Philip accompanying her on the sax. If you want to see Philip perform live, he formers every Wednesday and Friday night at a bar in Wil Tower in front of ABS-CBN. What can he say about Sarah?
“She’s a very humble person,” he says. “She amazes me and I really admire her for being so down to earth.”

The other tracks in his album are “All My Life”, “Naaalala Kita”, “One in a Million”, “You and Me”, “Ikaw”, “Kung Malaya Lang Ako”, “Ikaw na Nga”, “Kung Para Sa’Yo”, “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin” and “Pa’no na Kaya”. So watch out for the rise of Philip Mahoney, our very own OPM Sax Artist dubbed as Sax-o-Pinoy”.