Friday, February 13, 2009

Patrick Philips.....MULTI TALENT

Patrick Phillips is an acoustic singer/Songwriter from Columbia, M.O in the U.S who gained local success with his pop-rock trio March to Glory. He accepted a basketball scholarship to Hunter College in New York City and has called New York home for two years, paying his rent by modeling for companies such as Barney's and H&M as well as designers like Alexis Mabille and Dries Van Noten while working on his English degree. How did you venture into modelling?

I moved to ny to play basketball at Hunter College. I didn't care so much about basketball as much as I cared about getting out of Missouri. One of the first days I was in NY, I met up with a friend to see a movie in Times Square; before getting there an agent on the street approached me and the next day offered me a contract.
where did your love and inspiration to do music come from?

I'd always been musical going back to when I was a little kid riding in my dads car and he'd blast Tom Petty or Sonic Youth or Public Enemy. Also in middle school I would put on Boyz II Men and sing the entire album at the top of my lungs. But I really found out music was a part of me when I started writing songs. I started writing songs when I was like 17. The first song I wrote was a song called "Typically" about a girl I liked across the room in my math class, haha. When I finished it I got such a feeling of satisfaction, I was able to perfectly reflect my emotions through a song. I'll always keep writing because it has a calming effect on me, and because I just need to write them.
What comes first for you , modelling or music?

Music definitely comes first. I'm not going to talk sh*t on modeling because it's a great opportunity and it's brought me all over the world and allowed me to meet some pretty cool people. But man, music saves lives.

Looking up your resume :oD you seem to have to the most fun jobs, how different is it in reality ?

Man, I feel like I'm fighting the early 20's battle, and it's a tough one. When you're in your early 20's there's so much uncertainty surrounding you. You want so many different things but there's no direct route to get there. You want to make a difference, be successful, fall in love, all that stuff. It's hard but the only way is to just go day to day and try to treat people well and be true to yourself. Everything will eventually fall in place and find its way.

What do you look towards in the future for you :oD?

(Laughs) man, I get down on the future but I shouldn't. I got a little sister and a little brother (12, 15) and I'm just excited to see them mature and grow up. For my future, I just want to be a person I don't hate.

Watch the live performance of his song Sway on into me produced by Tyson Moore, from his upcoming album scheduled to be released this summer.

36 comments:

Hippiegirl said...

i love the second picture :)

my exams are going fine.. monday is finally my last one :)
and biology on thursday was sooo good!

Terence Sambo said...

hey good to know pal :oD

Couture Carrie said...

What an awesome guy and interview!

xoxox,
CC

Mariëlle said...

Oeh la la.. so what's the surprise? Making me curious mister Sambo!

Terence Sambo said...

Thanx CC :oD

Terence Sambo said...

lol Marielle :o) this is the surprise :oD

Larita said...

Guauu yoe have a fantastic blog, (Y) thak you for your coment really :)
xoxo

Sina said...

Great Blog!Thanks for your Comment!

stephanie said...

Great interview! He seems really grounded and has genuine priorities which is awesome.
"Man, I feel like I'm fighting the early 20's battle, and it's a tough one."
I loved that whole answer- i found it really relateable and he just really nailed it.

;)

Terence Sambo said...

Thanx Larita :o)

Terence Sambo said...

No probs Sina :o)

Terence Sambo said...

Stephanie he's one of the realest persons u cld ever know :o)

cätu . said...

thanks for the nice comment, i appreciate that :) and the interview was great, i'm definitely gonna follow your blog

Terence Sambo said...

:oD i appreciate all the kind words Catu :oD

Cathy Voyage said...

What a man!

Terence Sambo said...

Hi Cathy :oD

this wheel's on fire said...

you're right--i enjoyed the interview! :D

Connie Hsiu said...

thanks thanks thanks!!! loved reading about this wonderful man :)

Terence Sambo said...

Thanx Wheels on fire :o)

Terence Sambo said...

Thank u Connie

Allison said...

Ooh, he's very cute ;)
I liked this interview very much - great job. And thank you so much for your sweet comment about my blog!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Oh my thank you for finding me and you're right, this is right up my alley!

I loved it!! Please keep stopping by in your fierce skinny jeans :)
xoxoxo

Nataly said...

he's a cutie.

thanks for checking out my blog. hope to hear from you soon

Terence Sambo said...

Allison sure, anytime :oD

Terence Sambo said...

absolutely Elizabeth :o)

Terence Sambo said...

Will do Nataly :oD

Eeli said...

Hey Terence,

I've had a quick flick through your blog and it seems pretty cool too lol. I'm glad you mentioned the something interesting on mine because i really enjoy listening to independent artists.

Checked out Patricks music, it has a slight Augustana feel to it which is not a bad comparison at all :D

His answers are really well thought out. The last being particularly evocative.

Thanks again,

Eeli

Terence Sambo said...

yeah u're right abt its Augustana feel :o) thanx for the kind words too :o)

Aless & Rocío said...

He is Amazing and so talent!!
xx
P.S: I love your blog!!

Terence Sambo said...

thanx Aless, Amp & Rico :o) appreciate the kind words :o)

Bella said...

Hii !
Thanks for your comment .
like your blog . very cool .

Terence Sambo said...

Thanx Bella :oD

dapper kid said...

Wonderful interview! And I like the fact that he just happened across modelling lol.

Terence Sambo said...

yeah happenstance :oD

Amau said...

Great photo!!

I love your blog!

Terence Sambo said...

:oD thanx

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