|Birth name||Phillip Andrew Arnold|
April 26, 1992 |
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, actor|
|Associated acts||Adam Levine|
Pip's musical aspirations were fostered by his older sister who holds a degree in musical theater. Growing up in a large musical family Pip learned to play various instruments, mainly piano, sang lead in local shows, and performed/entertained in the Marietta area. During four years at Kennesaw Mountain High School Pip starred in several plays, landing the lead of Huckleberry Finn during his senior year in the musical Big River.
The Glee Project and The Voice
Pip auditioned in 2011 for Oxygen show The Glee Project Season 1, landing a spot only on the first episode's audition rounds. In 2011 Pip was chosen as 1 of 5 select performers from Atlanta's 11alive "The Voice" VIP Early Auditions Contest (Pip was selected during a blind audition by co-host Chesley McNeil). Pip moved forward into national auditions and was picked as 1 of 120 contestants to fly out to Studio City, California for the blind auditions of NBCUniversal TV reality show The Voice.
Pip first appeared in episode 3 of season 2, performing the classic "The House of the Rising Sun" most famously covered by The Animals. The Voice (U.S.) celebrity judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera all turned around for Pip, but he eventually picked Adam Levine, the lead singer of the pop/rock band Maroon 5.
Pip competed for "Team Adam" on season 2 of The Voice, retaining his status on the team by winning the "Battle Rounds" against Nathan Parrett, singing Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good". He performed The Killers' song "When You Were Young" on the live shows, moving on in the competition with teammates Tony Lucca, Katrina Parker, and Mathai . On April 23, 2012, he performed Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" for the quarter-finals, but was instantly eliminated by Levine at the end of the show. Despite being eliminated he reappeared on the season 2 finale performing "I Want You Back" on stage with Jermaine Paul, Jamar Rogers, and James Massone.
After The Voice
After The Voice, Pip moved to Los Angeles to continue his music career. Pip's debut single, "Who Cares", was released September 11, 2012. It is the lead single from his debut EP No Formalities, released on January 4, 2013.
In February 2014, Pip signed a deal with Indi.com to start marketing and distributing music on a bigger scale. Releasing the single "Hooked" on May 19, 2014 with an EP and possible tour in the works for the summer/fall of 2014.
Presently, Indi.com is backing Pip's new single "Trash Talk", partnering it with a new music video and anti-bullying campaign.
In 2012 Pip set up a charity called Youth in Mission to help fund youth involvement in mission work around the world, in honor of his mentor, missionary, and close family friend, the late Stewart Hay. In 2014 the charity became a non-profit corporation, with Pip as President.
- 2014 "No Formalities"
- 2014: "Hooked"
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