Filipino-Irish American Philip Mahoney’s music grew well ahead of his years.
Just as soon as he could sit on the piano at the age three, he started learning notes and sheets of classical music until he evolved to playing music when he turned nine.
At age 10, he developed a love for the saxophone; at age 15, he began singing, playing the guitar, and writing original music (his first piece titled “Everything”), and at 18, the drums.
Each and every instrument he has held since, he doesn’t just play, but plays exceptionally well.
Finally choosing the saxophone as his partner on stage, he has drawn audiences with his talent for the brass instrument all through his life. He has wowed American retirees in Orlando as a child, and did the Filipino community of Central Florida as a constant feature in major events, including PhilFest (Tampa) and Filipino Pride Day (Jacksonville).
His most recent performances have been via the annual TFC’s Fiesta Mo sa Florida organized by ABS-CBN Global; Disney’s 2008 and 2009 Asian Expo; and Universal Studios Orlando’s Asian Heritage show.
Eager to spread his music to his second home in the Philippines, Philip is grateful to have met noted composer Vehnee Saturno who quickly signed him on for a recording with Viva Records. No less than Sarah Geronimo is featured in his debut CD with the Saturno original “Into the Sun,” which is now out in major record bars nationwide.
With a very promising first project in the Philippines, there is surely more beautiful music to come from the “Sax-o-Pinoy.”