Philip 7

Philip 7

BandAlternativeReggae

When lead vocalist Philip 7 hits the stage the last thing one would expect is the raw, edgy alternative rock sound he has become best known for. Blessed with amazing vocal abilty and range, this multi genre artist is complimented by some of Barbados' finest musicians to demonstrate his versality.

Biography

With locks cascading down his back, the last thing one would expect to hear from Philip7 is the raw, edgy alternative rock sound for which he has become known. However, the talented Barbadian singer, songwriter and guitarist has carved a niche for himself in a musical genre not typically known for West Indian roots. As a talented and versatile artist however, Philip is not confined to the alternative sphere with reggae in his repertoire.

Barbadian music producer Gary Serrao of Gee Wiz Studios keenly watched Philip’s evolution over the years and that led to an introduction to Canadian music producer Derek Brin marking a significant milestone in Philip’s career. So impressed was Derek with Philip’s vocal style that they recorded the edgy soulful track ‘Beautiful Surprise’ a song which had been penned by songwriters in a Sony/BMG songwriters camp. Then came the song’s reggae remix which was recorded by the legendary Clive Hunt at Harmony House, Jamaica.

Philip complemented the single with a glossy, international quality music video produced by Stuart Hall of Creative Junction and shot on location in Barbados. This single catapulted Philip’s career and in January 2008, the local music industry endorsed his talent by awarding him “Best Rock/Alternative Artist” at the 3rd annual Barbados Music Awards.

With the success of ‘Beautiful Surprise’, Philip put his faith and talent in the hands of the track’s masterminds for another series of recordings. Barbadian producer Gary Serrao and Canadian based international producer Derek Brin began to work on follow up singles and crafted the alternative tracks “Nothing Left to Say” and “Unconditional”. These were followed by “Blame It On Love” which was in heavy rotation on both local and regional radio stations.
As momentum continued to build, the team quickly returned to the studio for another phase of recordings, this time with the assistance of Canadian songwriter Rupert Gayle and internationally recognised engineer Andrew Dawson. Philip then returned to Barbados to work with Anthony Hoyos and Chris Allman of Slam City Studios on the single ‘Space and Time’ and he followed up with another Stuart Hall directed music video.

By August 2008, Philip’s journey led him to Kingston, Jamaica the reggae capital of the world where he had the opportunity to record with some of the island’s leading producers including Jeremy Harding (2hard Records), Stephen McGregor (Big Ship Studios), Donovan Germain (Penthouse Records) and Clive Hunt (Harmony House). Drawing on the depth of knowledge he gained from his co-writing sessions with Rupert Gayle, Philip quickly adapted to the new environment to pen and record a number of reggae singles. Later that year he returned to Jamaica to shoot his first reggae music video for the single ‘Looking For’ with director Jay Will (Game Over).

With over 20 recorded singles, Philip took on the arduous task of narrowing down a selection to 12 tracks to release his debut solo album titled ‘Masala’. He maintains that the Masala album is a true reflection of the musical journey which he has travelled throughout his life. It represents his diversity and draws on several musical influences which have helped to shape him into the unique artist he has become.

Since coming on the scene, Philip has worked with some of the world’s leading music producers and songwriters to hone his skills as a songwriter and truly develop as a performing artist. The existence of talent has never been in dispute for Philip, but the new phase of his career will focus on Philip 7 the entire product.

Lyrics

“Beautiful Surprise”

Written By: Derek Brin ,Ben Dunk , Rupert Gayle ,Richard Marshall

VERSE
Woke up today my life has changed
Suddenly nothing was missing
I just can’t explain, a sunshower rain
Comes when you least expect it
But now I know the time will show
The things that you believe
CHORUS
But I knew that day would come
When I’ll find someone to share my life
What a beautiful surprise
Waited all my life for something right
Now you’re by my side
What a beautiful surprise
VERSE
Late afternoon I’m still thinking of you
Suddenly time doesn’t matter
It’s that feeling inside
When you don’t have to try
Now that everything looks better
But now I know the time will show
The things that you believe
CHORUS
BRIDGE
I’ve been waiting and waiting so long oh yeah
I’ve been waiting and waiting so long
CHORUS

Came To talk

Written By: Philip7

CHORUS
I came to talk, not argue and fight, just because
Life’s too short to keep hate inside
So let’s take a pause
Woman, it’s all because of you
The pain that I fought through
So I am here to tell you right now
What’s in my heart

VERSE 1
When you said that love grows on respect
Did it hurt inside
Words I won’t ever forget
But it was all a lie
Tell me is it cold when you sleep at night
When I ain’t there to tell you it’s alright
Will I know the truth

CHORUS

VERSE 2
Well it’s not easy when you give your all
And taken for a ride
You could have my money, my car, my house
But you took my pride
That’s where I draw the line
No matter what I felt for you
I could not stay
Now I know, it’s better off this way

CHORUS

I'll Be Here Waiting

Written By: Philip7

VERSE 1
I’ve been on my own for so long
Thinking about you
Wondering what I did wrong
The pain I put you through
Is there another man’s arms
You’ve fallen into
Why can’t we stay together one on one
But just me and you

CHANGE
Does your heart beats like a burning flame
Falling out your chest
When you think about the moments shared
The times we had

CHORUS
No matter what you do, or what you say baby
I’ll be here waiting on you
Cause you’ll be back someday
And I’ll be here waiting
No matter what you try, the harder you deny
I’ll be here waiting
For the truth will set us free today
And I’ll be here waiting on you

Do you feel like your world is fading
Makes you lose your breath
While you ponder on what could have been
A love that stood the test

CHORUS
No matter what you do, or what you say baby
I’ll be here waiting on you
Cause you’ll be back someday
And I’ll be here waiting
No matter what you try the harder you deny
I’ll be here waiting
For the truth will set us free today
And I’ll be here waiting on you

CHANGE
Does your heart beats like a burning flame
Falling out your chest
When you think about the moments shared
The times we had

CHORUS
No matter what you do, or what you say baby
I’ll be here waiting on you
Cause you’ll be back someday
And I’ll be here waiting
No matter what you try the harder you deny
I’ll be here waiting
For the truth will set us free today
And I’ll be her waiting on you

BRIDGE

Looking For

Written By: Philip7


CHORUS
Tell me what your looking for
Is it in a place or time
Tell me why I can’t go
Is it where you lost your hope
Tell me what your looking ya
Anything that I can do
To make you feel so special girl
My world I’ll give to you
Babe please don’t close the door
Tell me what your looking for ya

VERSE
When you think your wasting time oh yeah yeah
And your heart has lost the shine ya
I’m not being conceited but I’m here to prove it
That love leaves no man behind yeah
So put your arms around me girl
And let me keep you save and warm
For no harm will come your way
(No harm will come your way ay ay ay)
No need to keep your feelings cold no
Or hideaway behind closed doors
Hold my hand and I’ll lead the way
You hear what I say ay

CHORUS

VERSE 2
When your hope has gone astray
And doubt has blocked your way
Girl let me be your shining light
And through the gloom I’ll be your guide
Cause ya know that I’m here to stay
So put your arms around me girl
And let me keep you save and warm
For no harm will come your way eh ay eh ay oh ya
No need to keep your feelings cold no
Or hideaway behind closed doors
Hold my hand and I’ll lead the way
You hear what I say ay

CHORUS

Space and Time

Written By: Anthony Hoyos

Verse 1 –
Life passes by/ It's hard to define
Which way me and you are going
All I want is to be with you each night
But time passes by/ The changing of tides
Reminds me of where we should be
Every day has moments to cherish
I can see there's a way for you and me
Chorus –
And here we are - in space and time
We're two rivers flowing
In space and time
And time keeps flowin’ on
Verse 2 –
As we chase the night/ Talking in whispers
The moon and the stars are shining
Wishing we could freeze this moment
But time passes by/ And people and things
Conspire to break our closeness
Precious time we take for granted
Ordinary things can mean so much
Repeat Chorus –
Bridge –
The rhythm and rhyme
Of hours together seemed so slow
Was an innocent time
And we wasted more time
Than we'll ever know
So on and on we go
Repeat Chorus –

"Unconditional"

Written By: Philip7

VERSE 1
You’re the words I feel
Inside of my soul
And the light I see
Beyond my control
So don’t be afraid to give and to take
Don’t be afraid your heart’s gonna break

CHORUS
Love is soft love is warm
Love is unconditional
Love is all you need
In your heart so let it be
Love is tuff love is torn
Love is unpredictable
Love won’t judge
Love is unconditional

VERSE 2
And the touch I feel
In my heart I know
You’re the breath that I take
And I can’t let go
So don’t be afraid to give and to take
Don’t be afraid your heart’s gonna break

CHORUS

BRIDGE
If I had the sun could I count on you?
If I had the moon would you be there too
If this was the last days of our lives
I’ll spend the day with you

Who you are

Written By: Philip7

CHORUS
Are you a fallen star
Here to captivate my heart
Please tell me that’s who you are
Or maybe falling rain on my window pane
That’s how I feel in your arms
It’s like a dream come true
Just ah me and you, in this crazy world
Your attention by the minute, by the hour
Sweet loving I’ll devour
Cause babe that’s who you are

VERSE 1
(Never meet no-one like you)
Who make the wrong feel so right
Create sunshine in ah ya gloom
(Sometimes it’s too good to be true)
But I don’t fuss nor fight
She’ll tell me what she wants me to do
She told me to hold her strong
From dusk til dawn sweet loving babe all nite long
While ya there just ah take it slow keep me calling fuh more
Complete from her head to her toes
So tell me now

CHORUS

VERSE 2
(When your loving starts to flow like a river)
Make my knees go weak
And washes my fears away
(Under her spell, I never will recover)
And I can’t speak
Cause that’s how I feel everyday
So I just hold her strong
From dusk til dawn
Sweet loving babe all nite long
While I’m there, just ah take it slow
Keep her calling fuh more
Complete from her head to her toes
So tell me now

CHORUS

Just Fine

Written By: Philip7

VERSE 1
Every time you come into my mind
A tear comes to my eye
And the reason that I’m so upset
Cause you left me behind
I thought on a level we both connect
But it was all just a lie
So I just want to tell you baby
True love is hard to find

CHORUS
Trust me when I say, I’ll be ok
No matter what kinda games you play
I’ll be just fine, I’ll be just fine
Looking out for me, and that’s for sure
No need to feel so insecure
I’ll be just fine, I’ll be just fine

VERSE 2
Thinking of the good times that we had
And the moments that we share
Knowing that I gave you all my best
And you threw it all away
Now that you’re gone I will confess
You’re always on my mind
But I just want to tell you baby
True love is hard to find

CHORUS
Trust me when I say, I’ll be ok
No matter what kinda games you play
I’ll be just fine, I’ll be just fine
Looking out for me, and that’s for sure
No need to feel so insecure
I’ll be just fine, I’ll be just fine

BRIDGE
I won’t give up, I’ll stay strong and true
Tomorrow will be a better day
I’ll keep my head up, do what I gotta do
Cause Jah will show me the way
I won’t give up, I’ll stay strong and true
Tomorrow will be a better day
I’ll keep my head up, do what I gotta do
With out I’ll find my way

CHORUS
Trust me when I say, I’ll be ok
No matter what kinda games you play
I’ll be just fine, I’ll be just fine
Looking out for me, and that’s for sure
No need to feel so insecure
I’ll be just fine, I’ll be just fine

SOLO

REPEAT CHORUS THREE TIMES

Discography

The following tracks appear on the album titled Masala, all of which have been commercially released.
1.Beautiful Surprise (alternative mix)
2.Beautiful Surprise (reggae remix)
3.Nothing Left To Say
4.Unconditional
5.Blame It all on Love
6.Space and Time
7.Never Leave Your Side
8.Who You Are
9.In My Heart
10.Looking For
11.Silence Me
12. Came To Talk
13. Just Fine

The most recent single release is I Don't Wanna Feel This Way

Set List

We play two 45min sets containing 15 songs each.
Each set contains a mixture of originals and covers.

A general set list:
1. Beautiful Surprise
2. Never Leave Your Side
3. Who You Are
4. Space and Time
5. In My Heart
6. Nothing Left To Say
7. Unconditional
8. Blame It all on Love
9. Space and Time
10. Looking For