Phillip Lomax

Phillip Lomax

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Phillip Lomax is a Alternative Pop sensation by day and cool crooner by night who made his recent international debut as a finalist on the hit TV show, The X Factor USA. His cover of Rihanna's Please Don't Stop the Music became an overnight sensation and was well received by Rihanna and LA Reid.

Biography

Born in August of 1989, in Long Beach, California, actor and singer Phillip Lomax grew up on Whidbey Island, one of nine islands in the Puget Sound off the coast of Seattle, Washington. The spark of stardom began for him between the ages of three and four, when he would often lurk in the shadows of his hallway waiting for his dad to announce him to the "stage” in front of their living room TV to sing or act out silly skits with his little brother, Brandon. Phillip would say this was probably the very start of his passion for performance, even though the applause and approval he craved was from only his dad and two cats.
At the age of 7, Phillip's father moved their little family to Japan after being offered an amazing job opportunity with his existing company. This move would put into motion a series of shifts across the world for the family and jump start Phillip's extensive international travel. Before he was a junior in high school, Phillip would live in four different countries and visit several more, becoming fluent in Japanese and French and picking up a working knowledge of several other languages along the way.
Again following his father’s job opportunities, the family moved to South Africa, then to Israel, where Phillip began his high school career and rediscovered his love for the performing arts. His easy-going manner and good looks made it easy for him to dabble in a short modelling career and he starred in various school and student productions during the two years he lived in Israel, including "Julius Caesar," in which he played Mark Antony. His achievements also included a Best Actor award for a student production of "After Dark."
In the midst of a hectic soccer schedule, a sport that Phillip will probably always describe as his first love, a turning point in his career came when music producers asked him to appear in a music video for an up and coming Israeli songstress. While her career failed to take off, the professionalism of a real gig evoked an enjoyment in acting and a boost in his own confidence as a performer.
Before his junior year in high school, the family again hopped countries, this time to England and with a new addition in the form of Phillip’s second little brother. With his high school graduation looming, the clock was ticking for Phillip to make some crucial decisions about his future. Failing to find anything he loved as much as performing, he decided to begin honing his acting abilities both as a skill and a profession. Enrolling at TASIS England, he didn't hesitate to throw himself into a series of productions hosted by both students and the school. He played a supporting role in "Arsenic and Old Lace," then lead roles in "Pvt. Wars," and "Our Country's Good."
Although his love of melodies had always been a large part of his life and he'd been involved in bands in Israel and the UK, his career didn't start to incorporate his music ability until his junior year in high school. Landing a main role as Cinderella’s Prince Charming in "Into the Woods," Phillip starred in his first ever musical production. It was soon very obvious to him (and probably anyone who watched him in that performance), that his skills transcended much more than simply acting.
He went on to play Curly, the male lead in "Oklahoma," and wowed audiences with the opening number, "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning." He starred in various other productions that year as well, setting the stage for his even greater achievements after high school. He applied to several colleges and universities, most of them in the US, and after much deliberation decided to accept a scholarship from Cornish College of the Arts to pursue a degree in Theatre and Musical Theatre.
No one could have predicted his life coming full circle in such a way. As his family again packed their bags for an international move to India, he packed up to return to Seattle, Washington, the city where his passion for performing began and the launching pad for the rest of his career.
Students and faculty alike soon recognized his ability and he starred in several plays, such as "Waiting for Lefty" and "Urine Town." But it was a shirk of responsibility that finally catapulted him into major limelight. In the throes of production for "Hamlet," in which he played Horatio, he decided to skip out on a day of rehearsals and instead audition for a little singing show called "The X-Factor USA."
From the humble "stage" in front of his TV to an auditorium of thousands, Phillip sang his heart out with a rendition of Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon," a song that tagged him as a crooner and shoved himself through to the show's bootcamp. His debonair image and 1000 watt smile helped him sail through bootcamp after his group performance of Muses' cover of "Feeling Good" originally from the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd.
He then jetted to the Hamptons to sing for judge L.A. Reid and a guest judge one more time befo

Discography

Currently, Lomax is working on two exciting recording projects that are planned to be released in the very near future and is playing shows around the world.

Set List

Come Fly With Me
I've Got You Under My Skin
The Best is Yet to Come
I've Got the World on a String
Fly Me to the Moon
New York, New York
The Lady is a Tramp
For Once in My Life
You Don't Know Me
Feeling Good