Josh Ramirez is living the dream of a performing artist, and has since been part of various musicals, concerts and events. He has also done commercials as a child, and has sung at events for SM, Lifestyle Network, weddings and corporate events. He even became grand champion in a singing competition in 2009 called PLAYSHOP IDOL.
In this PsstPh Part of the Story Series, Josh Ramirez talks to us about his theater and music career and his experiences in the industry.
Full Name and Alias: Joshua Michael Ramirez / Josh Ramirez
IG : officialjoshramirez
Location: Mandaluyong City
Education: Advanced Musical Theater (Stage Camp!, Trumpets Playshop)
Tell me about yourself that people don’t know:
I’m very OC. I can instantly tell if someone moved something in my bedroom.
What is your current state of mind before we continue with the interview?
What type of music you do?
Broadway, OPM, Disney, Pop, Jazz, Standards, Rock, Soul.
If you are doing a cover song, what song is it?
I’d love to do many covers, I can’t choose one.
Tell me what’s the story behind your concert last October 10, 2016.
Singing is my first love. So naturally, I always imagined doing a concert, or gigs. 2016 is the year I realized that I should start producing a gig or a concert, after years of doing theater.
What your thoughts about indie music and commercial music?
I have to admit I don’t listen too much indie music, but when I hear it out of nowhere, I appreciate it. I grew up with a lot of commercial music, so I enjoy it! What I don’t like is when music is commercially successful and the lyrics aren’t hitting you, and the singer is obviously auto tuned.
Are you open for a collaboration with your fans, example doing a cover song, and if yes, what song?
Oh yes! Hmmm… Well, if it’s a guy, I’d love to sing “Lay Me Down”; if it’s a girl, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”.
Who is your dream artist you would like to collaborate with?
That’s easy! Barbra Streisand and Andrea Bocelli! Most definitely!
Advice you have for aspiring musicians?
This may be cliche, but follow your heart. Trust your gut. I did, and I still do. But following your heart, is only a part of it. Train yourself, take voice lessons, audition, join competitions! All these things can help you grow as an artist.
Just wanted to know, years from now, what would you like your legacy to be?
I just want to be known as somebody who never gave up on his dreams. And someone who believed in hope and in love.
Thanks to Josh Ramirez for this quick but full of fun of interview.
Photos from Josh Ramirez official Facebook page.