US producer wants to bring Pinoy talent abroad

John Wilson knows talent when he sees one. He has produced albums for  Janet Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Brian McKnight and Justin Timberlake among others.

And now, he’s looking for a diamond in the rough: a Pinoy talent he can promote in the US and mold to become the next superstar of the Las Vegas circuit or any big-time international venue.              

Wilson is offering the stars and the moon – a management contract, an album deal and all  other perks  -- to the lucky Pinoy talent he and his team will handpick.

“We know that great talent is in the Philippines,” he told members of media in a press conference at Baliwag Grill and Restaurant recently.

Wilson got blown away at the sight and sound of  Filipino talents packing the crowd in at Las Vegas (where Lani Misalucha and Martin Nievera have performed). So he figured, why not go to the heart of it all? Why not go straight to Manila?

He did, and brought along costume designer Keith Holman, who designed Michael Jackson’s famous sequined glove and other outfits on stage.

Guy Lockwood, WCOPA (World Championships of the  Performing Arts)  World Champion for Male - Acting Contemporary, was also there. “This guy is awesome!” Wilson described Guy.  “We met in Los Angeles.”

La Toya’s vocal coach is just as impressed with Sharon Cuneta and Zirkoh performer Primadiva Billy, whom he saw abroad and in the Philippines, respectively.

Scouting around

“We’re still setting things up and putting things together,” says Wilson.  “For now, we’re basically scouting around.”

He plans to visit as many music bars as possible to look for that Pinoy singer who can make an international audience sit up and take notice regardless of genre: pop, RnB, gospel, rock, etc.

The chosen one stands to get a management contract from BMI, Wilson’s company, an album deal and even an international concert.

Wilson and company are also planning to launch a Facebook page in a few months to make it easier for aspiring musical talents to send their demos for them to see.


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