Born and raised in Marietta, GA, Pip’s earliest musical aspirations were fostered by his older sister. Growing up in a large musical family Pip learned to play various instruments, mainly piano, sang lead in local shows, and performed throughout the Marietta area.
Pip auditioned in 2011 for Oxygen show “The Glee Project” Season 1, making it through various audition rounds, and out to Los Angeles, and landing a spot only on the first episode’s audition rounds.
In 2011, Pip was chosen as 1 of 5 select performers from Atlanta’s 11alive “The Voice” VIP Early Auditions Contest (Pip was selected during a blind audition by co-host Chesley McNeil). Pip moved forward into national auditions and was picked as 1 of 120 contestants to fly out to Studio City, California for the blind auditions of NBC’s reality show “The Voice”.
Pip first appeared in Episode 3 of Season 2, performing the classic “The House of the Rising Sun” most famously covered by The Animals. “The Voice” celebrity judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera all turned around for Pip, but he eventually picked Adam Levine, the lead singer of the pop/rock band Maroon 5.
Pip competed for “Team Adam” on season 2 of The Voice, retaining his status on the team by winning the “Battle Rounds” against Nathan Parrett, singing Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good”. He performed The Killers’ song “When You Were Young” on the live shows, moving on in the competition with teammates Tony Lucca, Katrina Parker, and Mathai. On April 23, 2012, he performed Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” for the quarter-finals, but was eliminated by Levine at the end of the show. Despite being eliminated he reappeared on the season 2 finale performing on stage with Jermaine Paul, Jamar Rogers, and James Massone.
Pip relocated to Los Angeles after the show to pursue his music and work on his upcoming debut album, No Formalities.