After Josh Hollin ‘15 played upright bass as an BISFA Instrumental Music major, he dropped the bass under the stage name PAJAMA JOSH. His passion for music began at his father’s marching band rehearsals and in the backseat of his mother’s car. This encompassing love for music led him to audition for ABC’s vocal music competition, “American Idol”: “One of the first CDs I would listen to growing up was the “American Idol” Season 2 compilation CD with Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. I would steal this CD from my mom’s car visor, pop it into my walkman, and sing (scream) along to the cast version of God Bless the USA. As I got older and watched more ‘eccentric’ contestants like Adam Lambert and Jax pave their own lane on the show. I saw that there might be a space for me, so I auditioned, and now, here we are!”
You can follow Hollin’s career on social media and music streaming platforms under the name PAJAMA JOSH, and the new season of “American Idol” premiers on Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. ET.
Written by Kelsi Maddock ’17