KNOW YOUR SCENE: Boy Wonder Talks Philly’s Impact on Inspiration and Career

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One of the great privileges of interviewing the movers and shakers of Philadelphia’s diverse music scene is getting to hear from people who are incredibly passionate about what’s happening and know what it takes to succeed. Andre Coles, a.k.a. Boy Wonder, offers an experienced artist perspective. Since he was seventeen years old, Boy Wonder has entrenched himself in Philadelphia through adapting and evolving as an artist, immersing himself in a number of impressive projects in multiple capacities, as well as organizing and hosting open mic nights around the city. Between spending time planning his shows, recording with producer Steve Albini for his new project Run By The Gun, and organizing his events, Boy Wonder somehow found the time to sit with me and chat about learning the challenges he had to overcome as an artist and the current state of Philly’s ever-changing stage.

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  1. Jim Cunningham

    January 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Andre’ is as dedicated as anyone I know to our music scene here in Philly, and probably as hard a worker as we have. It’s good to see him get some of the recognition he deserves. Great interview. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Alana Jones

    January 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    He is an intelligent brotha who isn’t out to make a buck but be genuine. His soul is not easy to copy and I’m glad I have been able to see the slow but admirable attention he is getting while he is doing shows. Soon he will be out there and on the scene for real and I can say I remember him when.

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