We were able to interview Brad, the Chinito hunk with Guitar (CHWG), and asked some fun and even personal questions like his favorite travel destination, hid bedtime, his showbiz crush, and his guilty pleasures. Read on!
Real Name: Bradley Go
Birthday: 14 March 1986
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Shoe Size: 8.5
Eye Color: brown
Hair Color: Black
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Religion: Tolerance and Respect
How Many Siblings Do You Have: 1 younger sister
Hobbies/Talents: Guitar, Piano, Songwriting, Music Production, Photography, Filmmaking, Video Editing, Rock Climbing, Eating, Fitness.
Motto: Do your best.
Righty or Lefty: RIghty
Your Bedtime: Varies, but usually 2AM.
Your Heritage: Filipino-American-Chinese
Do You Have a Pet?: No
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Food: Bibimbap, Spanish Paella, Guacamole. Sorry, couldn’t pick just one!
Favorite Movie(s): When Harry Met Sally, 500 Days of Summer, Before Sunrise, Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, American Beauty
Favorite Song(s): “Cant Take My Eyes off of You” – Lauryn Hill (Frankie Valli cover), “Because” – The Beatles, “Missing the War” – Ben Folds Five, “Don’t Stop me Now” – Queen, “I Get Around” – The Beach Boys
Favorite Actor: Robert Downey Jr
Favorite Actress: Penelope Cruz
Favorite Mobile App: Spotify, probably. It’s nice to have a huge pile of music in your pocket.
Favorite Travel Destination: Barcelona
Favorite TV Program: 30 Rock, HIMYM, Breaking Bad. On air now, The Walking Dead.
Pet Peeves: Slow walkers! Must be the New Yorker in me =)
Now let’s get more personal and up close. Here’s Starmometer’s exclusive interview with Brad Go:
Your Fears: Failure, is probably my biggest one.
3 Things You Do Everyday: Stretch, listen to music, and take my vitamins.
Your Best Physical Feature: People have said that I have great hair, so I’ll say hair.
Most Embarrassing Moment:
When I was in high school I broke my collar bone while snowboarding. The recovery process required me to wear what’s called a “figure 8 brace,” which is a brassiere like harness that one puts his/her arms through and wears like a backpack, beneath clothing. Sounds harmless, but the brace is designed to pull the shoulders back an unnatural amount- so I had to walk around school looking like I was puffing my chest out all the time and it was extremely awkward.
Most Memorable Moment:
My most memorable moment, or at least one of my most memorable moments, is when I met a girl while walking home in the rain. She didn’t have an umbrella and was getting soaked, so I offered to have her walk with me under my umbrella to the train station. That chance encounter ended up sending me around the world in search of love stories for my album called “The HUSH Project.”
Showbiz Crush: Anne Curtis!
What Attracts You the Most in a Girl: Confidence. When a woman knows who she is, what she wants, and isn’t afraid to show herself in that way, I find that very attractive.
Are You Single Right Now? Yes, I am single right now.
Have You Been In Love? I can’t say with confidence that I’ve ever been in love, no. There have been times when I thought I was in love, but looking back at those moments, I don’t think that was it.
Do you think LOVE is chemical, intellectual, spiritual — or completely undefinable?
I think it’s all of those things at once. We are animals, and so the chemical processes that ensure our survival come into play, and also give us that rush of oxytocin as we are falling in love and feeling these strong emotions. The spiritual part is that, given this beautiful mix of chemicals and human emotion, there’s an element no one can quite define, and for me that’s the human spirit at work. And at the end of the day, our intellect gives us all the power to choose how we behave in relationships regardless of our emotions, which might be the most powerful part about love.
What Age Do You Plan to Get Married? I don’t plan these things- I like to just let things happen.
Your Musical Influences: My dad is a huge Elvis fan, and my mom loves The Carpenters – so I’d say those are two big ones. Also The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Elton John. I listened to a lot of Ben Folds Five and Michelle Branch in high school.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Recently I’ve gotten some unsolicited, positive feedback on my “The Hush Project” album, from people saying they really liked my songs. Any compliment that comes from people genuinely liking my music is very close to my heart.
What’s your personal anthem or theme song?
“Don’t Stop Me Now,” by Queen.
If you had an extra P100,000 to spend on yourself for one week, what would you do?
If I HAD to spend it on myself and not do something like put it away and save it? I would fly to Palawan or Boracay and just be a beach bum.
What do you value most: free time, recognition, or money?
Definitely free time. It’s the most luxurious of all three. To have time and freedom to do what you want, is something I really value in life because it allows me to be creative and make my music.
Who do you consider your HERO and why?
I had an English teacher in high school named Art Saldaña. He was a short, angsty, but extremely intelligent man. He always pushed me and my classmates to pursue their art, push their intellectual boundaries, and question everything. One of his catch phrases was “don’t be a weenie,” which means “don’t be a coward.” Over the years, his influence has stuck with me. He’s my hero not because he’s not some hugely famous and successful guy, but because he is a humble individual working in public service making a meaningful impact on the youth. And it’s people like that- teachers who are passionate about their job- that are my hero(es).
Would you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?
Ambivert. As a performer you have to put yourself out there, literally. But the songwriter in me cherishes my alone time as well.
What was your very first JOB?
I started a cleaning service for my relatives when I was in high school, driving around and vacuuming their houses.
What’s your recipe for recuperating from extreme heartbreak?
My personal recipe involves listening to a lot of sad songs, and then usually locking myself in my room and sulking in front of my piano and guitar until something I like comes out. Processing my emotions into a song allows me to say, “okay, it’s done now and it lives inside of this song.”
Do you believe that everyone deserves redemption + forgiveness?
Yes, but only if the guilty party is truly sorry.
Do you have any physical features that you try to cloak or hide? How come?
My feet, because I dislike walking barefoot. Plus, nothing beats a good pair of socks.
What’s your guiltiest of guilty pleasures?
I don’t really feel that guilty about enjoying something, but if I had to pick something- Crème brûlée…or pistachio gelato.
Have you ever won an award? What was it for?
Growing up, my sister and I would compete in a bunch of piano competitions, so I’ve collected quite a bit of those trophies. Or, my personal favorite was winning the spelling bee in my elementary school as a 4th grader, out-spelling the big kids. More recently, my friends and I won a 72 hour film competition.
Catch Brad perform live on February 21, 3 p.m., at Lucky Chinatown Mall. For more details about his album–“The HUSH Project”–visit www.hushproject.tv.
Brad Go is inviting you grab a copy of his debut album “The Hush Project” which is now available at Astro Plus and Odyssey record bars and online at iTunes, Spinnr, Spotify and Deezer: