B i o g r a p h y

     Reuben was born Reuben Dondiego Laurente on November 13, 1968 in Manila, Philippines.  A three-time AWIT Awards nominee for Best Male Recording Artist of the year in 1997, 2001, and 2007.  He is a multi-awarded singer/songwriter/theater performer and album producer.  He is also a visual artist having graduated with a  Bachelor's degree in Interior Design at the University of the Philippines.  He recorded his very first gospel single at the age of eleven. He then became a resident gospel recording artist of PAPURI! (Praise), the music arm of the Far Eastern Broadcasting Company. In 1991, he joined the Philippines' premiere vocal group, "The CompanY".  After 14 albums with the group, he later embarked on a solo career, expanding his horizon as a performing artist, doing recording, theater, and live concert scenes. To date,  Reuben has had five albums to his name.  He had brought honors in representing the Philippines in three international music festivals in Manila (1995), Taiwan (2004), and Los Angeles (2007).  In 2007, entertainment sectors bestowed upon him awards as a vocalist, songwriter, album producer, and live performer, and he acknowledges these as God's blessings for his passion and perseverance.

 

     As a performer on the high seas for Royal Caribbean International, Azamara Cruises, and later on as a headliner performer for other cruise lines under Don Casino Productions, Reuben was given  the opportunity traveling to 6 continents, exploring and experiencing the beauty and culture of more than 70 countries and sovereign states.

 

     Reuben is a dedicatied artist who is passionate about his craft in pursuit of excellence in championing the Filipino artist in the global stage.  As an act, Reuben has shaped a great sense of musical versatility that enables him to tackle various genres with expressive depth.  He has the ability to create nuances that imbue every song with personal meaning.  Imagine storytelling in musical perfection. He is Reuben Laurente, a singer's singer, deserving the title,  "Manila's Pop Virtuoso".

 

 

BRIJESH photograpy / INDIA

" Ako'y napako sa krus na kasama ni Kristo; at hindi na ako ang nabubuhay, kundi si Cristo ang nabubuhay sa akin, at ang buhay na ikinabubuhay ko sa pananampalataya, ang pananampalataya na ito'y sa Anak ng Dios, na sa akin ay umiibig, at ibinigay ang Kanyang sarili sa akin. "     Mga Taga Galacia 2:20      

" I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. "     Galatians 2:20

 

" He sido crucificado con Cristo, y ya no vivo sino que Cristro vive en mi, lo que ahora vivo en el cuerpo, lo vivo por la fe en el Hijo de Dios, quien me amo y dio su vida por mi. "     Galatas 2:20

NOt only so, but we also rejoice in suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance :  Perseverance , character ; and character , faith.

                                                        Romans 5 : 3 - 4

Captured memories from the lens of Reuben's father

DOMINADOR LAURENTE / Philippines

Flute: Jay Gomez / Percussion: Bo Razon

Arranger / Guitar solo: Jed Roque

Composers: Markel Luna and Reuben Laurente

From the album "PopVirtuosity" (D'Concorde Records)

" Ito Na! "

From the album "Himig Handog Sa Bayaning Pilipino" (STAR Records)

Composer: Enrico Sta. Maria

" Ang Galing Mo " (with 92 A.D.)

UNRELEASED

Arranger: Arnel De Pano

Composers: Soc Villanueva and Jungee Marcelo

" Lipad Pinoy Lipad "

Nationalism

From the album "Heartblends" (MCA Universal)

Arranger: Marc Santos

duet with Diane Elise

(cover version)

" I Miss You Like Crazy "

From the album "Heartblends" (MCA Universal)

Arranger: Marc Santos

Composers: Jeff Barry and Peter Allen

(cover version)

duet with stage and pop diva Anna Fegi - Brown

" I Honestly Love You"