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Ruben Young


Ruben YoungRuben's passion for music has led him through an impressive journey for a young musician. Through the entirety of his 18 years, he's been a performing fiend, never shying from the stage. From performing in talent shows in the fifth grade and on, to singing on the bus for change in junior high, Ruben's ambitions to share his love for music with the world has led him to a series of accomplishments.

In 2006 at 14 years old, Ruben was asked to perform at the VIP grand opening of the new Alberta Children's Hospital. Later, at a young 16, Ruben's Calgary audition for 2008's Canadian Idol 6 led him all the way to the competition's top 50. Inspired by the competition's winner and good friend Theo Tams, the young musician strives to become a self taught piano player.

In 2009 Ruben assembled a self named band who played a series of events in Calgary. Such events included Sled Island Music Festival, Central Memorial's 'Save Darfur' benefit concert and Husky Energy's 'Help the Hungry' charity fundraiser. His amazing band experience, along with multiple solo performances such as a semi finalist appearance in the 2009 Calgary Stampede Talent Search, proved 2009 to be a defining year for the bluesy and soulful artists career.

A combination of his love for motown, rhythm and blues, funk, alternative pop and some soul music, a Ben Harper like tone and a firey charisma on stage have allowed Ruben to cover songs with an original and refreshing sound. With songwriting and stylistic influences such as Marvin Gaye, James Morrison, Lauryn Hill, Bruce Springsteen and the Gaslight Anthem, Ruben hopes to establish himself as not only a thriving talent on stage, but a unique and passionate song writer. 



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