Currently regarded as the biggest and hotest band in the Philippines, Ben&Ben has endeared itself to many with their heartfelt lyrics, unique musicality, and their electric vibe onstage. In the prime of their youth, the band is keen on dedicating themselves to bringing richness to the music they create through songs of hope, love, and positivity.
Composed of twin brothers Paolo Benjamin and Miguel Benjamin on acoustic guitars and vocals, Agnes Reoma on bass, Poch Barretto on electric guitar, Keifer Cabugao on violin, Pat Lasaten on keyboards, Toni Muñoz and Andrew de Pano on percussions, and Jam Villanueva on drums, the band merged folk music with pop; steering a new sound genre that they would eventually dominate through their songs “Kathang Isip,” “Leaves,” “Ride Home”, and “Maybe the Night,” and their more recent releases such as “Araw-Araw”, “Pagtingin”, “Masyado Pang Maaga” and a cover of the Bread classic “Make It With You.”
The band released their 12-track debut album “Limasawa Street” under Sony Music Entertainment Philippines. As an album Ben&Ben aims for the album to be a beacon of light by singing about hopeful perspectives in troubled situations. The album stretched and explored the creative limits of the band in terms of songwriting and arranging tapping into different styles likes afro-latin percussive breaks, old soul music, bebop, choral/vocal music, indigenous stylings, and rock whilst never forgetting their folk, world, and earthy sound.
They interchangeably describe themselves as a fellowship, a band of heroes like the Avengers, or as classmates stuck with each other. Once in a room with them, they fill the air with banter and casual conversations on where to eat next – giving one a real and honest look on how close-knit their family band, or “famband,” really is.
Under glaring lights, in between the seas of singing crowds, with their music and each other, they’ve found home.