Official Biography (courtesy of Ruben Anthony)
Ruben, the SOUL singer, songwriter and musical star with the amazing green eyes released his debut album “Exceptional” in partnership with RADIO NRJ and RADIO Ö3 in 2006. After the huge success of his debut single Be My Lady ( Top 15), his starring role in CARMEN CUBANA, where he also has credit as a score-writer, he released IN MY ROOM, a pure R&B album which he also executively produced including three videos and a dvd set. Ruben is currently finishing work on his third album “WONDERFUL”.For this project Ruben is taking you back to the essence: his love of beautiful music.
Once again Ruben strives to capture his audience with his unique style: his emotional lyrics embraced by beautiful soulmusic with a subtle but specific Caribbean flavor.
Ruben Heerenveen, born from a Caribbean father and Dutch mother, grew up on the island of Curaçao and migrated to Holland as a teenager. After high school he studied at the School for the Arts in Amsterdam, formed the a cappella singing group ‘Prospect’ with his cousins, influenced by his musical role models BoyzIIMen and worked as a background dancer for international artists including Enrique Iglesias, Melanie Thornton and Mr.President
At a chance musical audition in Vienna he stood out because of the combination of his singing and dancing talents. He decided to move to Vienna where he played various lead roles in musicals like Fame, Jesus Christ Superstarand Hair
In 2003 Ruben moved to Los Angeles to work and record with Duan Watts & LE18 Entertainment (Britney Spears, Rafael Sadeeq)
He also was the opening act for Shaggy, wrote and performed the theme song for the Austrian Lifeball in 2006 and 2007and performed at established venues like WIENER STADTHALLE, NRJ IN THE PARK, GASOMETER.
In 2009 Ruben moved back to Holland where he continued his success with sold out shows in Amsterdam Carré, appearing twice in the acclaimed t.v. show De WERELD DRAAIT DOOR, Starring in the musical DADDY COOL and singing in front of sold out crowd in both rooms in the PARADISO.
In the competitive music market Ruben has managed to build a successful career as a recording artist and performer.
Now he is on a mission to conquer the rest of the world.