Reuben can be counted among today's wave of performers whose primary focus is on revealing personal experience through expertly crafted songs that touch the heart with searing emotional honesty. Growing up in San Francisco, Reuben studied at alternative music schools with a variety of eclectic and masterful musicians including Tom Constanten, the original keyboardist for the Greatful Dead. When Reuben was 17, he moved to New York to attend NYU on a full scholarship where he continued to study music. He entered the downtown scene as the original pianist for Antony and the Johnsons, winner of this year's Mercury Music Prize. Reuben soon formed his own band comprised of local music scene luminaries. Reuben is influenced by American classic pop, rock, and soul. His heroes are Goffin and King, the Funk Brothers, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Prince. Reuben's acclaimed debut album 'DUSK' received the 2003 Out Music Award for Outstanding Debut Recording. Reuben's highly anticipated follow up album 'Golden Boy' is now available.
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