Ben and Ben members: real names, age, songs, and albums

Ben and Ben members: real names, age, songs, and albums

The Philippines is known to be a country of great talents and flavorful musicality, and proof of this is the indie folk-pop band, Ben and Ben. This 9-piece band is taking over the country's music industry by storm because of their songs that touch the hearts of their listeners. They are the geniuses behind the songs Kathang Isip and Maybe the Night. There is more to this band that makes them great and different from any other band. How much can you tell about the Ben and Ben members?

Ben and Ben members
Members of the Philippine pop band Ben&Ben perform for US Embassy Manila staff at the US Ambassadors Residence in Manila. Photo: Andrew Harnik
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Ben and Ben started their career not long ago, but they have already won the hearts of many. They have won several awards, including multiple Awit Awards and NME Award for Best Asian Band.

Ben and Ben members

This 9-member band is a combination of shy, quirky, funny yet talented and passionate people who seem to enjoy each other's company, on stage and off stage. Get to know Ben and Ben members' real names, facts and more.

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1. Miguel Benjamin Guico

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A potrait of Miguel Benjamin Guico. Photo: @miguelbenjamin_ (modified by author)
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  • Position: Acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist
  • Birth date: December 17
  • Instagram: @miguelbenjamin_

Miguel Benjamin is Paolo Benjamin's twin brother. In 2015, the brothers created the band The Benjamins. They changed the band's name to Ben&Ben in 2016, after their surname Benjamin. Miguel Benjamin Guico studied at De La Salle University.

2. Paolo Benjamin Guico

  • Position: Acoustic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist
  • Birth date: December 17
  • Instagram: @paolobenjamin_

Paolo Benjamin Guico loves being equal or balanced. He is a peacemaker and adores a peaceful environment. Just like his twin, Paolo Benjamin Guico studied at De La Salle University.

3. Patricia Lasaten

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A photo of Patricia Lasaten. Photo: @patlasaten (modified by author)
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  • Position: Keyboardist
  • Birth date: November 9, 1995
  • Age: 27 years old (as of 2023)
  • Instagram: @patlasaten

Pat is a strong-willed keyboardist, the kind of "strong" with uncontainable energy and drives when it comes to music and life. That kind of energy can be seen every time she performs on stage. Patricia Lasaten's energy goes beyond every chord and note of whatever she plays, whether gentle or wild shredding.

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She never gives up on mastering something she wants. She is the one who keeps all the other members in order whenever they are off-stage. She manages all their schedules, from recordings to rehearsals and other events.

4. Agnes Reoma

Why is Ben&Ben called this way?
Agnes Reoma performing. Photo: @agnesreoma (modified by author)
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  • Position: Bassist
  • Birth date: November 9, 1995
  • Age: 27 years old (as of 2023)
  • Instagram: @agnesreoma

Her bandmates look at her as a trooper who never retreats and surrenders. The bassist once had to perform while seated as she was not feeling well. Luckily Agnes Reoma managed to finish their set, after which she went to the hospital because of her gastritis.

5. Poch Barretto

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Poch Barretto smiling while taking a photo. Photo: @pochbarretto (modified by author)
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  • Position: Electric guitarist
  • Birth date: December 16, 1995
  • Age: 27 years old (as of 2023)
  • Instagram: @pochbarretto

Poch is not just a plain guitarist but also a man of principles and values. He sticks to what he believes in and is not afraid to voice himself out when something is going out of line. He also speaks up every time he thinks something needs improvement.

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One of Poch Barretto's principles in life is to talk when needed. He is the kind of friend who will be there with you when everything quiets down after all the noise, and he will talk some sense into you whenever you need it. He is also referred to as the electric guitarist as a musical genius. When he plays on stage, he is always on fire.

6. Andrew De Pano

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A portrait of Andrew De Pano. Photo: @andrewdepano (modified by author)
Source: UGC
  • Position: Percussionist
  • Birth date: February 8
  • Instagram: @andrewdepano

He is the meme-lord of the band. Besides being a great musician, Andrew De Pano is also the band's light. His personality and humour are contagious and help the other members embrace their weirdness. He also is a game enthusiast, which is his way of balancing his life from work and rest.

Andrew is also a musical genius. He knows how to play almost every musical instrument, and he can also sing. The funny thing is that if there is an instrument he did not master, it's the percussion, which he played for the band (with the help of Toni).

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He also does not forget to check on his bandmates. He always asks how everybody is doing every time they get busy.

7. Jam Villanueva

  • Position: Drummer
  • Birth date: September 29, 1995
  • Age: 27 years old (as of 2023)
  • Instagram: @jam_villanueva

Jam is known for her fiery and groovy chops and charismatic performance. Though she is already a great musician, she always asks the people around her what she can improve. She is a very humble person.

She also gives tasteful suggestions for movies and films to her friends. Jam Villanueva loves exploring not only music but also life. She is a quiet type of person, but that does not mean that she is not intense. She always laughs her heart out hard.

8. Keifer Cabugao

Ben and Ben members
A portrait of Keifer Cabugao. Photo: @keifrrr (modified by author)
Source: UGC
  • Position: Violinist
  • Birth date: November 26
  • Instagram: @keifrrr

Keifer Timothy is a Filipino singer and musician under Sony Music Philippines. He became a member of the band in 2016. Keifer Timothy loves deep conversations. He studied at the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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9. Toni Muñoz

  • Position: Percussionist
  • Birth date: November 25
  • Instagram: @tonimoons

Toni Muñoz is a musician under Sony Music Philippines. She is in love with coffee and is good at photography. Toni Muñoz also has a good voice and is one of the talented singers in the group.

Social media pages

To stay updated about the upcoming events of the band, you can follow them on their social media pages:

Why is Ben&Ben called this way?

Ben&Ben is a 9-member indie folk-pop band in the Philippines. The band was brought together by twin brothers Miguel Benjamin and Paolo Benjamin. Ben and Ben's twins were formerly known as The Benjamins.

The twins, Miguel Guico and Paolo Guico needed session musicians to help them as they recorded their debut EP in 2016. Being in the music scene for years, the two knew different musicians and instrumentalists they could work with.

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They called out a handful of instrumentalists to help and play with them. From a great recording to great live show performances, they decided to make the 9-piece band official.

Ben and Ben's album

After hitting top charts on different music platforms and gaining millions of streams and views on Spotify and YouTube in the previous years, Ben&Ben finally released their debut album.

Their album was named Limasawa Street, derived from the word Masawa which is a Butuanon word for light. The band said they wanted the album to represent a place of light by singing about hopeful perspectives in troubling situations.

Limasawa is also the name of a street that holds a special place in one of the members' hearts, grounded with a deeply personal story that offers the comforts of life and home. It is a 13-track album in which each track is genius yet relatable. These 13 songs touch the hearts of each listener:

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  • Limasawa Street
  • Pagtingin
  • Fall
  • Talaarawan
  • Hummingbird
  • Mitsa (Salamat)
  • Baka Sakali (feat. Ebe Dancel)
  • Lucena
  • Sampaguita
  • War
  • Godsent
  • Roots
  • Araw-Araw

Before these 13 songs, the band released singles and EP (extended plays), which were also welcomed and loved by their fans and listeners. Here is a list of other Ben and Ben's songs:

  • Bibingka
  • Branches
  • Leaves
  • Maybe The Night
  • Kathang-Isip
  • Ride Home
  • Susi
  • Sunrise

The band's popularity has taken over not only the music industry but also the movies, as they are part of the movie LSS. Several cinemas have screened the movie, which is a story of two people who meet because of a major Ben and Ben's concert that brings them together for a whirlwind romance.

The movie bagged awards during this year's PPP Awards, such as Best Sound Design, Best Theme Song for Araw-araw, and more. Pat Lasaten, the band's keyboardist, was also nominated for Best Musical Score as she was the Musical Director of the movie.

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The band has performed in different cities and provinces in the Philippines. Their song, Inevitable, has drawn a lot of reaction from their fans.

Who is the main vocalist of Ben and Ben?

The band's lead vocalists are the twin brothers, Miguel and Paolo Benjamin Guico.

What is the first song of Ben and Ben?

Formed as The Benjamins in 2015, the band debuted with the single Tinatangi, for which they also made a music video.

What is the full name of Ben and Ben?

Ben&Ben is the full name of the Filipino indie folk-pop band. Miguel and Paolo Benjamin, twin brothers, got the band together, and the name was derived from their surname Benjamin.

The music and songs that Ben and Ben members have created and will create in the future will surely rise above the noise and bring light and love to the lives of those who can listen to them. Like their debut album, the future of the band's career looks successful and bright.

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