Born and raised in Rowland Heights, CA by Filipino immigrants, Benzer's passion for music dates back to Sunday mornings as a child listening to classic Filipino artists with his parents and singing at family karaoke nights. As he grew older, he realized music’s power to express creativity which led him to learn piano, drums, and guitar while singing in his local choirs. Benzer uses his sweet, soulful voice to exemplify his belief in the power of music to express through his storytelling lyrics and sound influenced by smooth R&B, funk, soul and 90’s hip-hop. The 21-year-old’s inspiration comes from music pioneers such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as contemporary artists such as Anderson. Paak, Devin Morrison and Frank Ocean. When he’s not making his own music he is showcasing emerging artists, of all mediums, in his community through his art page, ARTFORM626.
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