From Canadian Idol top 50 at only 16, to a finalist in VSE Hleda Talent (Prague Czech Republic) to performing in over 100 local shows, Ruben Young has become notorious for creating an unforgettable experience on stage. Along with a growing online following (+300,000 views on YouTube), he is becomming one of Canada's artists to watch.
Although best known for his sultry, unique voice, Ruben has built a budding reputation for something much bigger.
After earning his BComm (finance) degree from the University of Calgary, he kicked off his solo career with 50 consecutive days of performances around his hometown (live and online).
From local festivals to night club stages, his performaces picked up momentum, gaining attention from local radio and national news. '50 Days of Summer' was endorsed by Jim Pattison radio group, as well as local and national brands such as Well Juicery and Wild Rose Brewery.
In Summer 2015, the 50 day experiment evolved, becoming
50 Days YYC, a music festival showcasing a different local artist, venue and collborative brand every day for 50 consecutive days.
As festival founder and director, Ruben lead the campaign to showcase 58 artists in 50 venues; paying +$15,000 to local artists, while programming local music in front of over 20,000 Calgarians.
Following the festival, Ruben was recognized as one of 150 leaders in the Canadian arts by Business for The Arts' Young Professionals Summit in 2015. He has also been named a GameChanger by BRANDED Magazine, and one of Gen Y Inc's 'high potential young Canadian leaders'.
In Fall 2016, Ruben will release his debut record, "The Bad Habits EP"; where contageous, raspy hooks meet future synths and a love story of vices.
Feeling Lucky Inc is a collective of creative minds. Ruben's goal is to build a hub of entrepreneurs from accross the globe that collaborate to innovate and inspire.
A SOULFUL RASP + CLEVER LYRICS OF HEARTBREAK, A BLEND OF VINTAGE SOUL & CONTEMPORARY R&B AND AN UNMATCHED HUSTLE; RUBEN YOUNG IS AN EMERGING VOICE FROM CALGARY, ALBERTA AND THE FOUNDER OF THE 50 DAYS YYC MUSIC FESTIVAL