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The Bellissimo Files One To Watch: Reuben Hester On Leaving Home For Music At Just 16 And His New Track For The Moment

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Aoife Plunkett
Aoife Plunkett

12:52 15 Jan 2022


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Reuben Hester

This week's One To Watch is Reuben Hester.

Reuben has released his latest track For The Moment and joined Sarina on Saturdays show to tell her all about it.


Reuben decided to pursue his passion for music at a very young age.

At just 16 he dropped out of school and left his hometown of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford to pursue his musical dreams in Manchester.

His family thought he was crazy, and he admits it was incredibly difficult at first.

On his 45 minute break from college he would head out on to the city streets to busk and earn some money to buy a sandwich.

 

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Things took a turn for Reuben when he was approached by the producers of Little Mix's reality show The Search.

Although he was grateful to receive the invite, at first he didn't think it was for him.

Having turned down producers three times, Reuben was convinced after meeting them in person and now says it was one of the best experiences of his life.

He got access to incredible vocal coaches, help from the producers and has had continued support from the Little Mix girls too.

 

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Reuben said he said his current releases are like chapters in a book for him.

For The Moment is the story of breaking free of his mold and the dark days, and reconnecting with himself.

To hear more about Reuben Hester and his music, have a listen to the podcast:

The Bellissimo Files One To Watch: Reuben Hester On Leaving Home For Music At Just 16 And His New Track For The Moment

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