Josephine Roberto aka BANIG

Josephine Roberto aka BANIG

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopR&B

Soul, Pop, R&B....ARTISTRY at its best. www.banigonline.com

Biography

As many watched her blossom from a little kid wonder to a woman of a total performer caliber, it is certain that Banig has what it takes to succeed in the very competitive world of the music business. Many performers have tried, but most failed. Though it ain't easy, Banig has certainly gone a long way. Filipinos take pride. They rejoice that someone with such talent could represent their country with honor and respect. But Banig, a true performer belongs to everyone for she is a world class entertainer!

Her first television appearance was at age 7 when she joined a singing competition where she became the champion for 7 consecutive weeks. By the age of nine, she was already a dominant presence n the Philippine concert scene. She then reached a bigger acclaim when she joined the International Star Search competition at the age of 10. Banig, representing the Philippines became the first and only Filipino champion and with that, the young performer who strutted her world class talent on stage back home had now caught the attention of the U.S. scene.

Since then, Banig has appeared in numerous television shows such as the Arsenio Hall Show, Into The Night With Rick Dees, Maury Povich Show, Super Dave Osborne Show, Good Day LA, AM Los Angeles, and more. She even sang the Star Spangled Banner for the Clippers vs the Kings. Banig also released her first U.S. CD entitled "Can You Feel My Heart?" under Del-fi Records. She received an overwhelming response from students of different races when she was offered to headline a school tour to promote her CD.

Banig has been headlining her own solo concerts since she was 10 years old, including a concert in Manila which was attended by half a million people, and sold out shows in Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal. She has also staged solo concerts in prestigious venues such as the Wiltern Theater in L.A., Cow Palace in SF, City Center in NY, The Roxy and Hollywood Palladium in LA, San Diego Convention Center and Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, and many more.

Her latest CD release "Silent Whispers", under her own label, Double Play Entertainment, is a 14 track compilation of strictly soulful pop love songs with a mix of club-hitting upbeat anthems that not only showcases Banig's vocal range, but also her ability to write and produce. “Silent Whispers” is composed of original songs, written and produced in collaboration with rising songwriter/producer/rapper and choreographer, younger sis, Jhoanna, “JoJo” Roberto. With their collaboration, dance anthems, “Boogie on the Dancefloor” and “Walk” were played on several radio stations and dance clubs all over the U.S. Both singles also received chart ranking in various radio stations, record pools and dance club charts and Music Industry trade publications CMJ & DJ Times.

Through the years, Banig became a phenomenal talent and a true artist of the first caliber. You can hear it in her music and see it in her concerts. What makes her different from many other artists out there is her universal appeal. She has the making of a true international superstar, for she has the ability to capture audiences of all ages and all races. She has followers who have supported her career since she was a little girl. And those who see her perform are automatically captivated by her powerful voice and energetic dance moves. Banig has all the makings of a true artist who can be in the big league. Her fans await… but for the rest of the world who still don't know her, hopefully, will soon find out what they are missing out on!

Lyrics

Boogie on the Dance Floor

Written By: Josephine Roberto/Maria Jhoanna Roberto

V1:
We can dance if you want we can walk we can talk do you wanna ride with me?
We can rock to beat turn it up feel the heat get it crunk
Come & dance with me

Chorus:
We can rock Boogie on the Dance Floor
We can rock Boogie on the Dance Floor

V2:
We can roll we can flow we can do that nasty thing watch me go on the dancefloor
You see your style & your smile makes a shorty go wild dont be shy we're gonna boogie tonight

BSec:
Do you wanna rock with me
Do you wanna rock with me
Do you wanna dance dance dance with me

Chorus:
We can rock Boogie on the Dance Floor
We can rock Boogie on the Dance Floor

Discography

Makinang Kumakanta (single) - WEA Records
BANIG (album) - VIVA Records
Can You Feel My Heart (album) - Del-fi Records
Silent Whispers (album) - Double Play Ent
Boogie on the Dancefloor (single) - Double Play Ent
Walk (maxi-single) - Double Play Ent
Josephine Roberto (album) - Double Play Ent
Igalaw Natin (single) - Double Play Ent

Set List

Concert - 2 hours
6 piece band (keys, guitar, drums, percussion, bass, sax)
6-8 dancers
3 back up vocalists