Saint Orbin
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Saint Orbin

Miami, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Miami, FL | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo R&B Reggae

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Apr
09
Saint Orbin @ Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Miami, Florida, United States

Miami, Florida, United States

Jan
27
Saint Orbin @ The Fillmore Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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"Who's Next? Showcase & Concert"

DWayne Bennett, AKA SAINT ORBIN is a South Florida based artist, musician and producer who has worked with some of the industries finest such as Flo Rida, Betty Wright, Frankie J, Cris Cab, Jlo, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell and more. Now stepping into the forefront to blaze his own trail in the industry, SAINT ORBIN will release his debut Double EP in 2017. Join us on Friday January 27th, 2017 at the Fillmore Miami Beach for the EP Release of DWayne SAINT ORBIN Bennett. Ticketed attendees will recieve a limited edition hard copy of Saint Orbin's Double EP "Saint Orbin81" and "Soul Of A Jamerican". A portion of the ticket procedes will benifit the non-profit Guitars Over Guns. GOG delivers high impact arts-based mentoring programs to empower at-risk youth. By working collaboratively with schools and communities, we encourage young people to become independently productive members of society through individual expression, social interaction, and personal accountability. - Palm Beach Post


"Artist Spotlight"

How do you respond to Christians that question the music you play professionally?

The church frowns on [playing secular music]. The world is a secular world. We’re just not supposed to be of it. You’re not worshiping when you are playing in a secular market. We have sacred moments in a secular world. Work is secular, worship is sacred. So if you are working at Publix, you’re in a secular market. If you’re playing for Beyonce, you’re in a secular market, but you’re not worshiping.

How do you maintain your faith while on tour?

I can truly say that world (touring) isn’t for everybody. At the end of the day, you have to have a backbone and say, “I know who I belong to.” I’ve seen people go into the touring world and leave the church. It has to do with who’s feeding you at home, when you’re not on the road. When I started touring, I was being taken care of at home, but this was an opportunity I knew I needed to step into. They [musicians that leave the church] go out because they aren’t being taken care of. It’s an escape, instead of an opportunity.

How do you maintain your focus on ministry as a music professional?

The way I was raised, ministry is always a priority. For instance, it’s hard for me to say what’s going on in church isn’t important, because that’s my life…because ministry is in me.

Dwayne Bennett on stage with Cris Cab, Madrid
Dwayne Bennett on stage with Cris Cab, Madrid

Did you ever feel insecure about becoming a touring musician?

I honestly felt like I could have been doing it (touring) earlier, and should have been doing it earlier, but I think there was an inner fear that was causing me not to move forward. The thing everybody used to say to me was “I never thought you’d be interested in doing it.” I was always down to tour, but I never put myself out there to do it. It was the uncertainty of knowing what it all entailed. ‘If I’m going to be gone a long time, is this going to be able to pay my bills?’ While you’re thinking of all those things, you’re not moving forward.

How do you view the difference between working in music ministry versus working on tour?

I don’t appreciate when people treat the church as a job. You can’t treat ministry like it’s just a 9 to 5. On tour, you can treat it like a 9-5, because it’s work. There’s no spiritual attachment to that. You don’t owe anybody anything, like you owe God your service. When you go to church, you might get a check, but you’re not going for a check – you’re going to give God your best. You can’t treat them [church and touring] the same at all. - God and Gigs w/ Allen C Paul


Discography

Recording Credits

 Miami Mass Choir (2004)

God Will See You Through

Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Keyboards, Organ, Producer

 

Pretty Ricky (2005)

Bluestars

Keyboards (Your Body)

 

Jennifer Lopez (2007)

Brave

Keyboards/Programing (Wrong When You’re Gone)

 

Spensha Baker (2008)

Outloud!

Keyboards/Programing (Hold On)


KING (2010)

The Reality Show

Artist, Producer

 

Bootsy Collins (2011)

The Funk Capital Of The World

BGVs (Freedumb)

 

Jagged Edge (2011)

The Remedy

All Keys/Programing (I Need A Woman)

 

Betty Wright and The Roots (2011)

The Movie

All Keys, Engineer (The One)

 

Sherri Hicks (2013)

Promise Keeper

Producer, Keyboards, Bass, String Arrangement, Guitar

 

Betty Wright (2014)

Living Love Lies

Keyboards, Piano, String Arrangement, Guitar

 

Dwight Moment feat. Symphony (2014)

I Made It

Arranger, Composer, Keys, Organ, Producer

 

Bishop A.J Wright (2016)

The Convergence Project

Keyboards

 

Miami Mass Choir (2016)

Live at the Adrienne Arsht Center

Co- Producer


Saint Orbin (2017)

Soul of a JAmerican

Artist, Producer

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Bio

Performing with names
like Yolanda Adams, Kanye West, Flo Rida, and Kim Burrell, not only adds
credibility to his increasing reputation, but it speaks on his ability to stand
tall amongst music industry greats.

While Saint Orbin’s musical career began in the church, he has flourished in multiple settings. Throughout his career, Saint Orbin has recorded music for greats such as Jennifer Lopez, Betty Wright, Jagged Edge, and Bootsy Collins. He has also played on national television shows like ABC’s “THE VIEW,” “Good Morning America,” and MTV’s “Video Music Awards.” More recently, Saint Orbin is regularly traveling the globe with Flo Rida, and Cris Cab. 

Saint Orbin has now spread his wings and is stepping out as a solo artist with his freshmanalbum entitled “Soul of a JAmerican.” Saint Orbin provides aliberating and thought-provoking musical experience that takes one on anemotional journey into the innermost depths of the soul. Creating a masterfulblend of r&b, reggae, soul, and funk, this singer/songwriter opens his heart anddelivers a myriad of memorable messages using entrancing soulful melodies. 

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