Joakinn Reyes is a 19-year-old freshman at Enderun Colleges whose interest in singing began in 2019. He started listening to different kinds of music and find himself singing along with different local and foreign acts he looked up to, and started dreaming of having his own music career.
His musical influences include Froilan Canlas, Michael Pangilinan, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Michael Jackson, to name a few.
Joakinn took vocal lessons under the supervision of Tawag ng Tanghalan 1st season runner-up coach Froilan Canlas, who also composed his debut track, “Signs,” which was digitally released on his birthday, Oct. 12, 2021, under Believe Music.
He appeared on different online shows such as It’s ShowTime Online, IWant ASAP, Letters & Music, Myx Global, GMA Playlist and on the iconic Wish Bus to promote his single.
“Signs” has been #1 in a provincial radio station 92.3 Radio Calatagan Batangas for the past two weeks in the last quarter of 2021. Its music video is also up on his YouTube channel, along with his frequently updated covers.
You can follow Joakinn Reyes on his social media accounts i.e. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
* Share to us how did you really start singing?
“Nag umpisa po ang hilig ko sa pagkanta ng mapanuod ko sa kanilang YouTube Channel sina Joseph Vincent, Jeremy Passion, Gabe Bondoc, Michael Pangilinan and Bugoy Drilon. Na inspire ako sa kanila kaya naisipan ko na mag voice lesson one summer and that is where I met Coach Froilan Canlas who inspires me more. From then on until now, continuous po ang voice lesson namin ni coach.”
* You are the cousin of singer Michael Pangilinan. What professional advice did he give you?
“Actually po, siya yung isa sa naging inspirasyon ko to sing. Sinabi lang nya sa akin to keep on practicing being a better singer.”
* Fans can’t help but compare you to Michael Pangilinan?
“I don’t mind na maikumpara sa kanya. I myself know na talagang magaling s’ya that is why I look up to him. My genre is more of Pop, R&B, chill music. Gusto ko yung mga songs na malamig sa pandinig. Hindi naman ako pressured basta I’ll try to be at my best always and I enjoy what I do.”
* What are your career plans for 2022?
“Well, since it’s still pandemic, I’ll try to focus more on online steaming and mini concert series. Hopefully, some TV guesting, if possible. But definitely l’ll be releasing my second single this first quarter, and it will be a collaborative composition with my mentor and my coach and of course more covers and music videos on my YouTube Channel.”
* You still go to school. How would that affect your showbiz career?
“It is more of time management, but I made a promise to my parents that my priority is still my studies. Movies or televisions? As of now, my concentration is all about music, I also take guitar and piano lesson. Well, will see later on if may opportunity sa acting. Actually, I also took up acting work shop with Ogie Diaz.”
* How do you handle bashers?
“So far walang bashers pa. But if ever magkaron na, I will try to be patient and polite as possible and deadmahin ko na lang pero sana lang wag naman below the belt.”
* Tell us about your song ‘Signs.’
“Signs” is all about love and signs of love, most of us if not all tends to look or ask for signs. Pwedeng magkaternong damit, nagkasalubong sa mall, nagkita sa coffee shop or even sa church. Those little things na iniisip natin na signs na meant to be kayo talaga ng crush mo. Tayo kasing mga Pinoy, we believe in those things. We believe in signs. As I have mentioned earlier, gusto ko yung mga pop, R&B and chill music. Yung tipong marerelax ka and nakaka unwind, and you will feel good pag narinig mo yung song.”