Born and raised in Las Pinas City, Philippines, RJ Marmol aka "HeyRJ" has been singing for self-expression for as long as she can remember.
She listens to all sorts of music and draws inspiration from various genres and generations. Her first attempts at recording songs happened in her bedroom between the time she was in highschool and college. HeyRJ would frantically write down song lyrics as songs play on the radio and would then sing her version and record them over old cassette tapes. Her musical heroes include The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Queen, Sir Elton John, Billy Joel and Coldplay. She's been recording song covers for about 3 years now but have just recently started releasing them publicly. Currently, she's learning the guitar and DAW (digital audio workstation) software to produce her own music in the near future. HeyRJ released her first EP "Lost Stars" in July 2016, followed by a 30-track album of cover songs in "Music Machines Miracles" released in October 10, 2016. Her second full-length album "Ester Sunday" -- a tribute to her mom who died August 2016, came out January 23, 2017. Her third album "Flight" was released March 20, 2017. Another album of acoustic covers, "Stay Gold", was released October 16, 2017. HeyRJ just released her first Christmas album on November 16, 2017.