Jeroel holds a guitar in front of microphones

About Jeroel

Jeroel Maranan is a musician, writer, and self-taught producer from the Philippines.

He started singing and playing guitar at age 9, became a multi-instrumentalist at age 12, first ventured into songwriting at age 15, and never looked back since then.

In 2016, after nine years of his songwriting career, he wrote: "Sintunado" (Out of Tune), a song about a guitar singing to his maestro. Through this, he became a Grand Finalist of PhilPop 2016, the premier songwriting competition in the country spearheaded by National Artist Mr. Ryan Cayabyab. He was a colleague with industry veterans like Mike Villegas, Soc Villanueva, and Jazz Nicolas, and experienced songwriters like rapper Aikee, JC Jose of the Madrigal Singers, and the Benjamins, which is now widely acclaimed as Ben&Ben. Sintunado was arranged by Sir Jack Rufo of Neocolors and interpreted by Sir Nyoy Volante.

In 2017, he and Pat Rafols wrote "TAYO," a song about unity, youth, and national change, which became the Grand Champion of GenTAYO 2017 Theme Song Writing Competition and is now the official theme song of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization.

During this time, he was also a panelist of the Songwriting With The Maestro series and served as a mentor in PhilPop Bootcamp 2017 - Antipolo leg. On both occasions, he shared his process and advice to new songwriters, inspiring them to keep creating good songs and motivating them to pursue their music careers.

He is currently a member of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP) and is now an independent music artist, content creator, singer-songwriter, and home producer.

His songs explore themes of love, hope, and faith, and his primary purpose is for his music to touch people's hearts and encourage them to persevere and be grateful in this life.

"Continue writing, continue taking risks, dream big, and just do it."