Rino Millares

Songwriter

About Me

I'm an amateur songwriter from Granite Bay, California.  Originally from the Philippines, I grew up listening to Filipino rock bands of the 90s like the Eraserheads and Parokya Ni Edgar.  Mostly influenced by the legendary Eraserheads frontman Ely Buendia, I started writing songs back in 2001 and it has been my passion ever since.  Decades later, I have decided to share my songs to the world by producing and releasing my songs to mainstream media


Check out my catalogue here.  I also created videos for some of my songs.  Thank you for visiting!

Latest News

Erpat (original version) Video

June 13, 2024

Released as an unplugged version 2 years ago, this is the original version as I intended it to be.

Track #1 in my upcoming album "Here I Go Again", streaming this coming Fall 2024.

Check out the video.

A Beautiful Place (ft. Emma Atanacio) Video

June 7, 2024

A song I wrote and performed for the first time in our wedding, as a I surprise to Val.  Listen to Emma's beautiful voice in her rendition.

Released as a single back in Sept 2022, now included in my upcoming album "Here I Go Again", streaming this coming Fall 2024.

Check out the video.

Friends Forever Video

May 25, 2024

A song about reminiscing the good old times where nothing seems to matter but our friends.

Track #2 in my upcoming album "Here I Go Again", streaming this coming Fall 2024.

Check out the video.

Here I Go Again

May 21, 2024

Introducing my new album, "Here I Go Again".  A 9-track album that tackles various themes including racism (Black Or White), my friend's loss (Dear Ben), "barkada" (Friends Forever), tributes to my dad & mom (Erpat & Ermat), and many others.

Featuring my frequent collaborators Emma & Julia Atanacio, "Here I Go Again" streams this coming Fall..

Now Streaming: Nice To Meet You

March 5, 2024

It's finally out!  I've been anxiously awaiting this moment; the release of my most personal album that holds a very special place in my catalog.  Now available for download/streaming from online music platforms worldwide.

Check it out in my discography.

Video:  That Moment We Met

March 1, 2024

Now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

This song beautifully concludes the album, reminding myself of how meeting Val changed my life forever.

Track #10 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  Happy Birthday

February 29, 2024

Now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

Written and composed in 2020 as a gift to Val on her 40th birthday.

Track #9 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  A Beautiful Place

February 28, 2024

Now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

Completed this song just in time for our wedding, in which I surprised Val by grabbing a guitar and singing it during the celebration.

Track #7 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  In Love Again

February 27, 2024

Now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

Track #2 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  Nice Meeting You

February 26, 2024

Now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

The very first song I wrote for Valerie; just a few months after meeting her for the very first time.

Track #1 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  Here Comes The Bride

February 25, 2024

Now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

Written at a time when Val and I were getting ready for our wedding.

Track #6 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  I Promise You My Heart

February 23, 2024

"I Promise You My Heart" music video is now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

I released an acoustic version of this song in the album "Songs From The Deep" back in 2022. This upcoming release is the original version; the way I intended it to be.

Track #5 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  Panaginip

February 21, 2024

"Panaginip" music video is now available for viewing.  Check it out under Videos.

Track #5 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Video:  Even More

February 20, 2024

Video for "Even More" is now available for viewing in YouTube.  Check it out under Videos.

"Even More" is track #8 in my upcoming album "Nice To Meet You", available for streaming on March 5, 2024.

Now Streaming:  Know How I Feel

February 14, 2024

"Know How I Feel" is now available for download/streaming from your favorite online music platforms.  Check it out in my discography.

"Know How I Feel" Gets Release Date

January 14, 2024

"Know How I Feel", one of 3 songs that I wrote when I first met Valerie, drops on Valentine's Day 2024.  Check out the video.

Now Streaming:  Broken

January 9, 2024

Written 20+ years ago (2000-2001), this album represents the start of my songwriting journey, as these songs were the very first songs I've ever written and composed.

Check it out in my discography.

Music Videos For Album "Broken" Now Out

December 5, 2023

All 9 music videos for all 9 tracks for my next album, "Broken" are now available for viewing in my YouTube channel.

Check it out in the videos section here.

2023 Spotify Wrapped

November 30, 2023

My 2023 Spotify Wrapped has arrived.  It has been truly a banner year for me:

You can watch the full Wrapped video here.  Thank you very much for listening!

Teaser Video: New-fashioned Christmas Carols

November 16, 2023

Teaser video for my new Christmas album is now out. Check it out in the videos section here.

Now Streaming:  New-fashioned Christmas Carols

November 14, 2023

My new 9-track Christmas album is now available for download/streaming.  It features the Atanacio sisters (Emma & Julia) and also includes previously released singles "He Is Born Today" & "Karoling"

Check it out in my discography here.

Now Streaming:  Sleep Well Child

Featuring Emma Atanacio

October 24, 2023

Listen to Emma's angelic voice in this beautiful song about the baby Jesus.

Check it out in my discography here.

Now Streaming:  Christmas Around The World

Featuring Julia Atanacio

October 10, 2023

Listen to Julia's rendition of this song, now available for download/streaming.

Check it out in my discography here.

Now Streaming:  Karoling

October 10, 2023

A song about a timeless Christmas tradition in the Philippines.  Now available for download/streaming from your favorite online music platforms.

Check it out in my discography here.

"Maligayang Pasko... Bayan" Video Now Available

October 2, 2023

Watch it here.

"The New Christmas" Video Now Available

September 23, 2023

Watch it here.

"Merry Christmas" Video Now Available

September 7, 2023

Watch it here.

Featured in Star TV Philippines

September 1, 2023

I am featured in Star TV Philippines as a "Celebrity Representative".  Check out their site where you can listen to my songs streaming from their online radio station.

New-fashioned Christmas Carols

August 28, 2023

My new Christmas album, "New-fashioned Christmas Carols", gets a release date.  Available for download/streaming on November 14, 2023.

Sleep Well Child Gets Release Date

August 26, 2023

Frequent collaborator Emma Atanacio once again lends her voice to this very beautiful song about the baby Jesus.  Available for download/streaming on October 24, 2023.

Watch the video here.

Christmas Around The World Gets Release Date

August 16, 2023

Julia Atanacio's beautiful voice shines thru in this song about celebrating Christmas all around the world.  Available for download/streaming on October 17, 2023.

Watch the video here.

Karoling Gets Release Date

August 12, 2023

Karoling, an upbeat song about a timeless Christmas tradition in the Philippines, gets an official release date:  October 10, 2023.  I wrote this song 2 years ago, and I still love it.

Watch the video here.

93.9 FM Radyo Waraynon Leyte

July 10, 2023

My songs are now being broadcasted on a local radio station in the province of Leyte, Philippines: 93.9 FM Radyo Waraynon.  The station's programming is also broadcasted simultaneously online.  Click/Tap here.

Highlights Radio Philippines

July 8, 2023

My songs are featured in Highlights Radio, an online radio station based in the Philippines.  Click/Tap here, scroll down, and my Spotify songs should come up embedded in their site.

Now Streaming: Ang Sarap Kantahin, Ang Sarap Gitarahin

February 23, 2023

My latest album is now out!  Check out this 9-track album that includes "Multo" and "Busko Pa Rin".


Check it out in my discography here.

"Who Am I?" Video Now Available

February 16, 2023

Nothing to do with politics, this song represents my own personal belief.  If you disagree, I respect that.


Watch the video here.

"Nag-iisa" Video Now Available

February 12, 2023

To all singles out there, this song is for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Written 20 years ago, this track is part of the first set of songs that I ever wrote.


Watch the video here.

"When?" Video Now Available

February 4, 2023

A song about the different social issues plaguing our world today.  When are we going to take action?  When are we going to make a change?


Watch the video here.

"Always" Video Now Available

January 28, 2023

When I started my songwriting journey 20+ years ago, my best friend asked me to write a song for him and his wife, Jen.  Finally, I was able to grant his request with "Always", the 3rd track in my upcoming album "Ang Sarap Kantahin, Ang Sarap Gitarahin".


Watch the video here.

"With A Frown" Video Now Available

January 23, 2023

"With A Frown" is the 2nd track in my upcoming album "Ang Sarap Kantahin, Ang Sarap Gitarahin". Inspiration for this song came about as I was listening to the Eraserhead’s “With A Smile”.  At first I wanted to do a parody, but the slow, ballad-like melody that continuously hummed in my head while writing the song warranted a serious mood.


Watch the video here.

"Multo" Featured in NoiseHype

January 19, 2023

NoiseHype!, a music site that promotes fresh new music from up and coming artists, just featured "Multo".


Read the article here.

"Ang Sarap Kantahin, Ang Sarap Gitarahin"

January 7, 2023

My latest album "Ang Sarap Kantahin, Ang Sarap Gitarahin" drops on Feb 23, 2023*. It includes 2 previously released singles "Busko Pa Rin" & "Multo".  It opens with the Eraserheads tribute song "Ang Pambansang Banda" followed by a flurry of easy-listening songs like "With A Frown", "Always", "When?"and "Nag-iisa".

Indeed, this 9-track album is "masarap kantahin, at masarap gitarahin".

*Available for streaming and on CDs.  Contact me for CDs.

V-Hive Radio's Artist of the Month

January 4, 2023

For the month of January 2023, I am featured as the artist of the month on V-Hive Radio Philippines.  Listen to V-Hive as they play my song "Sana Wag Na Maulit" every hour for the whole month.

Check it out here:  V-Hive Radio Philippines

Now streaming:  Multo

January 3, 2023

"Multo" is now available for download/streaming from online music platforms worldwide.

Check it out in my discography here.

"Always" Featured in Amazing Radio

December 16, 2022

"Always", a song I wrote for my friend and his wife, Jen, is featured in Amazing Radio's first spin.

Please check out Amazing Radio's first spin here.

"Always" from the album "Ang Sarap Kantahin, Ang Sarap Gitarahin" streams on Feb 23.

"Ang Pambansang Banda" Music Video Drops Today

December 15, 2022

Music video for "Ang Pambansang Banda" is now available for streaming as release date for my upcoming album "Ang Sarap Kantahin, Ang Sarap Gitarahin" has been set:  February 23, 2023.

Check it out in the Videos section here.

"Multo" Music Video Now Available

December 9, 2022

Video for my upcoming single "Multo" is now out and available.  Check it out in the Videos section here.

"Multo", streams January 3, 2023.

Now Streaming: "He Is Born Today"

November 29, 2022

It's finally out!  My new Christmas song is now available for download/streaming from your favorite online music platforms.

Check it out in my discography here.

"He Is Born Today" Video Drops Today

November 6, 2022

Video for my soon-to-be-released Christmas song is out.  Check it out in my Videos section here.

"He Is Born Today" Gets Release Date

November 2, 2022

Just in time for the holidays, my new Christmas song will drop on November 29.

Lyrics in Apple Music

October 18, 2022

Apple Music listeners can now view the lyrics of my songs while listening!  Apple Music is now allowing independent songwriters like me to submit lyrics of our songs.

Thank you Apple!

"Busko Pa Rin" Drops Today

October 11, 2022

"Busko Pa Rin" is now available for download/streaming from online music platforms worldwide (Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc).

Check it out in my discography here.

"Busko Pa Rin" Gets Release Date

September 21, 2022

"Busko Pa Rin", a song about my high school alma mater, will be available for download/streaming from online music platforms on October 11, 2022.

Artist of the Day @ AlwaysBeOg

July 18, 2022

I was featured as an artist of the day @ AlwaysBeOg (July 18, 2022).  Also featured in the article is my song "Sana Wag Na Maulit".  Check it out here.

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Also available from these platforms:  SoundCloud, iHeart Radio, Deezer, YouTube Music, and many more.

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