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Tats Faustino is a Filipino musical composer, arranger, producer, musical director, songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, percussionist, and drummer.

Tats Faustino
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresOPM, pop, r&b, classical, gospel, adult-contemporary
Occupation(s)Producer, composer, lyricist, singer, arranger, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, drummer, percussionist
InstrumentsDrums, electric drums, vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar, synthesizers
Years active1980-present
Associated actsGary Valenciano, SOP, Party Pilipinas


He composed "Hang On" for Gary Valenciano, "Hindi Magbabago" for Randy Santiago, "Dadalhin" for Regine Velasquez, "Nakaraang Pasko" for Kuh Ledesma and later Carol Banawa, Christian Bautista, and Martin Nievera and more original songs for other Filipino music artists.

He was music director/singer of Cicada Band during the late 80s, under the management of Babic Flores. He was the resident music director with the SOP Band on SOP, and was resident musical director of Party Pilipinas.[1]

He composed, wrote, and arranged the theme song for Encantadia, "Mahiwagang Puso", sung by Karylle and Jerome John Hughes. He produced his own album of his hit songs and new compositions, Tats Faustino, released under Viva Records in 2006, with first single, "So Romantic". Singles that followed were "There's Nothing Left Inside" and "Dehin Dehin". Richard Gomez directed Tats Faustino's first music video "Dehin Dehin" with Karylle and Rufa Mae Quinto as guests. Al Quinn directed Tats Faustino's second music video "Handa Na" with Daiana Menezes in Enchanted Kingdom. His "Basta Ikaw" was one of the winners of Metropop 2000.[2]


  1. ^ "Lita Alejar-Faustino: Rhapsodic at 70". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 5 December 2000. p. C5. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. ^ Cayabyab, Ryan (3 June 2000). "And the Metropop winners are..." Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 30 October 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2012.

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