Ruben started playing gigs as a drummer at the age of eight. He has played with more bands than he can remember in a wide variety of styles, including jazz, blues, rock, soul, funk, and Latin. He has toured all over the world, including three trips to Europe starting in 2005, South and Central America, Canada, and all over Mexico. He also played with a U.S.O. tour that took him to Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Kurdistan. Since 2014, he has been touring the U.S. as a guest drummer with the Grammy-winning Latin rock band La Santa Cecilia.