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||HI to my 'Renégades'!!
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY 2015!!
Looking forward to another great year with you all -
I feel like I'm almost ready to do another album- I'm gathering some wonderful songs and, as always, they originate from NOT just established songwriters. In my experience anyone with a good musical ear can compose a great song!!
I'm reaching out to any budding songwriters out there- 'HOW BOUT A SONG FOR RENÉE'?!! -
You might be sitting on a GEM -
I'd love it if I found a song or two from my audience!!
I personally have been collaborating with all sorts of people ranging from existing colleagues to some brand new
potential sources of good ideas for me.
My goal is to present a great album, indicative of my sound in 2015, and my journey all the way from 1973!
42yrs of searching for & then (hopefully) uniquely interpreting great songs.
Please feel free to submit any ideas you may have for either an original song or an existing classic that you think I could 'put my stamp on'- for my next album- RENÉE 2015.
I look forward to hearing from you-
(POBox 152 ELWOOD 3184).
I'll keep you all posted with news ok?!!
Love from Renée xxx
||TO ALL TASMANIAN RENÉEGADES!
After many a year Renee will be in Tasmania once again to perform for you on the 11th October at the WrestPoint Casino.
See you all there!
To book go to:
||HI THERE 'RENÉEGADES'!!
JUST CHECKING IN TO SAY HELLO.
I'VE BEEN TAKING THINGS EASY FOR A LITTLE WHILE BUT ALREADY, I HAVE 'ANTS IN MY PANTS'!!
I'M READY TO 'GET BUSY' SO I'M STARTING OFF BY PERFORMING 2 NIGHTS AT 'THE BRASS MONKEY'-
(A VENUE THAT I'VE RECENTLY DISCOVERED)- IN SYDNEY. THESE SHOWS ARE ON 7&8th AUGUST & THEY MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT CHAPTER.
I'LL BE DOING SOME INTERESTING PROJECTS WITH A FEW ARTISTS AND PERFORMING AT NEW VENUES AS WELL AS SOME OF THE BEST OF WHAT I ALREADY DO. STAY TUNED FOR INFO ABOUT IT.
I'M ALSO STARTING WORK ON MY NEXT ALBUM- (NO:26)!!- IT WILL BE 'R&B-2015'- A SELECTION OF BLUES ORIENTED SONGS FEATURING (this time) SOME OF THE BEST HIPHOP-DANCE PRODUCERS/WRITERS WORKING AT THE MOMENT.
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO INTERESTING ADVENTURES IN THESE NEXT FEW YEARS THEY WILL BE MY BEST & LAST PERFORMANCES SO PLEASE COME AND SAY HI AND SPREAD THE WORD TO THOSE WHO LOVE THIS MUSIC BUT HAVEN'T SEEN US 'LIVE' YET.
A NEW ALBUM AND LOTS OF GREAT SHOWS ALL OVER THE PLACE- WITH, (of course) MY FAVOURITE MUSICIANS- FEATURING NEW AND ALL THE CLASSIC SONGS OF MY CAREER-
I WANT THESE NEXT FEW YEARS TO BE A CHANCE TO CELEBRATE 'RYTHM&BLUES' ONE MORE TIME WITH THOSE OF YOU WHO'VE LOVED IT AS MUCH AS ME.
AGAIN- PLEASE STAY TUNED.
WE'LL PUT EVERYTHING ON THE SITE AS IT HAPPENS.
MEANWHILE - SYDNEY, HERE I COME.
SEE YOU ALL SOON.
LOVE AND THANKS,
RENÉE G x
||Renée inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame, November 2013.
“As a Melbourne girl, getting inducted into the Hall of Fame by Music Victoria and the best newspaper in Australia means a lot to me. And as a patron of Support Act Limited, it’s great that the awards will continue to donate some profits to the musician’s charity. I can’t wait to play with my band, featuring some of the best musicians in Australia and a couple of special guests,” said Renée.
The show at Billboard on 20 November was a smokin' hot all-star soul revue, Renée was joined by Dan Sultan for a duet and her band were absolutely on fire featuring both her regular bass players Philip Rex and Yuri Pavlinov, two guitarists Mark Punch and Ross Hanaford, horn section led by Paul Williamson, ever-faithful genius Bruce Haymes on keys, and Chris Tabone holding it all together on drums. The night proved why Renee really is the queen of soul in this country. Read the great review on The AU Review, link below.
||SWING OUT NOW!
Available from record stores and digitally.
For years fans have asked Renée to record a Big Band album. Now comes the long awaited new studio album SWING.
Renée Geyer is one of Australia’s true musical treasures and to celebrate her 40th year in the music business she has delivered a recording that can only be described as a tour de force.
“To all who know me and those who will hear me for first time, you are in for a fabulous surprise with this new album. So it seems I’m one of the few women in the world to be recording my own BIG BAND album! One of the inspirations for SWING was the iconic and ground-breaking Sinatra at the Sands with Count Basie and His Orchestra. Likewise, with this album, I’ve tried to do something that hasn’t been done before. To paraphrase Bette Davis, fasten your seat belts, you’re in for a bumpy... but beautiful ride!” says Renée.
Renée Geyer’s career has spanned four decades and is still going strong with her 25th album. A precocious jazz, blues and soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul and reggae hits spanning the 70s and 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker and Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, and author. In 2005 Renée was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame; a proud occasion in which she joined the ranks of Australia’s most respected and accomplished musicians.
Renée Geyer started life as a sassy blues belter. Now she is the consummate entertainer with a proud body of work still transfixing audiences with the power of her music and voice. SWING is destined to be her classic.
||4 stars for "Swing" in the Herald Sun! Review by Cameron Adams:
* Renée Geyer - Swing (Fanfare/EMI)
TIMELESS songs delivered by a timeless voice - sometimes it's that easy. Australian national treasure Renée Geyer is completely at home in front of a big band, joyfully losing herself in standards I Got Rhythm, My Funny Valentine, Fly Me to the Moon, What a Wonderful World and a gorgeous Alfie.
Her mate Paul Kelly shows he can even pull off jazz duetting on the Mel Torme hit Comin' Home Baby. Geyer also uses the opportunity to revisit some of her biggest hits - Say I Love You is injected with a Latin carnival feel that is infectious, while after all the times she's sung it she still causes instant goosebumps on It's a Man's Man's World.
Sounds like: the kind of album they used to make.
In a word: class