Renee Therese is an adult contemporary pop artist from
Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Her talent as a singer was evident to others as young as eight years old when she was selected to sing on the radio in her home town of Whanganui, New Zealand. However, it was joining the Feilding Country Music Club with her Nana at 12 where she realized that singing was her true passion in life. Regularly attending Country Music Club helped her to enhance her singing and performance skills while she was still very young.
After a break from music whilst having children, attaining a degree in education, and becoming a fully registered school teacher, Renee really began to pursue music again more seriously in 2009. She appeared on the first season of Television New Zealand’s Stars in Their Eyes as Gothic Diva Amy Lee from the band Evanescence. This experience caused her to crave more experience on television with a desire to perform live.
In 2010 she achieved this goal as a finalist in Television New Zealand’s Good Morning’s Find a Star competition where she performed a song by Alicia Keys live on television. She was asked back that same year to perform live on the Good Morning Christmas Special alongside prominent New Zealand artists.
Renee has spent years performing in various covers bands and eventually made the decision that she wanted to focus on performing her original music. When she was offered the chance in July 2012 to perform for a third time live on The Good Morning Show (NZ), this time performing her original songs, she jumped at the chance. Since then, she has left her full time job as a teacher to focus full time on Music and is currently working towards releasing her debut album in 2013. Check out her single ‘I Know You Love Me’ now available on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/i-know-you-love-me-single/id613322920