Renee Therese is a singer/songwriter from
Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Renee’s passion for singing and performing really started when she attended country music club with her Nana at the age of 12. Since then, she has been fortunate to have had many opportunities with music both in and outside of the country music genre.
She is an experienced singer and performer known for her multiple appearances on television including four live performances on the Good Morning Show and an appearance on New Zealand’s version of Stars in Their Eyes, where she took on the persona of Amy Lee from Evanescence.
In 2013, Renee released her debut album ‘Many Faces of Me’, which was classified as an Adult Contemporary Pop album featuring 11 of her original songs. This is available on CD for purchase exclusively within New Zealand. In addition to this, she released an international digital EP called ‘Please Go Home’ under the label Musik and Film, which has received radio air-play in many countries around the world.
Although Renee has had a long break from writing, singing and promoting her original material, she has kept busy in her hometown of Palmerston North as a singer and member of three local covers bands, with whom she regularly performs;
After Hours- with Sonny Tatana, Daniel Cole and Red Corr
Pandamania– with Anthony Hirst and Shane Madzen
The Social Club- with Sonny Tatana and Graham Johnston.
She is also a former member of well known Palmy bands Brightside and Fun Bus.
Renee has now returned to her roots as a country artist and has spent the past 6 months singing at country music events around the north island. These experiences have led her to take on the role as Convenor of the 2019 Aotearoa Country Music Awards – due to be held in Palmerston North on August 31st and September 1st at The Globe Theatre. She is passionate about giving back to the country music community. She attributes much of her musical success to her early experiences at country music club and she’s a current member of the Feilding Country Music Group.
At the moment, Renee is writing tracks for her second upcoming album. This is going to be a country music album and will be recorded in collaboration with many of the various musicians she has worked with over the past 25+ years. One of the tracks due to be recorded on this album ‘When I Came Back to Country’ has recently won the songwriter award at the 2019 Waikato Country Music Awards, and will be performed live at the prestigious event Entertainer of the Year, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.