Renny M, a travelling musician, grew up in the northern suburbs of Sydney, but has since made her home in Melbourne, Orange NSW, & New Plymouth, NZ.
Renny grew up playing classical piano and clarinet, yet was drawn to the acoustic guitar as a young adult. She wrote instrumental piano compositions as a teenager, and began penning lyrics after completing an arts degree in Japanese language at Macquarie University Sydney.
Developing an obsession with travel to faraway exotic places such as Bosnia & Herzegovina, Romania and Colombia, Renny continued to write music whilst pursuing a Masters in Refugee Studies & Forced Migration. This led her to Melbourne to passionately work alongside vulnerable asylum seekers recently out of detention centres.
A longing to connect with her family after long stints away led her to Orange, NSW in early 2015, where she began recording her first EP with Craig Honeysett of Dotted 8 Studios. Renny combines her unique vocals with painstakingly honest lyrics and unforgettable melody lines. With heart felt lyrics akin to the music by Australia's own Missy Higgins and Angus & Julia Stone, her universal songs reflect her big heart, and what can happen following the occasional break up. Hers are songs of love, longing and loss, sung with a voice the flavour of bittersweet.
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“The acoustic balance is outstanding and the delicate bass just adds that extra dimension to a well-played and sung track . . . nothing is over produced and unlike many of her peers, Renny M does not force her vocals nor does she underplay them . . . the whole song emanates an emotion that will either bring back hidden memories or make you relate more deeply to the song itself and, of course, it’s exquisitely played." - Tony Bates (3MDR Music Librarian)