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Miss Renee Simone (NSW)

Miss Renee Simone (NSW)

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Perhaps you haven't yet heard the voice of Miss Renee Simone but there's no question that this previously hidden treasure in the Australian music scene is finally being unearthed. Born of Jamaican heritage in the UK, she was bathed and nurtured through childhood in her mother's collection of soul and jazz records: Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Randy Crawford and Billie Holiday sang her lullabies imbibing in her the classic diva that resonates so richly through her work today. She was later influenced by latter-day songstresses like Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Neneh Cherry, India Arie, Erykah Badu or Morcheeba and Massive Attack. Previously a member of 'Blackbirds' she stepped out as a solo artist in early 2013 with shows at Adelaide Fringe Festival and was invited to record with Xavier Rudd, Angus Stone and Bernard Fanning. Released in in October 2013, her debut album 'Roar' (ABC Radio National Album of The Week in late November) is set to establish her as a unique voice to be reckoned with here in Australia. Fanning stated "Miss Renee is able to straddle jazzy soul, folk, pop and reggae and make all of the styles her own. A great singer with a very unique style. If honey had a sound it would be the voice of Miss Renee

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