Inspired by some of the very best folk and alt folk musicians of recent times – John Martyn, Dick Gaughan, James Taylor, The Staves and Foy Vance – singer-songwriter, Ren gives us his own brand of contemporary alt folk.
Ren’s yearning for exploration has led to years of travelling and living out of his beloved van, Penelope Sunshine. Ren and Pen have spent significant amounts of time living in France, Ireland and Holland and a lot of Ren’s early offerings reflect on these adventures.
Ren’s debut single ‘My Heart Belongs to Ireland’ has been played on over 20 different radio stations across the U.k. including BBC Radio and Amazing Radio.
Ren's debut E.P ‘A Calling From The Shore’ is a luscious mix of Celtic infused storytelling, a classic songwriter feel, with a modern arrangement of both warm stirring string sections and tasteful lead guitar parts. The last song on the E.P ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ was recorded and produced at Jim Abbiss’ studio (Adele, Artic Monkeys, Kasabien) by his young protege George Chung. Ren and George will continue to work together on future recording projects in 2017. Exciting times ahead.
Here's what one blog said about 'A Calling From The Shore' - https://belwoodmusic.com/2017/01/29/spotlight-ren/
You can listen to the E.P here - https://soundcloud.com/ren_official_music/sets/a-calling-from-the-shore-ep