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David Woje Philip Rentsch
Xavier Rudd, john butler, Mumford and Sons
Setting a new tone with roots, the multi-instrumentalists of Woje use a blend of sound from the world’s cupboard to concoct the tasty styling’s the listeners appetite is whetted through the dynamic deliverance of instruments like the erhu, didgeridoo, guitar, banjo, mandolin, African drums, trash cans, pot plants, rubbish bins/ lids, etc. They combine melodies of ethnic roots, bluegrass, and rock. Originally organic, rootsy and rhythmic, Woje is an authentically ethnic sound and group.
With the band’s love for music, they have pursued to inspire people through their enticing melodies and lyrics, energetic songs, and eclectic performance that everyone can have hope and can make a difference. They are David Woje and Philip Rentsch.
Fueled with passion, David Woje, lead singer and songwriter has been writing and performing in the United States and Australia since 2003. In 2008, he toured around Australia raising awareness of social issues, and rubbing shoulders with other musicians with the same passion for music and life. In the beginning of 2009, the project, dubbed “Woje”, was formed.
Led by conviction and fervor, Philip Rentsch has had a love for music and the itches music can scratch; allowing itself to go where nothing or no one else has been allowed to go.
Their travels both in and out of the band have been fueled by bringing hope and life through music, bringing them to the South Pacific Islands, South East Asia, up the East coast of Australia and to the Outback.
Performing as solo, duo, trio, or 4 piece, the band has shared the stage with artists such as Steve Grace, Holland (Fatis Valour), Two Steps From Home, The Short List, The Medics, Five Star Streets, Wonderland, Saving Sparrow, Red Ruth, Dave Saxby and more.
In 2010, Woje won the award for “Best Band To Use Non Musical Items To Make Music”
touring with the YWAM Australian and Papua New Guinea Ship Tour. From Ballina to Cairns Woje raised awareness about the needs in PNG and called listeners to make a difference by inspiring them to get involved with the projects set forth by Youth With A Mission Australia.
In 2011, the band set out on a follow up tour up the coast, finding themselves at Easterfesst, Marti Grass, and dotting themselves along the coast in various pubs, cafes, and outside on the streets in the rain to freely share their music with others.
People who enjoy Woje also have been known to listen to: Johnny Cash, John Butler, Tom Waits, Ben Harper, Iron & Wine, Xavier Rudd, Mumford and Sons and many others, seemingly to marry all of them together.
Woje fervently uses their music to share hope and life, as well as providing opportunity and hope to the listener to then share their hope and life to those who need it.
Woje is David Woje and Philip Rentsch.
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