Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Ben Howard, Passenger, Joshua Hyslop, Ed Sheeran, Angus and Julia Stone


Influences

Passenger, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran


Website

www.renelefeuvre.com

Bio

Crafting his organic sound by busking on the streets of North Queensland, René’s style is nothing but heartfelt and authentic. Similar to the likes of Passenger and Ed Sheeran, the young artist’s story-telling style of writing has already been recognised by industry professionals, taking out top-3 spot in Nashville’s Rising Song Competition in 2019 and a top-40 nomination for the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition in 2021.

After relocating at age 17 from a rural community of roughly 300 people in North Queensland to originally pursue a career in Australian rules football with the Gold Coast Suns, René instead found his true passion in music. An example of “taking every opportunity because you never know who’s watching”, 2020 would have seen René embark on his most ambitious outing yet, securing two showcases for the 2020 inaugural SXSW festival in Austin, Texas after performing at a random gig for an open house for less than 10 people. This career defining opportunity lost due to the current COVID-19 pandemic led René to return to his Northern Queensland home and create his most honest and fully realised material yet. This period of unprecedented times was documented in his debut singer/songwriter EP ‘Watch Me Fall’.

With a devoted team around him, 2021 will be a defining year for René as he transitions in his sound and branding. With four single releases mapped out for this year, his music will form a new EP, or rather a new chapter in his journey as an artist. Watch this space!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

23 Feb 2021

Triple J
35

Upbeat and stirring stuff - René knows how to fill a track with feeling.

Upbeat and stirring stuff - René knows how to fill a track with feeling.

Review

Review by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

18 Feb 2021

Triple J
35

Catchy and golden. Love the acoustic driving within the pop production, and there's a real heart to it all. Thanks Rene!

Catchy and golden. Love the acoustic driving within the pop production, and there's a real heart to it all. Thanks Rene!

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Sep 2020

Triple J
35

Hard to resist a song that has that siren-like "oooh-oooh" call. It's a sentimental sort of a track all up and you can tell that René means every moment of it.

Hard to resist a song that has that siren-like "oooh-oooh" call. It's a sentimental sort of a track all up and you can tell that René means every moment of it.