Growing up with solar power on 100 acres of subtropical rainforest in northern NSW, no TV or radio - just the natural sounds of the bush, Renee learnt to sing as a way of entertaining herself.
Renee was a lead soloist with The Ten Sopranos, for over six years before returning to her Country roots to combine stunning vocals with heartfelt songs.
Renee won the 2017 TSA New Songwriter of the Year Award, was a multi-finalist in the Songsalive Song Comp 2017 and 2019; a multi-finalist in the 2017 & 2019 ASA Awards and winner of 2 categories of the ASA Awards in 2020.
December 2017, Renee released a cheeky naughty but nice Christmas song ‘My Man in Red’ which reached over 182,000 views across social media platforms and was played on rotation on CMC over the xmas period.
Renee's first commercial single from her debut EP 'Don't Say It (If You Don't Mean It)’ released early 2018, racked up over 105,000 views across social media platforms within the first two months and was featured across a number of community radio stations throughout Australia.
Renee’s single ‘Butterflies’ released April 2019, reached number 5 on the Australian Country iTunes chart and was played across community radio, including Kix.
Renee’s single Blame it on the Wine released late 2019 was distributed digitally through Social Family Records and reached number 4 on the iTunes chart, got to number 5 for 2 consecutive weeks in the Kix charts and stayed in the top ten for 9 weeks and the top 20 for 11 weeks.
Some career defining experiences for Renee include performing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, during Americana festival in 2017 and attending The Academy of Country Music in 2020.
Being a prolific songwriter, Renee was accepted in 2019 into Nashville based SongTown’s advanced mentoring group 'The Edge Group' which has provided her with opportunities to pitch directly to publishers & song pluggers in Nashville, as well as co-write with talented songwriters all over the world and receive mentoring from #1 Billboard hit songwriters and music publishers.
Renee has co-written songs with hit songwriters such as Marty Dodson (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, George Strait), Jason Duke (Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini) & Marti Dodson (Saving Jane, Luke Bryan).
In her spare time, Renee has previously been a volunteer radio co-host on 2RRR 88.5 FM’s ‘My Kind of Country’ show with Leonie McClure; and she has been an ambassador for the charity Wounded Heroes since 2019, which helps displaced veterans in need.
Renee was a Semi-finalist in the 2018 Gympie Muster Talent Quest and a grand finalist in the Todays Country 94one Brand New Star search 2019.
Renee has previously been mentored by Jasmine Rae; and currently receives mentoring from both Amber Lawrence and Hayley Jensen. In addition, attending regular songwriting retreats in Australia has also given Renee the opportunity to be mentored by and co- write with award winning artists such as Allan Caswell, Roger Corbett, Lyn Bowtell, Felicity Urquhart, Luke O’Shea, Aleyce Simmonds, Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett, Jeremy Edwards and Jen Mize.
Renee's latest single Step Up release Jan 2022, co-written at the Dag songwriting retreat with Zac Roddy and recorded in Nashville at Larry Beaird's studios, debuted at number 1 on the iTunes country charts and number 11 across all genres, as well as being as number 3 on Spotify's Release Radar playlist; this catchy little number can be heard nationally across Woolies in-store radio.
“It’s one of those songs that has a great feel to it - it’s one of those turn uppers” Justin, Kix Country
“It’s the song of the summer for me so far” Crossy, Kix Country
"Jonas has a beautiful tone that well suits her alt-country style and the lyrics on this tale of heartbreak." Jolene: The Country Music Blog
“I predict Renee will be one of the next big things in Australian Country Music” Country As - All Things Country