REN HARVIEU+ ALEXANDRA JAYNE
Ren Harvieu is an English singer/songwriter from Salford, Greater Manchester. While in sixth form college, she performed in musical theatre and entered several talent competitions before uploading some of her own recordings to MySpace.
As a result of these recordings, Ren was discovered by a local music manager. After being introduced to music producer Jimmy Hogarth, she began working on demos and was signed to Universal Music when she was 18.
Ren started recording an album but in May 2011, before it could be released, she broke her back in what she describes as a ‘freak accident’ After a 14-hour operation, Harvieu spent months recovering at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that she had been nominated for their BBC Sounds of 2012 poll. After releasing the singles ‘Through the Night’ and ‘Open Up Your Arms’ her first album Through the Night was released on Island Records in May 2012, entering the UK album chart at No 5.
Ren is currently working on her second album.
Watch the video for ‘Do Right By Me’ below:
Plus support from ALEXANDRA JAYNE
22 year old Alexandra Jayne recently supported James Blunt’s ‘Moon Landing’ tour at the NIA. Classically trained, Alexandra’s acoustic style & strong soulful voice has led to comparisons with Joan Baez.
During her time at Liverpool University she became the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting champion whilst performing at venues & festivals across the city. She has performed live on BBC Radio and is a regular on BBC Shropshire Introducing.
Watch the video for ‘Troubadour’ below: