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Renne Geyer

Renee Rebecca Geyer is an Australian singer who has long been regarded as one of the finest exponents of jazz, soul and R&B idioms. She had commercial success as a solo artist in Australia, with It’s a Man’s Man’s World, Heading In The Right Direction and Stares & Whispers in the 1970’s and Say I Love You in the 1980’s.

  • Entertainment:
    Australian Music Recording Artists, Live Music
  • City:
    Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

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Biography

TOPICS: HEADLINER, RECORDING ARTIST Renee Rebecca Geyer is an Australian singer who has long been regarded as one of the finest exponents of jazz, soul and R&B idioms. She had commercial success as a solo artist in Australia, with It’s a Man’s Man’s World, Heading In The Right Direction and Stares & Whispers in the 1970’s and Say I Love You in the 1980’s. Geyer has also been an internationally respected and sought-after backing vocalist, whose session credits include work with Sting, Chaka Khan, Toni Childs and Joe Cocker.In 2000, her autobiography, Confessions Of A Difficult Woman, co-written with music journalist Ed Nimmervoll, was published. In her candid book, Geyer detailed her drug addictions, sex life and career in music. She described herself as “a white Hungarian Jew from Australia sounding like a 65-year-old black man from Alabama”. She spent more than 10 years based in the United States but had little chart success there. Geyer returned to Australia in the mid-1990’s and her career has continued into the 21st century with her 2003 album, Tenderland, which peaked at #11 on the ARIA albums charts.
Rock historian, Ian McFarlane described her as having a “rich, soulful, passionate and husky vocal delivery”. Geyer’s iconic status in the Australian music industry was recognised when she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on 14 July 2005, alongside The Easybeats, Hunters & Collectors, Smoky Dawson, Split Enz and Normie Rowe. Geyer and fellow 1970’s singer, Marcia Hines, are the subjects of Australian academic, Jon Stratton’s 2008 Cultural Studies article, “A Jew Singing Like a Black Woman in Australia: Race, Renée Geyer, and Marcia Hines. Based in VIC, travels Australia wide (extra fees involved).