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Renaissance Marie Austin "My Story"

            My name is Renaissance Marie Austin and I have finally built up the courage to tell my story. But first, let me lay the groundwo...

Me and Music

Renaissance Marie Austin is an American entertainer born in Los Angeles, California and reared in the south side towns of Carson, Torrance, and South Bay. In the third grade she discovered something extraordinarily amazing about herself when she sang "This Little Light of Mine" for show and tell. After being asked to sing three times by her teacher and classmates, she went home knowing she had a superior singing talent that still wows audiences today.

By the age of ten Renaissance began studying ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, and choreography, and continued on throughout high school and college, and by age eleven she began designing fashion for women, which later developed into her own fashion company, Raghouse International. She was a lead vocalist in chorus and theater productions, playing Crystal, the main Doo Wop girl in "Little Shop of Horrors". As a junior in high school she stunned classmates and faculty at a fashion show production when she sang Tamia's "You Put a Move on My Heart", ending the song to a round of applause and standing ovation.

By 1999 Renaissance began developing her recording voice and songwriting skills in her home studio then later booked her first show at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. From 2006 to 2010 Renaissance sang with choirs and ensembles in film and television, and at corporate and private parties and events. During that time she landed her first commercial, an Oregon Lottery Commercial.

She has worked with the likes of Sean Diddy Combs, Jackson Browne, Dick Clark Productions, Michael Buble´, jazz greats, Christian McBride and Geoffrey Keezer, and many more artists. She has played all House of Blues locations, the Knitting Factory, the Greek Theater, and other venues, as well as entertaining for high profile celebrity weddings. After performing throughout the Los Angeles open mic circuit Renaissance was found by a booking agent on Facebook who began booking her band at Universal Bar & Grill in North Hollywood. For one year they rocked the popular dive bar finally gaining interest from a subsidiary label under Universal Music Group.

Unfortunately, Renaissance discovered she was very ill and would not be able to move on to the next phase of her career, negotiations. She was barely hanging on to life and in need of major surgery and blood transfusions, which both turned out to be a success. After recovery Renaissance Marie Austin was enlightened and mentally different and made the decision to return to school to study music with an emphasis on voice. She is now a double graduate of 2019 and 2020 with a Commercial Music certificate and double Associates in Vocal Performance and Fine Arts Applied Degree. She has excelled in Jazz, Choral, Classical, Pop, Gospel, and Rock. She is one of many members of the inspirational group, Firm Soundation, currently ministering the Gospel at the House of Blues Gospel Brunch.