About Renaissance

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 Oregan Lottery Commerial.

She has worked with the likes of Sean Diddy Combs, Jackson Browne, Dick Clark Productions, Michael Buble, Jazz greats, Christian McBride and Geofrey 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 and her band at Universal Bar & Grill in North Hollywood. For one year they rocked the popular bar finally gaining interest from the head A&R at Bungalo Records, Universal Music Group.

Although labels continue to show interests, Renaissance Marie Austin has made the decision to return to school to study Creative Writing and Music with an emphasis on voice. She is currently working towards her certificate in Commercial Music and Associates in Music, and is one of many members of the inspirational group, Firm Soundation,2 currently ministering the Gospel at the House of Blues Gospel Brunch.