New EP - "Explore"
In Late 2016 Christine entered the studio and recorded her latest EP "Explore" featuring original material including the upbeat "Crazy", to the smooth escape song, "Explore", to the love torn "Supposed To" and the final track the melancholy "Closure". The recordings have a cohesive theme with a wide range of stylistic interchanges. Her stellar line up of professional studio musicians completed the line up and makes for a easy listening well balanced set.
Christine Renner is singer/songwriter from Austin, Texas. Christine's original material is described as indie pop/rock. Her songs are filled with deep emotions, poetic imagery, romantic story telling, triumph and tragedy with an undercurrent of hope that runs the spectrum of human experience. Sometimes joyful and playful, sometimes lost and melancholy, but never monotonous or boring.
Christine's live performances, whether solo or with her band, represent her deep thinking as well as lightheartedness providing an entertaining showcase of original music. Christine has a passion to create, express, entertain, and give her audience an unforgettable performance that will have them coming back for more.
Christine Renner was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Growing up in the live music capital of the world and in a music loving family, she was exposed to the music scene at a very young age. She began playing piano, guitar, singing and songwriting at around 11 years old. When she was only 12 years old she began writing her first studio album called “Something Real” with 8 original songs released in 2014. The soundtrack of Christine’s childhood was Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, and many more classics. Christine is very influenced by classic rock, but she also has a love for modern pop/rock music such as The 1975, Taylor Swift, and The Paper Kites.
Whenever Christine is not writing or performing music, she is teaching music. Christine has a passion and dream to share her love of music to the world and through performing music and teaching music she is able to fulfill those dreams daily.
Christine's first instrument was piano, and she was mostly self taught with the help of YouTube tutorials. She began songwriting on the piano and soon after she picked up the guitar with the help of several very well qualified instructors. Beginning in middle school, Christine started performing live at school concerts, local festivals and popular Austin area venues, both solo and with groups. After a talent showcase in Orlando, Florida, she was approached by TMG Music Group and signed her first recording contract. At age 14 she released her first studio album "Something Real" with 8 original songs that she had written and arranged.
During her high school years, Christine continued to write, record and perform. She joined local music communities such as The Musician's Woodshed and the Austin School of Music. This gave her the opportunity to network with like-minded musicians as well continue her musical training. In late 2016, Christine started recorded a 4 song EP called “Explore”. These tracks show Christine’s folky and dreamy side of her songwriting. Fast forward to 2018, Christine began recording her newest EP called “Tonight” featuring 6 songs that will be released in 2019. She worked with producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith at The Bubble studio on this record. Christine also worked with legendary singer/songwriter, guitar player, and producer Arielle on one of the tracks. This EP showcases Christine’s musical metamorphosis. As she’s grown and changed over the past couple of years, she’s began to find herself in the pop/rock scene. Her new music is ready for big stages and radio airplay, but still captures the deep raw emotion that she originally wrote the songs with in her bedroom.
Christine Renner has been fortunate to perform at many iconic venues including Emo’s, Antones, One World Theater, One-2-One Bar, Maggie Maes, Cedar Street Courtyard, Nutty Brown Cafe, South Austin Brewery, Alamo Drafthouse, Hole In The Wall, Dozen Street, Dirty Dog Bar, Carousel Lounge, Roots Bistro and many similar venues.