It’s mark of how much Ren Harvieu is lionised by peers and dedicated fans alike that she was recently invited to play a support slot with the Grammy-winning and legendary Jimmy Webb whose catalogue of American iconic multi-genre songwriting covers five decades.
Enigmatic but immensely approachable, she engages with her Facebook chums with wry, no nonsense Salford Ã©lan. Romeo Stodart of London’s much loved brother-sister harmony rock ’n’ roll combo The Magic Numbers teams up with our Salford singing sensation for a rare performance comprising material from their respective back catalogues.The pair will be debuting absolute gems from their recent songwriting partnership and a few interesting reinterpretations of some choice classics.
Its nearly four years since Ms H first played in Birmingham and she’s been a very busy performer ever since even though she seems determined to play the role of slightly stealth-Diva not bothering to trouble the radar of bubble reputation or publicity. Hiding in plain sight her cryptically charismatic stage presence and plaintive Torch intoxication belie her tender years – her haunting beauty is another matter altogether. If she decides to reprise her acapella cover of Roy Orbison’s Crying (Over You) you’ll be joining her in lachrymose excess. Seductive Siren, love-child of Cabaret Sally Bowles in a midnight, smokey Parisian cellar-bar, she as much deserves your immediate attention as you deserve hers. Miss this gig and weep for your humanity.
Ren Harvieu live dates with Romeo Stodart
26th September 2016 Brighton Open Studios
29th September 2016 Sheffield Greystones
30th September 2016 Birmingham Institute
8th November 2016 Oxford Academy 2
10th November 2016 Islington Academy 2
11th November 2016 Liverpool Arts Club / The Loft