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Miss Renee Simone & Matt Day Duo
November 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Born of Jamaican heritage in the UK, Miss Renee Simone was raised singing along to her mother’s vinyl collection of Jazz and Motown. Her teenage years were infused with the iconic beats of RnB icons such as Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Whitney, Salt n Pepa, TLC to name a few… add a dash of old school hip hop, the sultry tones of UK trip hop and a sprinkling of some well selected pop … and you start to feel the essence of MRS both as a DJ and a singer.
“A WONDERFUL TALENT”- MOLLY MELDRUM
After leaving London to go on a holiday to New Zealand she literally never went home. Waving goodbye to the Northern Hemisphere for her new found love of snowboarding she took up a job alongside DJ Freddy Flyfingaz as a breakfast radio DJ and nightclub vocalist. They toured the breakbeats radio show ‘Ghetto – fatbeats n freestylers’ to every nook and cranny of New Zealand. After NZ the show found its way across the water to Australia concluding in Byron Bay in 2003. MRS instantly found her sub tropical home. She performed and toured with a number of bands and was often seen playing her signature ‘pop up street shows’ with her island soul band ‘Blackbirds’. They took street shows to the next level with exquisite lighting and decor. They had people dancing in the streets of Byron Bay as if they were in a plush theatre. It was there she coined the phrase “Byron Bay Experience”.
In 2010 Blackbirds reached the semi finals of Australia’s Got Talent and were the first band ever to be crowd funded by TV fans to create their self titled album.