Clio Renner | Nord Artist
Clio Renner is Melbourne-based pianist, keyboardist, Nord enthusiast, vocalist and songwriter. A versatile and successful musician, her unique style blurs musical boundaries while echoing elements of the myriad Australian artists she has worked with. She creates a breathy, melody-driven Indie Pop that skillfully draws on a deep, complex musical understanding and appreciation.
Following on from her acclaimed 2018 EP Something Left to Leave Behind, Clio released her debut album Nothing Breaks Nothing Mends during lockdown in 2020. The album received many accolades, including Album of the Week for the AU review, and most recently has been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Vanda and Young Songwriting competition.
Clio has worked with a roll-call of Australian music royalty including Angus and Julia Stone, Missy Higgins, Deborah Conway, Tim Rogers, Bob Evans, Alex Lahey, G Flip, Killing Heidi and Olympia. She is a part of the RocKwiz house band, and the Countdown band, featuring in the ABC’s New Year’s Eve concert broadcasts at the Sydney Opera House.
Clio’s freelance career has included working in the role of Musical Director, most recently for Rockwiz in 2021, and including ‘Her Sound, Her Story’ concert in 2016 celebrating women in Australian music, (later evolving into the acclaimed documentary of the same name), and The Age Music Victoria Awards house band. With Ella Thompson (Bamboos, GL) and Becky Sui Zhen (Sui Zhen, No Zu) she co-directed Like Running Water, a collaboration for the Melbourne International Festival in 2017.
Clio’s 2018 EP received a 4-star rating from Forte magazine, and she was subsequently named Indie Artist of the Week by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association.
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