Ren is quickly building a reputation for writing masterful songs with musical substance. Born in to London's East End with Irish and Liverpudlian parents but now calling Newcastle home, it's fair to say that his songwriting has been forged in hard working communities where story telling is an art form.
Ren’s 2017 debut release ‘A Calling From The Shore’ reflects upon an adventurous and searching period of time living out of his van around the UK and Europe. It's clear to see that audiences have really connected with Ren’s yearning for exploration as ‘A Calling From The Shore’ has received 1 million streams on spotify since its release as well as having being played on top regional and national radio stations including Amazing Radio and BBC Radio 6music.
Across 2019/20, Ren released four singles and a live E.P recorded at the iconic Barrel House venue - capturing Ren's deft ability to strip down full arrangements & deliver a different and engaging take on them. Having recently supported Sam Fender, Westerman and Old Sea Brigade alongside coverage from Clash, Indie London, Belwood Music Blog, Thank Folk For That, Music Injection, Ren Lawton is preparing to release his debut album in 2021.
‘Slow, sparse and gorgeous’ Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 (referring to ‘Late Night Drive’ track 4)
‘Some songwriters don’t just sing, they bleed the words’ – Ray Jones, Time Out Live
‘He is an excellent guitarist who knows how to write great songs, while also being a very listenable artist that will win many new fans with his easygoing tracks.’ – Listen Here Reviews