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At the age of 19, Renato Paris ALCM has achieved a great amount. Growing up singing in the church, his talents vary from singing and composing, to performing and playing various instruments. A member of the original cast at the Menier Chocolate Factory, his ‘sound’ might be best described as a blend of soul, rhythm and blues, pop and jazz.
Graduating with a triple distinction star at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, Renato has recently completed his first year at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire, pursuing a jazz degree. He has also achieved two Associate of the London College of Music (ALCM) qualifications in Popular Music Vocals, for both Performance and Teaching.
Having been recognised for his songwriting and had work experience at Sony/ATV, he was sponsored by Gucci Timepieces and Jewellery to study songwriting at Grammy Camp, Los Angeles, in 2014. Music has taken him around the world, performing in renowned venues with great artists such as Julian Joseph, Soweto Kinch, Maestro Nicola Piovani and many others.
He is involved in various charities, music community projects and organisations including: World Heartbeat Music Academy, D&B School for Performing Arts, ArtsTrain and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy.
Some notable venues include: Wigmore Hall, Open Colonna in Rome, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and the 606 Jazz Club.
(Source: Close to You show website)
Directed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett, performed by a young group of multi-talented musicians and led by the visionary composer and performer Kyle Riabko, the show features thrillingly fresh yet beautifully faithful re-interpretations of Bacharach’s classic songs, blending nostalgia and innovation, so that generations young and old can di...