The Big River Bandits from The UK continue to perform as a 5-piece Americana/Country Rock band but co-writers Renee Sears & Gerry Power have become much more diverse in their writing, trying smooth jazz, pop and R&B.
The success of their jazz music has led them to form another band called Renee Sears & The Jazz Set, which is gaining popularity in The UK.
They believe that the songs written for this band have had the most impact on the listeners on IAC and other sites, making them 'featured band of the week' in May 2011 and keeping their song 'Elle est l’étoile' at #1 in the jazz charts for over 4 weeks.
The guitar version of 'These Blues' reached the semi-final in 'The New Movie Classic' competition in April 2011.
Some of the songs are listed here for streaming and/or downloading.
Most are available for licensing, publishing or recording by other artistes and bands with prior consent from the copyright holders.
The Big River Bandits:
Their unique sound is a blend of new and old style country rock, swing, rockabilly and traditional country music.
They offer a refreshing new approach to country music with an exciting and exuberant live performance.
Lead vocalists Renee Sears and Gerry Power, also playing lead guitar wrote the 12 original songs on their debut album, ‘The Single Life’, which has been receiving radio airplay around the world with great reviews from DJ’s and major publications such as ‘Country Music People’.
They have been featured artist of the week on many local radio and internet shows and Renee has given several radio interviews.
‘High Wire’ reached number 11 in The UK’s official unsigned charts and ‘I’m Doin’ Fine’ was voted ‘Track Of The Day’ on garageband.com.
Renee Sears - Lead, backing & harmony vocals
Gerry Power - Lead guitar, lead, backing & harmony vocals
Ken Smith - Pedal steel, harmonica, banjo & backing vocals
Richard Bradley - bass guitar & backing voclas
John Owen - Drums
This Building's Too Tall
Female vocals with a crossover jazz/ska/pop feel
Shoe Shine Boy
Good fun song with an old style swing band feel. Female vocals.
Another Time, Another Place
Guitar based jazz song with female vocals.
A little quirky and a little unusual.
Influences from Django Reinhardt and Madeleine Peyroux.
Elle est l'étoile
Unusual style and lyrical content. Smooth female vocals with acoustic guitar
Guitar based blues/rock song with female vocals
Something Made Me Love You
Shades of Antonio Carlos Jobim on this one. Relaxed Bossa Nova feel.
That Girl Is Red Hot
LIve from The Attic, Windsor. A fun swing song - put on your dancing shoes!
You Make Me Shine
Norah Jones style jazz ballad.
Think Of Me
Guitar based rock
Give It Up
Bad girl lyrics.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Lively bluegrass feel
LET'S TAKE A WALK
I HAVEN'T SEEN THE SUNRISE
50's style country rock with male vocals
Who's Gonna Be There?
Pop rock with male vocals
Jazz/rock with a funky feel
Guitar and female vocals
These Blues - piano version
Female vocal ballad with piano and muted trumpet. Recorded live from The Attic in Windsor
THE SINGLE LIFE
Guitar based country rock with sassy female vocals.
YOU TOOK MY WORLD WITH YOU
Traditional country ballad with female vocals
I Can Fix Up Your Broken Heart
Melodic, jazzy ballad
I'M DOIN' FINE
MId tempo, bluegrass feel. A country/folk story that most singer/songwriters will relate to.
Upbeat, positive, energetic indie rock song. Play it loud!
Little Pieces Of My Heart
Timeless guitar and male vocal ballad
SHE DON'T CARE
Mid tempo rockabilly with male vocals
That's How Great My Love Is
Great music written and performed by The Nice Up featuring the lyrics and vocals of Renee Sears.
Cheeky girl power lyrics
Smooth, mellow laid back song with female vocals
How Am I Gonna Get To Sleep Tonight?
Male vocal/guitar blues. Live recording from The Attic
You Ain't Gonna Get My Heart
Americana country swing with female vocals
WHISKEY DRINKERS LAMENT
OUTLAW ON THE RUN
Acoustic ballad in the style of Marty Robins.
5/7/2011 8:02:02 PM
Great to see that you made it as Featured Band of the Week too!
2/27/2011 3:43:32 PM
What a hip group of seasoned musicians complete with a lovely and stylish vocalist, just a top drawer ensemble. I need to make my way through all their tunes soon.
8/12/2010 4:43:25 PM
Lilting, Calming, Clever,Intricate, Bright-nice work guys!
9/22/2009 11:16:12 AM
Hey!...Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment......I am a FAN!
9/22/2009 1:29:51 AM
Hi Renee, thank you so much for stopping by and posting your nice comment. You create a beautiful atmosphere with your band and it's wonderful to listen to your music. So, "Thank you for the music", please keep posting.
Best wishes always,
9/5/2009 9:44:02 PM
I've just to say thank you for your songs "Let's talk a walk" is my favourite. Lovely playing and vocals and the mood is so light and I can see this song in a movie with people dancing. What a great scene it would be. It's a lovely song for a gig as well, people are not going to sit still, that's for sure, everyone will be clapping and moving in a beat of the music.
8/18/2009 1:14:33 PM
some good songs here will revistit... do like tomorrow's child...pip and merry..
10/21/2008 4:31:30 PM
Nice work-I'll be back for more!!!
10/17/2008 10:52:33 PM
well you know it's thoughts like you left for me at my page that heals me and i thank you for your prayers relative to that
peace to you and yours
10/17/2008 1:34:16 PM
wow i really dig a few of your songs here man
great engineering, great vocals and awesome sound - love it guys
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