“Renee Leavitt is the real deal,” said legendary rock n’ roller, Gary U.S. Bonds. Renee starting singing at the age of three and entered her first contest at the age of eight, finishing in 2nd place overall. Leavitt is building upon her fan base through her songwriting abilities, catchy tunes, pure voice, poised stage presence and her “girl next door,” blue eyed, strawberry blonde, country look.
To date, this country sensation has 13 original songs. Her band, Renee and the Renegades, has what fans and their manager call a ‘unique’ sound. There is no one in country music that can scratch an itch for one of their original scores. Her Karen Carpenter like voice mixes Zydeco, Irish Folk, Pop, Rock, and Vintage Country. Some have characterized it as: Americana.
Renee has been played on several radio stations in New England and Ireland, including WKLB Country 102.5, The Bull 101.7, WOKQ 97.5, the River 92.5, North Shore 104.9, WRKO 680, WMEX 1510 and Ireland’s own KFM Radio. Leavitt will soon be heard on PBS, singing the theme song “Friends For Life” for a Children’s Animated Series, called Charlie Horse.
Renee has even performed on stage with the likes of Gary U.S. Bonds on the Gary Leavitt and Friends show and Southside Johnny at Boarding House Park in Lowell MA.
When Leavitt isn’t performing her original hits, you can find her at local parishes as the cantor, or leader of song. She has been a cantor for 9 years and she never plans to stop giving back to her community.
During summer 2018, Renee opened for International Country Star “Cam” as part of an acoustic show at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire where she wowed people that came to see the headliner.
In addition to her appearances with big name musicians, Leavitt has headlined quite a few of her own shows around the North Shore and Greater Boston areas. The singer even got to showcase her talent on a parade float at the Columbus Day Parade 2018 in Yarmouth MA and she performed at the 2019 Yarmouth Country Fest.
In September 2021, Renee sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park for a Red Sox game which is one of her favorite memories.
This summer she will consistently play at venues with capacity crowds of 2,000 to 3,000 people as she opens for major music acts. “By the end of 2022, she will be that headliner,” says her manager and father.
‘This Little Girl’ is now country music’s next big name.