Ivor Novello award winning Composer, Songwriter and music producer Renell Shaw has a wealth of experience in a range of musical genres with some of the music industries most unique and sought-after artists.
One of his longest running affiliations is with the multi platinum band 'Rudimental' as a close writer and instrumentalist, both in the studio and throughout their landmark shows.
Renell has collaborated with successful artists such as: Anne-Marie, Nile Rogers, Jess Glynne, Skepta, Speech Debelle, Maverick Sabre, Carleen Anderson, DJ Spinall, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Orphy Robinson MBE, Rosey Chan, Nitin Sawhney CBE and The House Gospel Choir.
"ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSELY CREATIVE ARTISTS
I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH"
- MOSES BOYD
2020 was the year that Renell gained widespread recognition and won an Ivor Novello Award for his composition ‘The Windrush Suite’. The first of a two-part collection that he has written, pays homage to his Caribbean heritage and the pioneering voices of the Windrush generation who began to arrive in England from the West Indies in 1948. ‘The Windrush Suite’ bears all the hallmarks of Renell’s ability to musically emulate and offer tribute to profound moments, people and feelings.
Renell co-created the Afro-Deep duo 2fox, which sought to draw inspiration from the rich and diverse cultures of London, Africa and Brazil and fuse them together to create their own distinct sound. The sound of 2fox is a balance between the essence of African and Brazilian rhythms and the transcendent feeling of the Ibiza sunset beach parties.
"RENELL'S MUSIC IS A SONICALLY ECLECTIC MIX OF JAZZ INFUSED AFRO RHYTHMS WITH SPIRITUAL POETRY AND HYPNOTIC MELODIES"
- MAVERICK SABRE
Renell also has a long standing career in the world of drama and musical theatre, working as a Composer, Musical Director, Arranger and Actor-Musician.
Composer: Living Newspaper 7th Edition, Is God Is (Royal Court), Othello (National Youth Theatre Rep Season), A Midsummer Night’s Madness (Hackney Empire), Pride -
A Lion’s Roar (Music theatre Wales), Heart by Jade Anouka (Audible Theatre).
Arranger and Orchestrator: Bagdad Café, Wuthering Heights (Wise Children) In The Willows (Perfect Pitch), Alter Ego, Hackney Vs Harlem (Hackney Empire)
Performer: Brief Encounter, Bagdad Café, Wuthering Heights (Wise Children), Kneehigh’s Ubu (Kneehigh), Cage Street Memorial (Carleen Anderson), A Midsummer Night’s Madness (Hackney Empire).
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"DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE TRADITION OF HIS ANCESTRY, RENELL SHAW IS A REMARKABLE MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER.
AN IMPORTANT VOICE OF OUR TIME"
- AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON