Piano – Voice
Philadelphia-born and New York City-raised musician :Noni Rene produced her own sound of “Grunge-Soul” while a student at Lincoln University.
In June 2014, she released a joint EP with Washington, DC producer NishoSoul, titled “Coming To Paz”. The conceptual Lo-Fi Alternative R&B album is available for streaming and download exclusively at NoniRene.com. The following summer saw the release of her upbeat single “Good Vibes”.
Noni has opened for Hip Hop legends Big Daddy Kane (2013) and Rakim (2014) at the ODUNDE Festival. In 2014, she was the Viewer’s Choice to open for Tamar Kali and Jessica Care Moore at Bedford Stuyvesant’s STooPS Festival. In 2015 and 2016, :Noni performed as a semi-finalist for the AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands. Also in 2016, :Noni Rene was the runner-up in the Queens Library Battle of the Bands. Since, she has performed concerts at numerous Queens Library locations, and returned to the BOTB twice as a judge.
In 2018 :Noni began performing for Sofar Sounds in multiple cities, and attending The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
On March 28, 2019, :Noni Rene recorded an exclusive direct-to-vinyl live session with Leesta Vall Sound Recordings. Also in 2019, she led a US tour titled “The Un:Nōn Tour” (read: “Unknown”).
Currently, she is preparing her upcoming studio release.
“Noni’s songs are very relatable and personable, which allows the audience to get lost in her words as they spiral into a parallel universe also known as the mind of ‘TheVillageKid.'”
– NU BREED MAGAZINE