"(Clio is) a star who’s intelligence runs bewitchingly with
her powers. Watch her rise.”
- Tim Rogers
"Underpinned by Clio Renner’s expressive vocals & layered harmonies,
Into Other Arms is a beautiful, dark velvet piece"
– Deborah Conway
"Clio’s a cut above the rest of her class….
All those established stars who use Clio as a keyboard gun for hire
are gonna have to look elsewhere soon because
she’s gonna be too busy doing her own stuff"
- Jon Von Goes, Triple R
"There is an effortlessness to this, Clio's vocals float across rich and dynamic textures,
with challenging structures and arrangements presented with a sense of simplicity and ease.
The song is both beautifully enchanting and inviting, a pleasure to listen to."
- Tom Iansek (Big Scary)
Clio Renner is a Melbourne born pianist, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter. An up and coming solo artist, she is also fast becoming one of the city’s most sought after session players. Clio grew up studying classical piano, moving into the world of jazz and improvisation through her studies at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2015 Clio was approached to play keyboards in the house band for the SBS television show ‘Rockwiz’, where she has established a myriad of Australian musical connections.
Clio’s work as a session musician continues to develop; she tours regularly with Angus and Julia Stone, Deborah Conway, Killing Heidi and Tim Rogers. She also featured in the esteemed ‘Count Down’ band, who played at the Sydney Opera House for the ABC broadcast on New Year’s Eve. Clio was appointed Musical Director for ‘The Age Music Victoria Awards’ in 2017, and in the same year premiered a new collaborative work (Like Running Water) for Melbourne Festival with established artists: Ella Thompson and Becky Zui Shen.
2017 also saw the release of two debut singles from Clio. ‘Into Other Arms’ was launched to a sell-out show in May, and ‘Sleep For Years’ was deemed a “perfect pop song…. class and hip and supremely listenable”. Clio released her debut EP “Something Left to Leave Behind” in April of this year. The record achieved a 4-star review in Forte magazine and was named an “empowering collection of music” with “lyrics that could break 1000 hearts in a room at once”.