Rennie-Hynes lives and breathes his Music and Songs, and this passion for his craft burns bright for all to see. He combines his love of honest and raw storytelling with deep introspection to create songs that are timeless and familiar, yet uniquely his own.
2014 saw him release his Debut Album ‘February’ through MGM. The Album was produced and recorded by ARIA award winning Artist, Shane Nicholson and received critical acclaim.
In late 2015, Rennie-Hynes stepped back into his Studio on the family farm in Woodford, Queensland, to begin work on his Second Album. The Album, titled ‘Furthermore’ is a stunning collection of 11 songs that were recorded over the period of Three weeks. Working everyday from morning until late night, Rennie-Hynes Produced, Engineered and Recorded all of the songs alongside his Friend and collaborator, Steve Grady. Together they played the bulk of the instruments; with a focus on capturing the essence of each song and building it from a Bedrock live performance of just Josh and a Guitar. The result is an Album which is organic, cohesive, yet also eclectic, with Rennie-Hynes’ warm and assured Vocal providing the common thread throughout. Furthermore also features Guest appearances from two time Grammy nominated Artist, Kim Richey, who sang on ‘I’ll Go Home’ Olivia Hally from OhPep! who sang on ‘Shining Down’, a song Rennie-Hynes and Hally co wrote, and fellow Queensland born Songwriter and Multi instrumentalist Dan Parsons features on multiple tracks, lending Guitar, Harmony and percussion throughout.
‘Furthermore’ was released in late August 2016, and has been garnering incredible reviews. Rennie- Hynes’ live show takes the Audience on a moving and unforgettable journey, and since the release of his ’February’ in 2014, he has toured relentlessly throughoutAustralia, New Zealand and the USA. He’s performed at major Festivals such as The Americana Music Festival in Nashville, Woodford Folk Festival, Southern Fork Americana Festival in Auckland, Queenscliff Music Festival and the Nannup Music Festival among many others. 2017 will be equally as productive, with the follow up tour for Furthermore planned in March as well as Festival appearances, a side project Album release with Steve Grady, and a mid year tour of the USA coinciding with the Album release and Radio campaign in North America.
For Rennie-Hynes though, the message is simple “Music has always been with me, like a best friend, I’ve been completely in love with it since I was a Child. To now be forging my living from it as an Artist and Songwriter is something I used to dream of, and to be able to share my songs with audiences every night is something I’m truly grateful for”