FERDINAND RENNIE grew up in Austria and has been living for the past several years in the west coast of Scotland where he works as a singer and songwriter. His music career has had several highlights including leading roles in musicals such as TABALUGA AND LILLI, LES MISÉRABLES, ELISABETH, SIXTY SIXTY, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.
He has also released several recordings such as REST YOUR LOVE ON ME, BARCAROLE VOM ABSCHIED (ARIOLA-Sony), WENN ICH TRAEUME (FABSCOTS Music) BRING HIM HOME (from Les Miserables Duett with Leon van Leeuwenberg-FABSCOTS Music).
After an inspiring journey and relocation to mystical Scotland, Ferdinand started work in 2008 on his album LIEBE TRAEGT DICH UEBER JEDEN OZEAN, which was successfully released in 2010! It was surely fate that he met Rosemarie Gura, a gifted composer and writer from Austria who inspired him through her powerful lyrics and her strength in writing music to go back to the recording studio and to produce and sing 7 tracks from her. Other songs on the album that mean a lot to Ferdinand are LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING from Andrew Lloyd-Webber, WHO I WAS BORN TO BE and EVERY FLOWER NEEDS THE SUNSHINE, the haunting melody from the successful Swedish film AS IN HEAVEN where he rewrote the lyrics in both English and German.
In the meantime his music has started to reach people all over the world (over 56000 “likes” at facebook, over 1.200.000 views at his FERDINANDRENNIE1 YOUTUBE CHANNEL). Ferdinand reached 2012 German Airplay Charts with his song release ALLES LIEBE ODER WAS? and he also released 4 wonderful Christmas songs “iT’S CHRISTMAS ALL OVER THE WORLD” “STILLE NACHT, HEILIGE NACHT” “WHITE CHRISTMAS” “SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT”. He also recorded and produced the song DRYING LITTLE TEARS for the REGINE SIXT CHILDREN’S AID FOUNDATION. His single release I LOOK TO THE HORIZON / NACHTS HOER ICH DICH LEISE WEINEN was especially written for Ferdinand by top Swedish Writers Edberger/Antblad.
After the successful, worldwide single releases of THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING, SUMMER ROSES AND WINE, WAITING IN THE WINGS two new albums were released 2013 engl. Album I WANNA WAKE UP WITH YOU german album SAG NIEMALSNIE.
THE SINGLE RELEASE “WENN DIE SEHNSUCHT BRENNT” german version from Lara Fabian’s I WILL LOVE AGAIN was out for download also and Ferdinand had a TV appearance in Germany at the popular Sunday TV show IMMER WIEDER SONNTAGS (with over 2 mio viewers).
Ferdinand released in September 2013 the Austrian/Bavarian Countrysong “MY JODL LADY” in german and english Version.
His very individual interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s Song HALLELUJAH was released worldwide in November 2013.
In the preXmas 2014 season he was touring as the duetpartner of worldstar VICKY LEANDROS during her XmasTour of Germany and Austria.
In summer 2014 he released a modern, updated interpretation of Lara Fabian’s hitsingle – I WILL LOVE AGAIN and from James Morrion’s I WON’T LET YOU GO.
In February 2015 Ferdinand released his exciting version of the well loved song ANGEL (written by Sarah McLachlan), both in english and german!
RUN was released 14/11/2015 – rarely has a song been interpreted with so much meaning and emotion.