Irena Perkovic's new solo pop/jazz project, REENIE, marks a re-genesis as a Canadian artist: it flays open the heart of her songs to expose their core feelings. From high-energy grooves to intimate ballads, her upcoming record, The Real World, (currently being recorded in Victoria, BC) features contributions from fantastic musicians and will be released in Spring 2012.
Reenie finished her Bachelor of Music at the University of Victoria, where she focused on composition and percussion. In between writing works that were read by the Victoria Symphony and Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal and gigging at clubs in Victoria and Vancouver, she learned to combine her classical training with a jazz sensibility, fiery rhythmic drive and delicate construction of ensemble texture.
An immersion in blues, as well as an upbringing in Torontos rock scene, and the music and culture of her birthplace, the former Yugoslavia, created a bicultural artist.