Born in Wales, Ren Gill, known by his stage name Ren, embarked on his musical journey while playing with the indie-pop band Trick the Fox on the streets of Bath. However, health setbacks forced him to retreat to his Brighton home, where he spent years battling illness.
Despite his challenges, Ren channeled his creativity into songwriting and recording from his bedroom. Gradually regaining strength, he returned to the streets of Brighton, often accompanied by the talented Sam Tomkins, delivering soulful performances that belied his health struggles. Their captivating mash-up of The Weekend, James Brown, and Alicia Keys is a testament to their musical prowess.
Ren’s resilience and musical talent shine through his performances, earning admiration from audiences. Forming a new band, The Big Push, Ren’s musical journey continued to flourish, with their YouTube videos gaining immense popularity. However, Ren’s ongoing battle with Lyme Disease posed significant challenges, leading to the band’s decision to conclude their journey after a memorable performance at the Brighton Dome.
Ren’s musical endeavors continued with the release of his latest single “Sick Boi,” which candidly addresses his health struggles. Despite facing setbacks, Ren’s artistry remains undiminished, as showcased in his epic track “Hi Ren,” which garnered widespread acclaim and earned him invitations to prestigious events like Glastonbury 2023.
Ren’s recent health challenges have prompted him to share his journey with his fans, highlighting the need for treatment and support. To fund his treatment, Ren has set up a GoFundMe account, promising to continue creating music as he navigates his recovery.
Ren’s vibrant spirit and unwavering determination are evident in his music, serving as an inspiration to all who follow his journey. With humor, courage, and skill, Ren confronts his challenges head-on, confident in his ability to overcome adversity and thrive once again. As Ren continues his journey to recovery, his fans stand united in support, eagerly anticipating the music that lies ahead.