Bass Guitar ability
Influences: Sia, Bjork, Dr Dre, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley, Snoop Dogg, Tool, Mr Bungle, Stevie Wonder.
Performed in venues such as the Corner Hotel, Punters Club, Evelyn, Espy. Toured to Adelaide, Sydney, and as high as Coffs Harbour. Played in festivals such as Push On, the Hills are Alive and the Melbourne Show. Performed on campus for RMIT, Melbourne uni, ACU and Monash events.
Singing coach at Vox singing academy.
Rients joined the Mary Mackillop Catholic Regional College stage band at 14 years of age and began writing and performing original music with school mates at the age of 16.
Studying music history and styles in VCE under Mark McSherry, he then went on to complete a vocal training course at Box Hill Institute of Tafe while obtaining a Bachelor of Nursing at Australian Catholic University.
Taking lessons from accomplished musicians such as Peter Vox, Heath King, Alisha Gartland, Cassie Crawford and Daniel Colabro, Rients continued to perform originals and cover songs in a myriad of Victorian live music venues, both regional and metropolitan.
Performing, recording and co-writing with bands such as;
Westside Circus Band
Sons of the Apocalypse
The Original Generics
Playing festivals such as
The Hills are Alive
The Melbourne Show
Rock the Bay
Finalist of Freezer Battle of the Bands
Finalist of Pony Music Battle of the Bands
Winner of Gunn Music Battle of the Bands
Performing Weddings, funerals, birthdays, and even the Wonthaggi Hot Rod Show.
Rients and his numerous outfits have played with and alongside the likes of Twelve Foot Ninja, Magic Dirt, Killing Heidi, 28 Days, The Grand Silent System, Motorace, MM9, The Brown Hornet, Mammal, Anim8, The Beards, Bellusira and Sydonia just to name a few.
Rients understudied with director and principal teacher Peter Vox for the past four years and a proud teacher at Vox Singing Academy.
As you can tell Rients has a wealth of Stage, Recording and performance experience and knowledge and is a multi instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter. He is more than willing to share this knowledge with all students.
Rients possesses a big 4 plus octave range and can sing and teach all contemporary genres of singing and also particularly specialises in rap and hip hop, has lovable fun personality and is confident teaching both adults and children, males and females.