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Renee Geyer Final Nz Tour

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Renée Rebecca Geyer[1][2] (born 11 September 1953)[3] is an Australian singer who has long been regarded as one of the finest exponents of jazz, soul and R&B idioms.[3][4][5] She had commercial success as a solo artist in Australia, with "It's a Man's Man's World", "Heading in the Right Direction" and "Stares and Whispers" in the 1970s and "Say I Love You" in the 1980s.[6][7] Geyer has also been an internationally respected and sought-after backing vocalist, whose session credits include work with Sting,[3] Chaka Khan, Toni Childs and Joe Cocker.[4][7][8]

In 2000, her autobiography, Confessions of a Difficult Woman, co-written with music journalist Ed Nimmervoll, was published.[3][9] In her candid book, Geyer detailed her drug addictions, sex life and career in music.[10] She described herself as "a white Hungarian Jew from Australia sounding like a 65-year-old black man from Alabama".[9][11][12] She spent more than ten years based in the United States but had little chart success there.[4] Geyer returned to Australia in the mid-1990s and her career has continued into the 21st century with her 2003 album, Tenderland, which peaked at #11 on the ARIA albums charts.[13]

Rock historian Ian McFarlane described her as having a "rich, soulful, passionate and husky vocal delivery".[4] Geyer's iconic status in the Australian music industry was recognised when she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on 14 July 2005, alongside The Easybeats, Hunters & Collectors, Smoky Dawson, Split Enz and Normie Rowe.[14][15][16] Geyer and fellow 1970s singer, Marcia Hines, are the subjects of Australian academic, Jon Stratton's 2008 Cultural Studies article, "A Jew Singing Like a Black Woman in Australia: Race, Renée Geyer, and Marcia Hines".[12]

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