Renaissance Boys are Leo Baccelli and Paul Rogers, both with years of songwriting and technical expertise between them.
Members of Renaissance Boys worked at the Stork Club in London during the 80s, as part of the resident band, accompanying a variety of cabaret artists.
Some time later, members of Renaissance Boys toured the USA with Simon Townshend, making their recording debut on Simon’s ‘Moving Target’ album, which was recorded at the Hit Factory in New York. Members of Renaissance Boys also supported Duran Duran and The Pretenders whilst on the same tour.
Whilst in regular demand as session musicians for a variety of bands in the northeast, recently Renaissance Boys have recorded their very first album of original songs, Talking Miracles. You’ll hear a wide variety of influences that range from blues & soul through folk, country and rock, proving Renaissance Boys’ diversity.
During the 70s he worked as a writer and artist in a theatre in education team touring a number of venues in the north of England.
As well as being a singer/songwriter, Leo is also a poet, short story writer and novelist. His prose and poetry can be found in Tabla (editor Pauline Stainer), Northern Short Stories Vol 6 (editor A L Kennedy & David Dabydeen), Fish Prize Anthology (editor Antonia Logue), Proof, South West Anthology (editor Peter Redgrove & Penelope Shuttle), and more.
For a short period in the early 80s he worked with the resident band at the Stork Club in London, accompanying a variety of cabaret artists.
Later during the 80s, Paul toured the USA as Simon Townshend’s keyboard player, making his recording debut on Simon’s Moving Target album.