Tommy Renfro is a mixture of pop, rock, and soul. Born in the heartland of America his humble roots show through his positive message of peace, hope, and love; yet his continued international radio momentum has allowed him to perform with mega stars such as TobyMac, The City Harmonic, and Jamie Grace in 2012. TobyMac described Tommy's voice as an "edgy soulful representation of worship." No matter what the venue, the energy, message, and goal is always the same: To see people lifted up and witness lives changed.
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
It's a high-energy explosion of rockin' guitar solos blended with mellow tones of humility
It might appear clich, but the only true constant is change. A real artist never changes their passion, but constantly evolves their craft. Each step in their progression towards success is another path towards perfection. Even still, a real artist understands that perfection is an enigma that can be felt but cannot be touched. It is that drive for success and pliability towards perfection that has taken small-town Ohio's Tommy Renfro from the cornfields to the bright lights of Music City.
An accomplished songwriter, Renfro began putting together his first full-length album in May of 2010. After building relationships with industry pros across the Midwest and Southeast it was time to begin production. Fellow artist and personal friend Jimmy Dooley (Cincinnati, OH) got the call to spearhead the production team for this hip new sound that combines the hooks of country stars like Keith Urban with the likes of contemporary artist such as Mercy Me.
Dooley pulled in his friend Adam Kohout at AK Studios in Richmond, VA to work on keyboard production and hit a homerun with Grammy award winning (Jason Crabb, 2009) musician Jeremy Medkiff (Nashville, TN) on guitars and bass. This star-studded cast built a sound that was tailored around Renfro’s passions: Music, faith, hope, and love.
The industry buzz created by this fresh new sound enticed the music world to start knocking on the door. The knock that changed Renfro’s music career came from Nashville, TN based label Mission House Music. In January of 2011 a partnership was reached with MHM’s radio company Air 9 Promotions; which distributed his debut single “The Light”. After positive feedback from this release, MHM decided to take Renfro in as an off-roster artist to produce a new single centered on the suggestions from radio stations and fans across the country.
MHM Senior Vice-President, Alan Farris directed Tommy to work with a production group in Nashville known as The Zods. This team included former members of Contemporary mega-group Sonic Flood. After a few months of production at Zodlounge Studios in Nashville, TN, the team at Air 9 Promotions distributed Tommy’s sophomore single “Show and Tell”. This new single gave Renfro his first points on the Billboard charts and birthed the signing of Tommy to LifeStage Records in December of 2011.
In June of 2012 another cut, "This Little Light", was released on Air 9 Promotions by MHM and LifeStage Records follwed by the new EP Show and Tell in August of 2012. The new-found success of Tommy's radio fan base has fueled an upcoming tour date with Christian mega star Toby Mac and an anticipated 2013 Christian Festival Tour.
Additional Booking Notes
Rider is available during booking negotiations
Fro Your Hands in The Air
Carry You On
This Little Light
Til They Ask Why
I Won’t Let Go
He Loves Us
Lift Up The Name of Jesus
I Want To Go
Show and Tell
Where You’ve Been
Old Kentucky Home
I Can Only Imagine
How Great is Our God/How Great Thou Art
Giving It To God
|Shane Dulemba||Lead Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
TobyMac, Matthew West, Casting Crowns, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Hootie and The Blowfish, David Crowder, Brandon Heath, Dream Theater, Skillet, Red, Rascal Flatts
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