"In an age where most of us are formed out of some plastic version of what we dream to be, once in awhile someone comes along and offers us a song or lyric. These things tie us back together and give us another day living in the real world.
This real world BlissBliss inhabits is not filled with easy answers or maudlin emotion. Nor does it offer cliché after musical cliché. It takes a bit of pause to catch the musical breadth of Renee and Lang as they allow us into their eclectic world and musical menagerie.
Their music is an homage to what is the best in R & B, jazz and pop, blues and rock. This entire bag of tricks has emerged into somethingtruly Bliss/full."
David Bunker (Former A&R/Exec REX Records)
So Where Are These Guys From?
Renee moved to Nashville to sing background with a number of artists in the then, flourishing Contemporary Christian Music scene. After having sung with the likes of Russ Taff, David Meece, and Michael W Smith, she became one of "These Three", the background vocalists for Amy Grant during the biggest years and tours of Amy's career.
Renee has sung with artists and for producers across the board from the late Rich Mullins to country legend Alex Harvey and legendary producer Patrick Leonard (Madonna, Duncan Sheik, Natalie Imbruglia).
Lang moved to Nashville from California and quickly moved into touring, live dates and studio work as a drummer with artists such as Margaret Becker, Michael W Smith, celtic rockers Ceili Rain, former Judds' producer and recording artist Don Potter and up and coming country stars, The Henningsens.
Lang and Renee scored a #1 hit with their first single, Fight For Peace and have toured both here in the US and overseas. Influences on their music range from Sting and Steely Dan to Joni Mitchell and John Mayer. One fan said about BlissBliss, "their music is an elixir of pop, groove and jazz where elegance reigns supreme!"
Friends Get Married and Become Bandmates
They met through a mutual friend named Jonesy. Lang had come to town through a job with Federal Express and they started dating about a month after he arrived. A year and a couple of months after that, they were married and so the best friends and fellow musicians began a partnership of love and music careers. Renee was approached by Amy's managers to sign a record deal and move out of the shadows of background vocalist and into the spotlight of headlining recording artist. Lang was busy playing drums on the road with a bevy of artists but they both saw the handwriting on the wall; the time apart as husband and wife wasn't the only thing they wanted to change; they began to talk about the dream of doing music together.
And Where Are They Headed Now?
To produce their most recent project, BlissBliss went into the studio with stellar musicians, friends, and family including Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, DC Talk, Jennifer Knapp, Supertones) Tim Gaines (former bassist for Stryper), Zane Bliss (BlissBliss, Juke House Saints) and Tim Pascoal (Jeff Lorber, Russell Ferrante, Eric Marienthal, Dave Weckl)
Irene Kelly later, added background vocals along with Lang & Renee. The EP released in October of 2018 with promotion by EMPKT PR in NYC. It included a total of 5 accompanying videos and received rave reviews from All About Pop Music.com, LA Music Critic.com, Skope Magazine.com and others.
Through an old friend, Lionel Vargas, they were introduced to world class remixers and had their song, Unshakable, remixed and promoted around the world in 2016. It charted as high #6 on DJ charts right in between the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna.
No Apology was the second single to be remixed and was promoted to the Billboard dance chart releasing October 10, 2017. The remixers included Bimbo Jones (with 90 #1 Billboard dance remixes and a Grammy winning producer), Dirty Disco (currently 5 Remixes on the Billboard dance chart and a Breakout), British House Remixer Darren Deluca, GSP, San Fran Disko and host of other extremely successful remixers.
The 3rd set of remixes for their song "I'm Coming Through" will drop on March 8th, 2019 with work by multiple Grammy winning DJs.
Renee and Lang go back into the studio in March of 2019 to do 5 more original songs for release in early summer. They'll also be doing 2 more videos in April.. 2019 will be a breakout year for BlissBliss!
The partnership they started years ago, involved signing a record deal with REX Records, but more importantly starting a family. Their oldest son, Zane Bliss is a professional bass player playing with BlissBliss as well as other artists in the Nashville area. Niles Bliss graduated from high school and is planning for a career in animation and game/storyline development.