Renegade Groove is the ultimate band for your party, wedding, function,
pub, acoustic duo or trio for a relaxed get away at your cafe.
excellence from high calibre musicians, they give a memorable, energy
filled performance, adding their own flavour to popular songs.
Groove formed early 2018, since then they have secured residencies
across venues on the coastal area of Queensland.
for a large range of styles ranging from pop, funk to rock with the
occasional twist of fusion.
Groove is the band to make your night out memorable and special event
a highlight! Accommodating with the tastes of the crowd giving them a
relaxed and chilled vibe, or an energetic full band performance to get
the audience on the dance floor!
Foenander // Vocals
Rick Foenander has extensive experience singing professionally throughout
Queensland for 20+ years.
been the voice in a number of bands such as Second Gear, Mr Perkins,
with high demand fill ins for many other bands such as Sarenda, Wasabi,
Bootleg Flyers, Velvet Kiss and Backroom Vegas just to name a few.
a love for music, also is musically multi talented, plays guitar,
drums and keyboard.
functions, parties and pubs Rick is engaging from an acoustic duo
to full rock band performance, getting the audience up on the dance
floor and singing along.
A few of
Rick's favorite highlights would be playing at Indy 2008/2009/2010
and opening up Suncorp stadium match for the Brisbane Broncos in 2017.
Clarke // Drums
Leigh Clarke has been fortunate enough to have had the experience
in being able to play in various bands as well as teach for the past
12 years at schools and music
shops, such as Music Cavern, Music Makers, Grunt Machine, Trinity
College, St Josephs and Emmaus College.
recent times, Leigh has been teaching at St Teresas
Catholic College and Shake It Up Music Nambour.
At the age of 13, I was accepted into the Young Conservatorium
and by the age of 16, was asked to start teaching at Music Cavern.
In 2001 he enjoyed helping judge the Queensland Rock Awards and in
2004 I was endorsed by Premier & Sabian Cymbals.
Leigh has also recorded CDs for various artist with music styles
ranging from Country, Christian, Pop Rock to progressive metal.
In 2015, Leigh played at Suncorp Stadium in front of a crowd of 22,000
as the pregame entertainment for a Broncos home game.
My father Kyle Doolan, who played for Rick Price, Greg Doolan and
Wickety Wak 07 Reunion Tour zhad an instrumental role in teaching
me how to play, as well as
heavily influencing my style and technique.
Leigh then received lessons from Michael Thompson who played for Emmanual
Brothers & is one of the top session drummers in Queensland.
Leigh then sought out
lessons from world renowned solo drum artist Grant Collins.
After touring nationally we released a CD and video clip called Rain.
This gained national airplay on Triple J as well as a bunch of other
radio stations. Our highlight gigs were Livid Festival & Adelaide
Kill TV gained national news coverage for its political views which
saw our website gain the most hits in a week. The single War
Machine gained national play on radio stations around Australia.
Highlight gigs were Taste of Kaos Brisbane Entertainment
Centre & Life in Logan Campaign Logan Entertainment
Turtle Heads was thrown together to enter the Queensland Rock
Awards 2 weeks prior & made the Top 5 in the year that Butterfly
Effect won. It also came 2nd at the Gold Coast Rock Awards
two years running.
The band solely concentrated on cover gigs & corporate gigs around
Brisbane & interstate with 2 to 3 gigs a week.
CDs that Leigh has recorded on in the past few years which can be
found on iTunes are listed as follows:
Bow - Ray Kostiainen.
Haak Austin - Heathen Heart
Casey Fogg -Bleeding Hearts (Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 12 & 13
Leigh Clarke is dividing his time teaching drum lessons through Shake
It Up Music and focusing on Renegade Groove.
Kostiainen // Guitars + BK Vocals
Ray Kostiainen is a professional musician & teacher with 20
years experience. He has earned credibility as a sort after musician,
teacher and session recording musician.
Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Tony Macalpine,
Eric Johnson, Frank Gambale, Alex Hutchings, Ron Jarzombek, Larry
Carlton, Brett Garsed, Pat Metheny, Tommy Emmanuel, Al Di Meola,
John McLaughlin, Paco Delucia, Wes Montgomery, Shawn Lane, John
Scofiel, Lee Ritenour...
Victor Wooten, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheenan, Les Claypool, Jaco Pastorius,
Mark King, Bunny Brunel, Tom Kennedy, John Myung, Tony Levin...
Rays credits include artists/producers such as:
Dan Weekes (producer/musician), Cornel Florea (producer), PRO-MA
SYSTEMS convention sound tracks, Matthew Williamson (artist), Spinning
Silver (band), Liberty Christian Church album.
Mr Perkins, Backroom Vegas, Haak Austin with The Salt Lick Troubadours,
Erica Bronwyn, Midnight Groove, Ray Kostiainen Solo Band Project,
Chris Timms, Artisan Kin, Open Arms Project, Spinning Silver, 306
and Youth Alive.
Since 2010 Ray has run his own music production studio - ROK-Music.
Ray has produced albums/artists such as:
Open Arms Project (EP album 2011), Dunamis Kids Church Album Kids
Advancing (Full album 2008), Each Revolving Door (EP album
2004) as well as his own solo instrumental CD's.
- Solo instrumental CD titled "Bow". 2013
- Self titled solo instrumental CD. (Guitar, bass, keyboards, drum
programming and compositions). 2001
Ray has been teaching guitar and bass through various music stores,
colleges and private tuition.
teaching from ROK-Music private studio in Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast,
Emmaus (Jimboomba) 2006 to 2015,
Music Cavern (Beenleigh),
Flagstone State Community College,
Westside Christian College (Goodna),
Southside Christian College (Salisbury),
Windaroo Valley State High School,
Hills International College (Jimboomba),
Liberty Ministry College (City Church Logan),
Music Makers 1999 to 2005 (Beenleigh).