Major Hoople's Boarding House Band

Rena Gaile

Rena GaileRena is thrilled to rejoin Major Hoople’s Boarding House!

An honours grad of Humber’s Music Program (1981), Rena joined Major Hooples Boarding House on vocals and keys, playing sold-out performances and concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, and performing before record crowds throughout Southwestern Ontario.

She then went on to record several successful singles on her own.  Rena’s name became familiar to country radio programmers in the 90’s with a string of singles, including  “I Don’t Love You Anymore” ,“It’s Always Love” , “Daddy’s school”.

Massive airplay garnered Rena a nomination for ‘Outstanding New Artist’ at the Big Country Awards. These were followed by the highly-acclaimed debut album “Out On a Limb”. Media loved the fresh “new country’ sound, calling it “One of the best independent country releases in ages” (The Record). Greg Shannon of Today’s Country (Craven A) called it  “A Benchmark” and Steve Glassman of the popular Country Beat TV Show (CBC) called Rena “A brilliant singer”.

The next single “All She Wants” quickly became Rena’s signature song with the video in heavy rotation on NCN (CMT) for over twelve weeks, garnering the 1996 nomination for “Outstanding New Artist” and the 1997 nomination for “Female Artist of the year.” In 2001, Rena’s performance of her original song “Just As I Am” was awarded Southern Gospel Song of the year.

Throughout this entire time, the Rena Gaile Cover Band also played for thousands at Toronto’s Top Society Functions, with world-renowned Maestro Guido Bass and with her own band, as well as performing in night clubs throughout Ontario and Quebec. She was also called frequently by Toronto Studios to sing commercials and back-up vocals for recording artists.

For the last 4 years Rena has been the favourite singer with the George Lake Big Band, entertaining at Toronto’s Top Society Functions and wowing crowds with regular appearances at the Seven44 Dinner Club in Toronto. Rena has also been singing with well-known Blues Legend, Toronto’s own Blue-Eyes Prince of Soul…George Oliver.

Rena has been a singer, songwriter, vocal coach and worship leader, using her gifts and experience to help others throughout her entire career, and continues to coach young artists in her home studio.