Singer-songwriter Renske Taminiau took control of her career fromthe very beginning. She studied at the Newcastle School of Musicfor the simple reason that pop star Sting had founded this academy.Taminiau composes, produces and also makes the arrangements for herown CDs. 'I stick my nose into everything,' is her slogan. This hasalready resulted in the wonderful debut album Waiting to be Told.Her music is a combination of pop and jazz, with a whiff of folk.She refers to the work of American singer Lizz Wright as a sourceof inspiration. Taminiau is also part of the jazz-funk formationWicked Jazz Sounds, which recently made its debut with an albumrelease. Moreover, she sings backing vocals for Dutch theatricalstars Mathilde Santing and Brigitte Kaandorp. And to make it alleven more exciting… she is a gifted painter, too.