Renato ‘Ren’ Serio was born in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy on October 5, 1946. Serio studied piano, conducting, composition and electronic music. He started his career in the 1960s collaborating with artists such as Shirley Bassey and Nini Rosso. He’s also worked with such artists as B.B. King, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, John Denver, The Manhattan Transfer, Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Lucio Dalla, Gianni Morandi, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Gino Vannelli as a pop & disco arranger.
Renato was the impresario of the Polish singer Anna German. August 27, 1967, in Italy, on the road between Forli and Milan, Renato Serio — fell asleep at the wheel. They got into a serious car accident. At high speed the car of the singer crashed into a concrete fence. Anna was thrown from the car through the windshield. She suffered multiple fractures, internal injuries. A week after the incident, Anna German had not regained consciousness, and Renato received only a fracture of the hand and foot.
Serio composed the music for several musical comedies by Garinei & Giovannini as well as film scores including “Innocence and Desire” (1974) “The Pumaman” (1980), “Hit Man” (1982), “Alone in the Dark” (1982), “The Third Solution” (1988) and “The Invisible Ones” (1988). He also composed the music of the political anthem of Forzia Italia.
Ren was the musical director of the Festival di Sanremo in 2005 and 2006.
SERIO Ren (aka El Macho) (Renato Serio) [10/5/1946, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy - ] – composer, conductor, arranger, musician (piano).
Garden of Venus – 1979