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René Shuman
René Shuman
René Shuman
Background information
Born (1967-12-05) 5 December 1967 (age 56)
Geleen, Limburg, Netherlands
Genres Rock and roll, country
  • Singer
  • guitarist
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active1986–present
( m. 2009)

René Shuman (born 5 December 1967) is a Dutch singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer.

Shuman gained national fame through his performance in Henny Huisman's Soundmixshow. [1] He came in second with Elvis Presley's repertoire, a rendition of the songs " Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and " Don't Be Cruel". [2] He performed several times with the original band members of Elvis Presley, both in group form and individually. He was on stage with the Jordanaires (Presley's original vocal group), the TCB Band, drummer DJ Fontana, Cherrill Nielsen, Charly Hodge and guitarist Scotty Moore. In 1999, Shuman presented Scotty Moore with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Amsterdam.

Shuman has been nicknamed the "Dutch Elvis". [3] Despite the fact that the Dutch public often associates Shuman with the music of Elvis Presley, it took until 2003 before he released a cover of 'the King' together with singer Angel-Eye. His repertoire until then was mostly self-produced.

Shuman included " Rhythm of My Heart", a song written by Marc Jordan and John Capek, on his 1986 debut album, René Shuman. In 1991, British singer Rod Stewart recorded the song for his album Vagabond Heart. Stewart's version reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and No. 1 on the Canadian and Irish charts.

He married his partner Angel-Eye in February 2009. [4]


  1. ^ "Hithappen en het muziekjaar 1988" (in Dutch). L1. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  2. ^ Tiems, Job (22 March 2019). "Henny Huisman komt met Soundmixshow naar Limburg". 1limburg. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  3. ^ Groenendijk, Marjolein. "Extra show ter ere van Elvis" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 10 June 2022.
  4. ^ "René Shuman geeft jawoord op Hawaï" (in Dutch). Het Parool. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2022.