Lenny Rennalls

Juned (L to R: Leslie, Lenny, Claudia, Dale)

Juned (L to R: Leslie, Lenny, Claudia, Dale)

Lenny Rennals joined Juned as their drummer and backup vocalist in 1993, with Claudia Groom & Dale Balenseifen playing dual vocals & guitar, and  Leslie Hardy on bass. She had left the army where she had trained as a medic, and decided to move to Seattle in 1991 because of the blossoming music scene, or as she put it “because I wanted to see all the SubPop bands live.” Juned released a 7″, two full-length albums on Sub Pop subsidiary Up Records, contributed to compilations, and toured extensively (including a national tour opening for Dinosaur Jr) before breaking up in 1997.  

A couple years after Juned broke up, Lenny joined the band The Heroic Trio with Jo Claxton (Welcome, Universe People). They collaborated with a few different bass players including Dan Beloit (The Valley),  Martin Bernier (Some Velvet Sidewalk), and  Kellie Payne (Universe People). The Heroic Trio put out a cd and a 7″ ep on La Push Records. “When I got  pregnant with my daughter and could barely fit behind the drums is when I decided to quit the band,” recalls Lenny. A few years later, after earning her Masters of Social Work degree and adding a son to the family, she played for a short time in the band West Nelson Siding with Larry Biely (Biography of Ferns), Mike Hudson (Aveo) and Tracey Grady. Lenny’s focus has shifted to being a mom.  Although she doesn’t play much music right now, she  hopes to find the time soon. Lenny lives in Ballard, Seattle with her husband Scott and her two kids.

Juned – From their Debut LP

Discography

Band Title Released
Juned So White 7″ 1994
Juned Juned 1994
Juned Possum 7″ 1994
Juned Every Night for You 1996
Juned Various Artists: Grace of My Heart Soundtrack 1996
The Heroic Trio The Heroic Trio 2000
The Heroic Trio Goodship Cat’s Meow 7″ 2001

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