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'He blows life and colour through the instrument' - LondonJazz News

'Intricate rhythms & strong melodies abound' - Music is my Sanctuary​

'Some truly outstanding young musicians including Ronan Perrett ... just watch this lot take off and fly in years to come' - Jazzwise

Originally from the small Cornish town of Bude, UK, Ronan plays the saxophone and keyboards, writes music, leads bands, teaches and performs as a sideman. 

 

His original projects include Twospeak and the Ronan Perrett Trio

 

In 2019 Twospeak toured the UK with support from Arts Council England to promote their first release. Their second album was launched with an online performance in February 2021- 'Exciting to listen to.. Twospeak don't sound like anyone else on the vibrant British jazz scene' - Kind of Jazz. Their third album 'Fictions', out on None More Records, was launched in the autumn of 2023 with a UK wide tour and a release show at the 2023 London Jazz Festival.

 

In October 2021 Twospeak performed at Jazz Juniors festival in Krakow, Poland and were awarded concerts at Ural Terra Jazz Festival in Russia, Nica Jazz and Estella jazz Festivals in Spain. UK performances include the London Jazz Festival, Jazz in the Round, Sofar Sounds, Peggy's Skylight and 91 Living Room. 

 

Twospeak features Ronan's saxophone and compositions, Joseph Costi on keyboards, Mike De Souza on guitar and Ben Brown on drums. 

 

Ronan’s debut trio album, Who Owns the Sky?, features drummer James Maddren and bassist Ferg Ireland. The album was released with a UK tour on the label Fresh Sound New Talent in May 2022 which included performances at Cadogan Hall and Pizza Express Live. The trio's next album is out on Fresh Sound New Talent in March 2024.

 

As a sideman Ronan has played at the Royal Albert Hall, the London Stadium, Ronnie Scott's, Shambala, Total Refreshment Centre, Kendal Calling, the Jazz Cafe, King's Place, Koko and Jamboree Jazz and has performed worldwide at venues in India, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Nepal, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and elsewhere. He is busy performing and recording with projects such as Join the Din, Fresh Sound Ensemble, OK Aurora, Backbeat Soundsystem, Adam Teixeira's Group Field, Naná Y La Esencia, Dizraeli, the Alex Mendham Orchestra, the Duncan Fraser Septet and many others.

 

As a composer Ronan wrote, arranged, orchestrated and conducted music for the film Matchbox, the escape room Secret Studios, the play Family Way and composed a piece for Jack Petchy Foundation.

 

In 2019 he was awarded the Help Musicians Transmission Fund for an eighteen month mentoring programme in composition and improvisation with renowned musicians John Hollenbeck and Chris Speed.

 

Ronan studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He holds an LRAM teaching diploma and a Graduate Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic counselling from Goldsmiths University.

 

Alongside performing, composing, recording and arranging Ronan teaches saxophone, piano, music theory, improvisation and composition. His teaching experience includes designing and delivering courses for organisations such as Britten-Pears Arts and work as visiting faculty at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.

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