'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 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, out on None More Records, was launched Nov 23 with a UK 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.
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, Koko and Jamboree Jazz and has performed worldwide at venues in India, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and elsewhere. He is busy performing and recording with projects and bands 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.
Ronan studied at the Royal Academy of Music and now lives 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 he teaches saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, music theory and composition.