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Originally from a small town in Cornwall, Ronan had some great music teachers from a young age. With their encouragement he gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with a 1st class in 2015.

 

Based in London, recent highlights include leading his own bands at Ronnie Scott's, the London Jazz Festival and Greenwich Jazz Festival, as well as appearing as a sideman at the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Olympic Stadium, the Eden Project, the Tate Modern, Birmingham Jazz Festival, the Southbank Centre, Notting Hill Carnival, Brecon Jazz Festival, the Vortex and the 606 with many different artists. In 2019 his band Twospeak toured their new release around the UK with support from Arts Council England. 

 

Ronan has played on BBC radio three performing with Twospeak, the Patchwork Jazz Orchestra and Alex Mendham's Orchestra, and has appeared on Soho Radio, Brighton Jazz Safari, Colectivo Futuro, London Jazz Radio, Music is my Sanctuary, Twistedsoul and other stations. He has also traveled with various bands to India, France, Italy, Ireland and elsewhere.  

As a composer, he writes and arranges for TwoSpeak, co-wrote, arranged and conducted the music for the film 'Matchbox', co-wrote, arranged and conducted the music for the 'Secret Studios' escape room in central London, co-wrote and performed the music for the play 'Family Way' and composed the piece 'London Town' for children's choir and percussion. 

Ronan currently teaches woodwinds and piano for Merton Music Foundation and has an LRAM diploma in teaching.