Originally from a small town in Cornwall, Ronan is a London based saxophonist, composer, bandleader and sideman.
In 2010 and 2011 he took part in the National Youth Jazz Collective courses and Helen Mayhew (Jazz FM) wrote in Jazzwise "...some truly outstanding young musicians [in the National Youth Jazz Collective Summer School] including Ronan Perrett ... just watch this lot take off and fly in years to come". He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2015 with a First Class Hons degree in Jazz Performance with second study Composition.
In 2019 he toured the UK, supported by Arts Council England, to promote his first release as leader with his band Twospeak. Their second release, Reflector, was launched with an online performance in February 2021 to critical acclaim.. 'Exciting to listen to.. Twospeak don't sound like anyone else on the vibrant British jazz scene' - Matthew Ruddick (Kind of Jazz). In October 2021 they performed at Jazz Juniors festival in Krakow, Poland, and were awarded concerts at jazz festivals in Russia and Spain. Twospeak features Ronan's saxophone and compositions, Joseph Costi on keyboards, Mike De Souza on guitar and Ben Brown on drums.
He has also performed as a bandleader at Ronnie Scott's, the London Jazz festival and Greenwich Jazz festival ('he blows life and colour through the instrument' - London Jazz News).
As a sideman Ronan has played at the Royal Albert Hall, the Vortex and the London Stadium and has performed worldwide at venues in India, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Germany and France among others. He is a busy sideman in projects such as Join the Din, OK Aurora, Adam Teixeira's Group Field, the Alex Mendham Orchestra and many other bands.
In 2019 He was awarded the Help Musicians Transmission Fund for mentoring in composition and improvisation with renowned musicians John Hollenbeck and Chris Speed.
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 with the Jack Petchy Foundation for children’s choir and percussion titled ‘London Town’.
He holds an LRAM teaching diploma teaches saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano lessons on an individual basis, as well as leading composition workshops and youth orchestra rehearsals. He currently teaches as a peripatetic music tutor for Merton Music Foundation.