relaxing acoustic singer songwriter from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, harmonica details
Contact DetailsChris Ronald
While there has often been a pressure and desire for a place of security for him and his loved ones, Chris Ronald has always received a lot of encouragement from fans to make his mark in music. This support, along with an innate feeling that his music is meant for more, has made his career feel more like a calling than a pursuit.
Perhaps this is why Chris Ronald has been so patient with the musical process. Since he began composing at age fifteen, he has built an impressive repertoire of memorable and melodic songs, but it was not until seventeen years later that he produced his first full-length album, Pacific Time. Always on a tight budget, it was nonetheless important to Chris that he met the music market with a product equivalent in quality to his natural abilities. After taking a university course specializing in multi-track recording software, Chris seized the opportunity offered by this new technology and independently produced an album that met his high standard. The incredible response from supporters to this first recording clearly showed Chris that he had something unique to offer and that his music was in demand.
When Chris Ronald moved to Canada from his native England in 2002 after spending a year travelling the world with his wife, he had gained a fresh perspective on life. He settled in Vancouver at this time to work with his music and attain a teaching degree. After the extended break, he says he came to realize that his previous career path in sales no longer felt right for him and that he “wanted to do something that gives back to the community.” And these days it seems Chris is always supporting a community of some kind. In addition to being an elementary school teacher and performing shows many nights, he’s also the father of three young children. Yet, despite being so often occupied, Chris has still managed to effectively immerse himself in the BC music scene performing at many fine venues over the years as well as hosting Vancouver’s “Takin' Turns” music circle.
And the music keeps on coming. Now with a full backing band, Chris Ronald's new release, Turning Tides, is an intricately crafted work of art that reflects his maturity as both a songsmith and producer. Enthusiastic fan response, 5 star reviews, and consistent radio airplay are all showing once again that he has hit the mark and the calling is true.
(You can purchase or preview the highly acclaimed Turning Tides album via cdbaby or iTunes)
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