It must have been about 1974 when, one evening, Dad brought home an Hitachi tape player-recorder and microphone. I was just 4-years-old. My brother, sister and I were entranced when we later heard our voices on a playback tape. That's when the bug first bit me. And also a fascinating little tape, with a compilation of tunes including Apache by The Shadows, Del Shannon's Runaway, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates' Shakin' All Over, The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations and Terry Jacks' Seasons in the Sun. Fast forward to the Beatles' Red and Blue albums which so captivated me. I learned to play keyboards in my teens, just basic chords. Then I picked up the guitar. I've developed songs to express my thoughts and emotions, more abstract than narrative, even though there's a story inside there. I worked in Local Government for 10 years after I left school at 16. Then, one day I just left and ended up in Dingle, County Kerry, in the middle of winter, 1997/98, where music became a much bigger part of my life. I returned to Britain and read Politics and European Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. From there I pursued a career in journalism and I worked for the Southport Visiter and Flintshire Chronicle. Such valuable experiences, memories...and, yes, songwriting material. I started performing at open mic nights back in 2002. Soon after, I began recording songs at my friend Wyn Rimmer's home studio in Ruthin. Some of these tunes are on my MySpace page. After seven years of journalism I left and went traveling in South America during 2010. Coleg Harlech's Music Technology course brought me to the beautiful west coast of Wales in 2011/12 where, as a residential student, I recorded a demo album of 17 songs. Some of these have been played on the BBC Radio Wales Adam Walton Show. In the summer of 2013 I recorded a live session for the Ruthin-based online station Radio Clwyd. I continue to perform at local open mic nights, small festivals and parties, and I've recently recorded a second demo album at Tpot Studio in Scotland. All 12 songs are included here on my SoundCloud profile.

Ronnie Parry   Ronnie Parry, Ruthin, North Wales, Britain (UK)

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