Ronin (band)

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Ronin
Origin Singapore
Genres Rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Universal
Website http://myspace.com/ronin
Members Sean Cheng, Derryn Wong, Simon Lee, Bang Ong
Past members Levan Wee

Ronin is a rock band based in Singapore. They are infamous[citation needed] for their live performances and being one of the few high profile rock bands around. Before their entry to the mainstream market, the band launched a self-released EP which included 5 songs, and later released an LP which was hugely successful[citation needed]. Their debut album Do or Die has received rave reviews[citation needed] by local press, and is one of the top selling English-language albums in Singapore of all time[citation needed]. In 2006, the band collaborated with local Mediacorp artiste Fiona Xie in a love song duet, entitled "Love Will Shine on Through". The song was recorded to raise funds for a cancer project, with a book and a CD recorded together. One of their songs, "One More Moment", was covered by Singaporean artiste Ho Yeow Sun.

The band enjoyed a number one hit called Black Maria in the Singapore charts, the song Crazy Son reached third.[1] Ronin has also written the theme song and title soundtrack 'Memories' for the film Singapore Dreaming.[2][3]

On 24 June 2007, lead singer Levan Wee performed with the band for the last time, due to a combination of personal issues, as well as differences in musical direction. He is now the lead singer of ASTRONINJA. The band has since returned to the studios to continue work on their 2nd LP.[dated info]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

All 4 members of Ronin were students from Victoria School. The band members have cameo appearances in the movie "Anna & Anna", starring Golden Horse winner Karena Lam. They appear as the backing band of the film's lead actor, Tender Huang.

Previous members[edit]

  • Levan Wee: Vocals (Left in 2007)

Discography[edit]

  • The EP - a 5-song EP which was self-released on January 2004. It was recorded at Snakeweed Studios, produced by Leonard Soosay and Ronin, and mastered at 301 Studios in Sydney.
  • Do or Die - a full length album released on August 2005 and distributed by Universal Music.[1] Recorded at Snakeweed Studios and produced by Leonard Soosay and Ronin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CD Baby - notes on "Do or Die"
  2. ^ www.funkygrad.com - Ronin interview
  3. ^ www.singaporedreaming.com – Fulll credits

External links[edit]