Terry Ronald

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Terry Ronald
Birth name Terry Maxwell Ronald
Origin South London, England
Occupation(s) Author, writer, producer, songwriter
Years active 1987–present
Labels MCA (1987–1992)
Website TerryRonald.com

Terry Maxwell Ronald is an English author, singer, songwriter, and music producer.

Biography[edit]

Born in South London, Ronald was a founder member and lead singer with the pop band Gun Shy,[1] who released one single "Just To Be Your Secret",[2] which was Peter Powell's record of the week on Radio One. In the early 1990s, Ronald released solo album "Roma" on MCA Records,[3][4] from which four singles were released.

Ronald developed his career as a melody writer and lyricist, usually working with another writer. His musical work includes songwriting, production and vocal arranging for Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Wanted, Westlife, The Saturdays, Lulu, Sheena Easton, Kim Wilde, Atomic Kitten, Geri Halliwell, Elouise and French pop starlet Lorie.[1][4] In 2007, he appeared as a guest judge on the Judges' Homes section of The X Factor, alongside Dannii Minogue.[5]

Ronald has worked on the creative team of several West End theatre productions, including Rent Remixed, which starred Denise Van Outen, Siobhan Donaghy and Luke Evans,[6] and The Hurly Burly Show.[1] In 2013 Ronald co-wrote the musical one-woman play Some Girl I Used To Know with Denise Van Outen.[7]

In 2010 he wrote his first novel Becoming Nancy,[4] published in April 2011 by Transworld and described by Suzy Feay in The Independent as "a deliciously camp rites of passage novel".[8][9] The book was shortlisted for the 2012 Polari First Book Prize, and in January 2014 it was announced that Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell had bought the rights to the musical stage version of the book.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Ronald lives in South London with his civil partner, Mark.[4]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Year Chart statistics Singles
1990
  • Studio Sessions
  • Studio sessions featuring tracks from Roma
  • Released: 1990
  • Contains live studio recordings from Roma and two cover songs
1991
  • Roma
  • Studio album
  • Released: 1991

Solo singles[edit]

Year Chart statistics Singles
1990
  • "Calm The Rage" (Ronald/Lowis)
  • "The Longest Time (Live)" (Ronald/Hallawell)
1991
  • "Chains of Love" (Ronald/Lowis)
  • "Slaves" (Ronald/Connelly)
  • "For What It's Worth" Featuring Linda Lewis" (S Stills)
1991
  • "One More Dollar" (Ronald/Lowis/Donovan/Perrin)
  • "No More" (Ronald/Hallawell)
  • "One More Dollar (Acoustic)"
1991
  • "What the Child Needs" (Ronald/Hallawell)
  • "What the Child Needs" Soul City Love Theme
  • "What the Child Needs" Acoustic Soul Version
  • "Slaves" (Ronald/Connelly)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alasdair Spiv (16 March 2011). "Interview: Terry Ronald". So So Gay. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gun Shy - Just To Be Your Secret (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Terry Ronald - Roma (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Author: Terry Ronald". Random House. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "» Biography Terry Ronald". Terryronald.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Rent Remixed - from www.classicalsource.com". Classicalsource.com. 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  7. ^ "Denise Van Outen tours one-woman show next year - Theatre News - 16 Oct 2013". Whatsonstage.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  8. ^ Suzi Feay (2012-11-25). "Max Wallis: 'And the award for savage wit goes to ...' - Features - Books". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  9. ^ "What Shall I Read? » Dannii dazzles at best friend Terry Ronald’s launch party". Between-the-lines.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  10. ^ "Jerry Mitchell to Adapt Terry Ronald's BECOMING NANCY to Stage Musical". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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