Ronny Munroe

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Ronny Munroe
Born November 22, 1965 (age 49)
Tacoma, Washington
Genres Heavy metal
Thrash metal
Progressive metal
Hard rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Associated acts Metal Church
Presto Ballet
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Website www.ronnymunroe.com

Ronny Munroe is an American heavy metal singer, most noted as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Metal Church from 2004 until the band broke up in 2009. His second tenure with the band lasted from 2012 when the group reunited until 2014, where he left to "pursue other interests".[1] He also had a brief stint as the vocalist for Lillian Axe. He was also the lead singer of progressive rock band Presto Ballet. In October 2011 Munroe joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra,[2] as a vocalist.

Biography[edit]

Munroe was the lead singer for the band Zero Discipline than onto lead vocals for the band Madhouse. Munroe's first position as a vocalist was with the band Moxi. He was the lead vocalist for the Seattle band Paladin from 1986-1988. He was also in FarCry in the early nineties. Munroe was with the Seattle band Rottweiller when he was asked to audition for Kurdt Vanderhoof for a project he was working on. It was during that audition that Kurdt decided to resurrect Metal Church with Munroe as their frontman. Ronny recorded three albums with Metal Church before the band called it quits in 2009. In 2010, Ronny joined up with Kurdt in his progressive rock band Presto Ballet, releasing the Invisible Places album and the follow-up EP Love What You've Done With The Place. In October 2011 Ronny joined the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a vocalist for their Fall/Winter tour.

Ronny Munroe studied voice under David Kyle, who also taught Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Geoff Tate of Queensrÿche, and Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Munroe is best known for his broad vocal range and power and his ability to capture his audiences attention.

Munroe released the Internal Quest EP in 2007 and released his full-length debut The Fire Within[3] on April 20, 2009. Ronny released his third solo album Lords of the Edge on October 11, 2011.[4] Lords of the Edge includes contributions from guitarist Chris Caffery, who also wrote Rock in a Hard Place for the album. Also playing on this record are guitarists Rick Van Zandt, Stu Marshall and Michael Wilton.

In 2014 Munroe released his 3rd solo Cd " Electric Wake "

In September 2015 Munroe along with his Manager/wife J Von Hughes, founded "Munroe's Thunder" and a full length record is in the works. The band members are: Ronny Munroe/Lead Vocals, David Mark Pearce/Musical Director & Guitars, Justin Zych Guitars , Rc Ceijek on bass and Rick Ward on drums.

In 2015, Chris Tristram, formeraly of Jack Russell's Great White replaced RC Ceijek on Bass.

www.munroesthunder.com

Discography[edit]

Founded Munroe's Thunder (2015)

With Metal Church
With Presto Ballet
Solo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vocalist RONNY MUNROE Quits METAL CHURCH; Band Vows To Continue". 
  2. ^ "Trans-Siberian Website". 
  3. ^ Konstantin “Hirax” Chilikin. "Interview with Ronny Munroe". Headbanger.ru. Retrieved July 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ Tina Peek of "The Big Rock Show". "Interview with Ronny Munroe". thebigrockshow.net. Retrieved September 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)