Brought together by a mutual love of all things rock'n'roll, The Ronelles formed in Spring 2004 and have been causing a stir on the Glasgow live scene ever since with their pre Beatles – post Oasis energetic rock n roll.
Wearing their influences proudly on their sleeves, The Ronelles spent most of their childhood days pinching records from their parents' collections. Few bands these days would name-drop Robert Johnson, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry among their biggest influences, and while more might mention The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Jam, few put these influences to as good use as The Ronelles.
Solid tunes and flawless musicianship sets The Ronelles apart from the current influx of rock'n'roll wannabes, and while style is undoubtedly important to the regularly leather-clad and suitably retro-barnetted boys, their stunning tunes and tight live performances prove they are anything but another bunch of bandwagon-jumping trendies.
Not just another rock'n'roll band, The Ronelles are THE rock'n'roll band, the ultimate and the best, with the attitude and the ambition to make sure they won't go unnoticed for long. Lock up your daughters and girlfriends, hide the ale and hold on tight - The Ronelles are coming, and they're not leaving until they've rocked your socks off, broken your heart, turned your world upside down and firmly established themselves as the modern day heroes of rock'n'roll.
The Ronelles reputation has been growing in and around Scotland in the past months. With high profile support slots with the likes of Kings of Leon, The Paddingtons, The Zutons and Scottish legends, The Proclaimers under their belt, the bands portfolio is growing even greater.
Off the back of a blistering Billy Sloan radio session on Glasgows Clyde 1 FM, The Ronelles played to a packed out T Break Stage at this years T in The Park of which received much acclaim from the fans and media. To top off what has been a phenomenal past few months for the band, they played their first headline show at Glasgow's legendary venue, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut to a rowdy sold out capacity crowd.
What's next in store for The Ronelles? After being singed back in May '05 to ex Cosmic Rough Riders front man and current soloist, Daniel Wylie's Neon Tetra Records, the band have recorded their debut album, 'Motel' with producer Greg Kane at Park Lane Studios, Shawlands, Glasgow and it will be out on general release in late October. To coincide with the release of 'Motel', 'Bolt The Doors' will be the bands first UK wide single to be released in late September.