Ronnie Herel is a true ambassador of Urban Music so it was no surprise when Radio 1’s sister station BBC 1Xtra, snapped him up as one of their first DJ signings in 2002.
After 10 years at the helm of their specialist roster, equipped with a record of consistently having the most popular specialist slot across the station, Ronnie moved to a pastures new…Mi Soul Radio.
After being head hunted by station MD Gordon Mac (one of the original Kiss FM creators) he knew that would be the perfect new home to support the music that he felt deserved to see the light of day.
The BIG RnB Show was born!!

He has interviewed some of the greats in the world of music from Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Usher, Mary J Blige, Erykah Badu, Mariah Carey, Dizzee Rascal, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, John Legend, Estelle, Alicia Keys to name but a few, along with supporting new talent, giving them the opportunity to receive a greater audience.

He has more than paid his dues in the R&B club scene which date back to 1989 with his first DJ promotion The Kat Club at Bar Rhumba (London). Moving on from this Ronnie established himself further with two impressive London residences Club YoYo and Funk with Trevor Nelson at Sound. He also joined Trevor at the MTV Lick Parties in Ayia Napa and Leeds and on the Radio 1 stage at the Notting Hill Carnival, all this led to Ronnie being voted best club DJ by the readers of ‘Blues & Soul’ magazine in 2000. Ronnie’s success has further been recognised with two MOBO nominations in the categories of ‘Best Radio Show’ and ‘UK Best Club DJ’.

At the moment you can catch Ronnie at his London end of month Friday residency @ The Drunken Monkey and everywhere in the UK also internationally Ayia Napa, Dubai, Switzerland, Jersey, Croatia, Slovenia, Ibiza to Russia, also being a veteran DJ at the legendary ‘Southport Weekenders’.

Within the field of television Ronnie appeared in the BBC’s ‘Babyfathers’ and stretched his skills further to acting with script and first onscreen kiss in ‘Holby City’. He has been interviewed on both BBC Breakfast and Sky News as an opinion former and for his depth of knowledge of urban music. MTV invited Ronnie to be one of a handful of DJs to have a one off five day slot called ‘DJ Takeover’. Showing further his versatility, Ronnie was support for the then new talent Amp Filder at the Jazz Café and ‘The Brand New Heavies on their UK tour at the Jazz Café, as well as supplying the cuts on their 2003 release. On behalf of the BBC Ronnie has brought onto stage artists like John Legend & Lemar to perform at their Maida Vale studios.

Not content with just playing the music, Ronnie’s skills include production and remixing, with his first ever record in 1989 ‘It’s Too Late’ with group Quartz hitting the UK national chart at number 8.
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