Ronan takes the Ice Bucket Challenge
You may have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge? Our man is a star. Ice BUCKET? Not large enough, it's got to be a wheelie bin. Watch Ronan's video on his Instagram account - and also check out his first attempt, which... failed miserably :°)
Storm has done the challenge too and posted her video - featuring a grinning Ronan clearly enjoying pouring the ice over her head!
The Ice Bucket Challenge is about raising awareness of, and funds for, ALS - or MND, as it is called elsewhere. If you feel that Ronan's video clip is worth a donation, why not donate online to one of the following charities...
MND Association (UK) - or donate by text: Text ICED55 followed by an amount (such as £5) to 70070
Marie Keating Foundation Golf Day 2014
The annual Marie Keating Foundation golf day took place on July 24th this year in order to raise funds for cancer prevention and education. Ronan shared some very exciting updates in his press interviews he did on the day! You will be pleased to hear he's still aiming to release his next album around March/April 2015, and has been discussing songs with Gregg Alexander. Hopefully, more movies will happen in 2015 too, although this depends heavily on financing.
Preorder the official 2015 wall calendar
There's some previews available of the official 2015 wall calendar and we already know it's going to be a hot year! The July photo alone is an absolute dream come true and should be up all year.
You can preorder on Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Fishpond Australia - or straight from Danilo, the publisher, although that's slightly more expensive at the moment. They've got a few more pictures up on the product page as well, so head over to have a look.
The release date at the moment is August 31st but please bear in mind that it is usually postponed, so orders might not be shipped until autumn.
Make a 'Goddess' screening in the UK happen near you!
Thank you for your help :) And don't forget you can preorder the DVD on Amazon UK, due out August 25th.
Ronan snatches lead role in "Once - The Musical"
Some very interesting news this morning..... Ronan is going to play Guy in Once - The Musical in London from Nov 17th, 2014 until March 21st, 2015 (except for Jan 20th and 24th!). If, like us, you're not familiar with the story, there is a summary on Wikipedia. It will involve Ronan playing the guitar while singing, so it definitely gets the thumbs up from us :) Tickets for all shows are on sale already!
Buy the Postman Pat movie soundtrack now
Make sure you go to see the movie too...In cinemas across the UK and Ireland now!
Media coverage of the Dublin screening of 'Goddess'
The Goddess screening on the last weekend of this year's Dublin Film Festival received a lot of positive reaction, both from the audience and in the media. Although the movie was shown at a relatively small screen, there's been quite a buzz about it online.
At the Q&A session afterwards, Ronan revealed some first details on his next movie project, The Riders (based on a Tim Winton novel), in which he joins the cast of Luke Hemsworth and Mark Strong, for which filming is about to begin. Stones In His Pockets apparently has been moved back to next year.
Here's some of the articles, photos and videos from the screening....
Photos on the festival's website
Photos on Contactmusic
Photos on Newscom
RSVP Magazine article
Reveal Magazine article
Daily Mail article
Irish Post article
RTE Ten News article
Irish Independent news article
Video on Youtube - Jump to 03:40 mins
Thanks too everyone who found links and shared them on Twitter.
Ronan lends singing voice to Postman Pat in new movie
Postman Pat: The Movie hits UK cinemas on May 23rd and the story includes Pat taking part in a singing competition... Yes you've guessed it, the singing voice has been done by Ronan. Whatever you think of the movie itself, Ronan sounds rather beautiful. You can watch the official trailer on Youtube.
Photos and videos from 'Ladies Night' in Stockholm
Another great performance the other weekend, and here's proof....
Photos by Per Jahnke
Photos and videos from 'Ladies Night' in Malmö
Ronan lifted the roof at Malmö Arena last Friday when he performed If Tomorrow Never Comes, When You Say Nothing At All, and Rollercoaster during Ladies Night. Here's a few videos and photos:
Video of Ronan's performance
Video of Ronan performing with the Swedish artists (Jump to 02:15)
Article and photos on the Malmö Time website
Short interview with a meet & greet winner on the Aftonbladet website
You've still got the chance to catch Ronan in Stockholm on November 23rd!
WHO Magazine Sexiest People 2013
Ronan and the other X Factor judges are on the cover of WHO Magazine Australia's Sexiest People edition this year... If you're anything like us, this photo will make your heart jump!
*Update: Here's a couple of online articles containing fabulous photos and a video:
Make sure you grab a copy of the magazine if you can - it's the Nov 25 issue.
Ronan modelling the 2013/14 Energetix jewellery range
Ronan has been chosen by Energetix Bingen as the male model for their 2013/2014 range. You can browse the new online catalogue containing some very nice photos of him... and make sure you watch the 'Making Of' video that was filmed at the photoshoot in Ireland in June for some gorgeous footage!
We'd like to thank Tino for his collaboration and for providing us with updates. Check out his online shop in case you fancy any of the items in the catalogue.
Order 'Goddess' on DVD or Blu-Ray now!
Goddess is available on DVD and Blu-Ray in Australia now - You can order it from Fishpond Australia (DVD/Blu-Ray), Fishpond International (DVD/Blu-Ray), Sanity (DVD/Blu-Ray), Chaos (DVD/Blu-Ray) or Big W (DVD plus soundtrack CD/DVD/Blu-Ray).
Please note that these are all Australian stores, so be aware of region codes! The DVD is Region 4, which will play in Australia, New Zealand and other Region 4 countries, as well as on compatible players elsewhere. Some laptop drives seem to ignore region codes. The Blu-Ray is Region B and will play in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Southwest Asia and Europe.
'Live at the O2' now available on Amazon and iTunes
You can now also buy one of Ronan's Fires Live CD's - the one from London's O2 Arena - in various other online stores, if you haven't purchased it directly from Concert Live yet. Personally I think it's a pity that only the London one seems to be available now, because personally I don't think it is the best one out of the four that were recorded. However, it is definitely worth getting!
iTunes UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand - and most other countries; just search your local iTunes for "Ronan Keating Live 2013"!
An open letter to the Irish Daily Star
Dear Kathryn Rogers,
so you've come up with this journalistic masterpiece for the Irish Daily Star... Basically, you've found two or three reviews of Goddess where the reviewers didn't seem overly impressed with Ronan - although only one of them is actually negative about him (thankfully not the Irish way of negative!).
Buy the 'Goddess' soundtrack online
The Goddess movie soundtrack is now available to download - and not just in Australia! Make sure you check out the two songs that Ronan sings on, Don't Give Up and Frozen Heart.
The album is available on iTunes, or you can also buy the mp3's on Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
Inside Film Magazine Australia, Feb/March 2013
Thanks to Anne for the scans. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
Interview in GQ Magazine Australia, Jan 2013
The current issue of GQ Magazine Australia features a very good, in-depth interview with Ronan. Frances has kindly sent us scans of it - click on the thumbnails for larger versions or download a PDF version.
Official 'Goddess' trailer
Roadshow Films Australia have added the official trailer for Goddess to Youtube. At the moment, there's still only a release date for Australia (this might include NZ), which is March 14th.
Now we've got a job to do - Please follow the link to the Youtube video, hit the 'Thumbs Up' icon and leave a comment! Your feedback is going straight to Roadshow Films, and I will make sure Ealing Metro (international sales agent) see it too. This could be really helpful when it comes to bringing the movie to other countries - the better the response to the trailer, the more likely local distributors are to pay attention to Goddess.
Please leave your comment today and then spread the link via Twitter, Facebook or any other way you can think of!
Interview with Imagine TV Network in Singapore
Ronan did a really good, deep interview with Imagine TV Network during his visit to Singapore last month. Follow the links below to watch it - and whilst you're on Youtube, please do leave comments on the videos and hit the Thumbs Up icon!
In case the first video is not available in your location, try the Firefox add-on Proxtube, or the app iSwifter for Apple devices.
'Wasted Light' promo video now online
The beautiful promo video for Ronan's new single 'Wasted Light' has just been made available. It's very different to any of his previous videos and shows Ronan in a world of pretty little animations. How do you all like it?
If the website tells you the video is not available in your location - It has also been added to Ronan's official German website and that version should work for most of you. If not, try the Firefox add-on 'Proxtube', or an app called iSwifter for Apple devices, to bypass geoblocking.
The FIX video interview 20.09.12
Here's another interview on Ronan's new album Fires and The X Factor, done for The FIX in Australia.
Videos from acoustic session in the Netherlands
Ronan did a short acoustic session in the Netherlands this month, and videos of it have just been made available. Enjoy watching, and please hit the 'Like' button on Youtube and leave comments!
If you liked this performance, make sure you don't miss out on Ronan's tour early next year. Dates for the UK are on sale.