Ronan & Storm launch partnership with Grind Coffee Bar
Grind Coffee Bar in London have announced that Ronan and Storm have partnered with them to launch their own coffee blend. You will soon be able to order the new limited edition coffee on the Grind website, and part of the money will go to selected charities! More details in this second video.
Radio 2 interview with Graham Norton
Ronan joined Graham Norton at BBC Radio 2 to talk all things Once the other day, and mentioned that there might be a cast recording of the Once songs in 2015... so fingers crossed! Catch up on all the gossip on the Radio 2 website and jump to 2:13hrs.
'Once' promo trailer
Here's a short trailer of Ronan and the cast of Once on stage... how good is that? In case you still haven't booked your tickets, we reckon this will make you want to do so! Ticket prices start at £22.
(Oh and a little hint... sometimes, last minute front stalls tickets can be very cheap on the ATG website. No guarantee, but if you don't have far to travel, keep checking!)
2014 Advent Calendar
Our Ronan Advent Calendar is back this year.... containing 24 new/unseen photos and other little surprises for you. Enjoy, and remember to come back every day! :)
Ronan in 'Once the Musical', 15.11.14 - By Janina
So, next Monday was going to be Ronan's first night at 'Once' at London's Phoenix Theatre. There was no way I was going to miss that - but the big moment actually happened sooner than expected!
Early Bird ticket booking offer for 'Once'
Book your tickets to see Ronan in Once six weeks in advance you can benefit from ATG's Upgrade Offer, meaning you pay less for the seat of your choice!
Ticket prices for Fridays and Saturdays are a bit crazy at the moment at £127.50 per person (with no Early Bird option) - we're expecting them to go down again eventually, but cannot promise anything. Before you pay this price, please make sure you are 100% convinced... or wait another while to see if prices change again.
'Once' promo and media coverage
Here's some of the Once promo coverage and media interviews that we've come across! Enjoy.
Article in The Guardian, Nov 2nd 2014
Video from the first promo shoot, July 2014
Irish Sunday Times photoshoot
Check out these absolutely gorgeous photos, which are the result of a shoot by Justin Griffiths-Williams for the Irish Sunday Times 'Culture' supplement the other month.
The interview will be added to our website later this year!
UK magazine interviews Nov 2014 - HELLO and Heat
If you can, make sure you check out the current issues of HELLO! Magazine and Heat Magazine (both dated early November). HELLO! has an interview with Ronan and Storm, whilst Heat features a nice little interview with Ronan to promote Once.
Ronan on Channel 4's 'Stand Up To Cancer'
This emotional little video was shown on Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer recently, a show to promote the national SU2C fundraising campaign. Find out how you can donate and support the campaign on Channel 4's website.
Ronan supports Harvey Norman's 'Sleep Pink' campaign
It's October, and it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month... Check out two nice little interviews that Ronan has done with Harvey Norman recently as part of their Sleep Pink campaign, talking about the Marie Keating Foundation, sleep.... and more.
In Bed with Ronan (ok yes admittedly... this one's our favourite, and can you blame us?)
Postman Pat DVD out now (UK)
Postman Pat: The Movie is available on DVD now and you might want to buy a copy because it features Ronan's singing vocals on two newly recorded songs! You can also just get the soundtrack on CD if you prefer.
'Once' promo photos
We've kindly been given a few promo photos of Ronan preparing for his upcoming role as 'Guy' in Once the Musical! Are you as excited for November as us? You can view the photos in our gallery, or click on the thumbnails below.
(Photos by Hugo Glendinning and used with permission.)
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.
Order 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 order 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.
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
Postman Pat - The Movie is out in the UK this week, and the soundtrack features three Ronan songs - including two new recordings, With You and Signed, Sealed, Delivered!
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.
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"!
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.