DJ RONNIE HEREL
Ronnie Herel is a true ambassador of Urban Music with over a decade of airtime at the BBC. Ronnie was one of 1 Xtra’s first DJ signings, formerly presenting their specialist slot ‘The BBC Radio 1Xtra R&B Show and The BBC Radio 1Xtra Showcase on BBC Radio 1. Ronnie was the most listened to DJ via the 1Xtra website, a regular champion of new talent and a talent scout for The Voice UK.
As a broadcaster, Ronnie Herel has interviewed some of the greats in the world of music from Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Mariah Carey, Erykah Badu, Dizzee Rascal, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Estelle, Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Lemar to name but a few, with one of the highlights of his career to date, interviewing the legendary Stevie Wonder…Twice!
Ronnie Herel has more than paid his dues in the club scene, dating back to 1989 with his first DJ promotion The Kat Club at Bar Rhumba and a further two impressive London residences “Club YoYo” and “Funk” @ Sound, during which time he was voted best club DJ by the readers of ‘Blues & Soul’ magazine. Ronnie’s first ever record, released in 1989 was a cover of the Carole King classic, ‘Its Too Late’ featuring Dina Carroll and his success has been recognized with two MOBO nominations in the categories of ‘Best Radio Show’ and ‘UK Best Club DJ’.
Ronnie Herel has longstanding residencies all over the world, including Southport Weekender, Suncebeat and is a key player at Gordon Mac’s brainchild, MiSoul Radio. His forthcoming album for DJ Spen’s Quantize label, follows a recent debuting, Neo Soul compilation for BBE Records.
Ronnie Herel’s own current club night Funky Dory (www.funkydorlove.co.uk) has seen him make big waves in the London club circuit once more with digital virtual sessions and mini festivals keeping the momentum going during lockdown and bringing the best in house, boogie and RnB to a musically aware, party crowd.
Ronnie Herel currently presents #TheBigRnBShow every Monday night from 9–11pm and #MiDrive weekdays 4-7pm.