Biddy Ronelle is an Americana singer-songwriter from Derbyshire. The Unsigned Review says of Biddy, “Deep South Americana… if you’re a fan of early Taylor Swift or Lady A, Biddy’s voice reminds us of Hilary Scott.” Having had a stellar come up on the UK Country Scene, Biddy has secured her place at the table for years to come. She brings a rockier take on country music while delivering a stunning display of powerful vocals.
Musical ability runs in the family, Biddy’s mother was a punk rock songwriter in the 80’s. This of course influenced Biddy’s love of the crossover country/rock sound. She began playing instruments at a young age and she now also works as a professional theatre performer having appeared on the West End and internationally. Biddy is currently the lead female vocalist in the multi-award winning stage show, The Chicago Blues Brothers. “There’s nothing that compares to the thrill of performing your own work live or hearing your songs on the radio” says Biddy.
Growing up in the Derbyshire countryside Biddy made sure to note, “We might be UK based, but we also ran barn dances!” Biddy feels a deep connection with country music because of the storytelling saying, “It should and will always come back to this - it’s an honest music form.” Brandy Clark, Brandi Carlisle, Delta Rae, Melissa Ethridge, Tanya Tucker and Lucinda Williams are Biddy’s musical inspirations. Similar to these ladies, Biddy’s music brings both the light and dark together to tell stories that need to be heard.
Giving your first autograph is something no artist will ever forget. While performing live on BBC London, Biddy says, “it was a highlight and nerve wracking! First and last time I have been asked for my autograph which I think I will always remember. In musical theatre, the first time I stepped on to Edinburgh Playhouse’s stage was special as it was such a milestone moment for me.” Prior to the pandemic, Biddy was set to go on a 2020 UK tour. In the future, Biddy desperately wants to tour and book festival gigs as a full band so as to create very theatrical experiences. She also plans on writing more for other artists and digging into her catalog of previously written material.
Biddy is planning on releasing two EP’s this coming year! “I think I have a rough plan for the next year or so - I want to release two EP’s as they feel like split personalities. One dark country, one on the lighter side.” These two separate collections will convey Biddy’s life experiences. She says, “I feel that my story writing is drawn from life experiences - good and bad. There are light and dark moments just like everyday life. I also like telling outlaw stories and creating worlds to escape in.”
You can find Biddy Ronelle on social media @biddyronellemusic and by searching her name on all streaming platforms. Watch out for her piano live streams on Facebook and stay tuned for her new single dropping in the Spring!
Author: Haley Moloney
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