Ronald started to play the guitar at the age of 15 and was influenced by his older brothers, Patrick, Lionel, and Richard, who played in a band while attending college in Bordeaux, France. Ronald's music and guitar was also influenced by world's greatest guitarists such as Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Ingwie Malmsteen, and Joe Satriani. His father Frederic was at some point very concerned about Ronald spending more time working on his guitar skills rather than working on his tennis game as Ronald would sometimes play up to 6 hours a day.
What can be done between tennis matches to drop the pressure and the stress of the tournaments? For Ronald, it was never a question. All the hotel rooms where he spent most of his time since he started his tennis career were the witness of the progressive improvement of his guitar skills and compositions. That was Ronald's Rock years that led to his 2 albums "Kids On The Road" and "Waves Of Love".
After being away from music due to his tennis activities Ronald released in 2011 a single "Heart And Soul Haiti", a tribute to Haiti. In 2011 he did a live performance at the Masters Tennis Event of Marbella, Spain where he was also competing and in 2012 he wrote a song for his daughters called "My Girls". In his upcoming album "Strings Of My Life" due out on November 13, 2013 he has incorporated elements of rock, soul, R&B, blues, and funk and his debute singl "J'ai Le Bordeaux Blues" will be released on April 17, 2013.
“Jai Le Bordeaux Blues” demonstrates a cornucopia of influences, all interwoven into a fresh new vibe and displays Ronald's soulful singing and intense guitar playing. The music is written, composed and produced by Ronald (co-produced by Keith Sterling) and describes the story of a man in love with a woman always dressed in red with the city of Bordeaux and its region as a backdrop. Ronald will not stop there as his second single “Just You And I” (A song with a caribbean groove) will be released before the summer as he is planning to kick start his "Strings Of My Life" Tour in 2014. Tour dates and events details will be announced soon. "There are no better ways for me to express myself today other than through the music I write and play and to be able to share it with people I know and don?t know is an immense satisfaction” RA