TwinGhost Ronas‘s music is leading-edge and so deeply satisfying that we are truly taken by it – and by the artist himself. It is our distinct pleasure to welcome him back to the Ce Soir stage. He is an outstanding musician with the chops to go in whatever direction he might choose. On his first visit to Ce Soir, he ended his set with the beautiful, mesmerising “Live Again,” one of his many outstanding original compositions. It was thrilling to experience the entire set, but this last song was a powerhouse for us, personally.We can both hear those last words… “Love…love…love…love…” echoing softly down the halls – just by thinking of that night.
In his bio statement, TwinGhost tells us that he was born in the City of Brotherly Love. We have been to Philadelphia and it is a place filled with history and promise. The “rough streets” there have always been a rich ground for learning in the arts – as have the quite cultured areas. Remember the film Flashdance? (I ask, though as a dancer I will never forget it!) The film shows us images of the city as a wild mix, a place with an atmosphere that allows a bold and tender blending of influences – indeed as a place where such is encouraged. When I think of this, it seems clear to me how such could wend their way into the work of such an innovative artist as TwinGhost. He is a seasoned songwriter influenced by great singers and songwriters like Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, James Taylor and Marvin Gaye. He notes that he spent his formative years “playing everything from punk and progressive rock to reggae, funk and soul, all the while holding dear those childhood influences.” You can hear it, those fine styles echoing down the halls of a TwinGhost concert, and yet…his music is all his own.
His sensitive, powerful originals are his personal expression and are the ideal vehicle for his unique, captivating voice. The emotional images that come are exactly what is written in his bio: “Hot, sunny summer days – the sound of children playing, traffic, and the aroma of laundry drying on clotheslines. The soundtrack? Soulful tunes evocative of the 70s, infused with the art of the song – before the time of music as product. A different time, a better time, a more innocent time. These are the emotional connections conjured by the songs of TwinGhost.”
Time with TwinGhost on stage is more than memorable. His ever-deepening style is a distillation of rootsy soulful rock and pop brilliance, and his is a show you don’t want to miss. Come hear for yourself tonight at 9 PM SLT. We’ll be waiting to welcome you!