The singer has gone on to making a name for himself in his hometown Leicester and Loughborough, where he currently lives. He has raised money for Loughborough charities such as the hospices Rainbows and LOROS as well as PACE, an organisation helping people in poverty. “When it came to releasing this single, with the message behind the song being so powerful, it was a natural decision to donate all revenue from downloads and streaming to three local charities that I support. The meaning relates very well with each of these charities and all people involved”, says the songwriter.
The song managed to get to number 91 in the Amazon charts in overall songs and for a while Ronoc saw himself placed next to David Bowie at number 3 on the Amazon rock charts during the initial stages of the release.
Musically, the singer/songwriter has a variety of different influences. As someone who has an eclectic taste in music, he listens to bands from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Arctic Monkeys while at the same time appreciating music by Justin Timberlake or Seal. With an all-embracing attitude towards music, his own sound is difficult to categorise. Taking components of rock/pop a la Paul Weller or Sting and giving them a more mature character, often with hints of jazz or folk, Ronoc creates somewhat of a worldly touch with his music which ultimately makes his songs both unique and interesting.
Ronoc has started his solo career two years ago after having previously played with the indie band The Vacations who had been featured on MTV and played the main stage at Strawberry Fields Festival in Leicester in 2013.
Currently, the artist is charity busking in Leicester as a lead up to an event he is organising at a local church in Loughborough on 27th February this year. This event will once again raise money for the charities he supported during the first release of ‘Battling On’.
The re-release of ‘Battling On’ is set for 11th March 2016.