Genre: Indie Acoustic Rock
9 Tracks available on Spotify and for preview and download on iTunes
Released – August 2016
Since the release of Ronnie’s last album One Way Ticket, several years have passed by and his new album entitled Fifteen Years is quite aptly named.
During the intervening years he has been working with various musicians and bands but also writing and co-writing lots of songs in various different genres.
The nine songs on the new album can be probably categorised as “indie acoustic rock”, but there are also definite touches of blues and country, making it something of a crossover album.Recorded in Ronnie’s own studio in Buckinghamshire, songs feature several players that Ronnie has worked with including Mark Brezecki (Big Country) on drums on several tracks, Bruce Knapp, Derik Timms, and Arthur Dick (rhythm and lead guitars), Curtis Ruiz & John Gordon (bass).
Ronnie features on piano, keyboards and vocals and lyrics on this album are by both by Ronnie and lyricist Mike Kirkwood.
The album Fifteen Years is now available for download from the iTunes store.
“ONE WAY TICKET”
Genre: Country Rock
12 Tracks available on Spotify and for preview and download on iTunes
Released – 2010
“Several new exciting acts for you this month, beginning with RONNIE TEAPE, a name around Glasgow during the eighties playing in a variety of bands with wide musical styles……he appears to have discovered a country path with his latest “One Way Ticket” (Blue Rascal).
All songs are original and excellent and cover a great area of the map of country music. Commencing with the anthem “Hold On To Love” an audience participation number if ever I heard one. Teape includes Cajun influences (Country Boy), swing (So Long), hillbilly ( ‘Til the Cows Come Home), rockabilly ( Tell Me Why), Celtic tinges (Vision Of You),and plenty of dance tracks (Just Another Reason, Too Many Broken Hearts).
Imagination is the keyword here. Teape has one and uses it magnificently. I think this is the first time I have ever cited a British recording as my Album of the Month.”
by Country Music Roundup
“IMAGINE THE BLUESY ROCK’N ROLL country of Wes McGee spattered with the Celtic pop sensibility of the Proclaimers and you’ve got a vague idea of what R.T. is all about.
The Scots songsmith –guitarist-pianist, forever a sideman and never the bride, has at last made a solo album that stands proud in the great tradition of individualistic British country.
The self penned tracks go from the stirring opener Hold On To Love to the bluesy title track, the frantic two-stepping of Til’ The Cows Come Home, the Highland overtones of Tender Loving Care and the tear away Country Boy (not the Albert Lee song). It’s all done with a down-home, pub-rock sensibility, electric guitars dueling with fiddles and Teape darting between piano and accordion.