Darren Ronan is a professional musician who has been playing professionally since the age of 16. He graduated from University of North Florida with a B.A. in Music in 2002, served as Band Director at St. Johns Country Day School '00 -’07, and founded Ronan School of Music in 2010. While at UNF he was fortunate to study percussion with Charlotte Mabrey and drum set with Rick Kirkland. 

He has also toured the southern and eastern United States playing in a variety of musical settings; opening shows and sharing stages with such notable performers as Booker T., Diane Schuur, Linda Purl, Elvin Bishop, Dwight Yoakum, Dick Dale, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Southern Culture on the Skids, Syl Johnson, Evan Dando, Mickey Thomas from Starship, Vic Chestnut, Randy Weston, Junior Brown, and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys. He has provided percussion for local productions of musicals “Pippin” and “Bye Bye Birdie,” and along with respected Broadway pianist Eugene Gwozdz as music director, backed Theater Jacksonville executive director Sarah Boone on her original show, “Mom Before Dad…A Young Woman of the Greatest Generation.” 

He currently performs as a solo acoustic act, released album of all-original music entitled ”Good Things” and with his Americana band, The 77ds, recently released the EP “I Wanna Sing with You.” He also plays drums with the respected event band, "Now Is the Time," performing for weddings and corporate events throughout Georgia and Florida.  Most recently, his original song, “Here It Feels the Same” was featured in a Welcome Jax promotional video.