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With scraps of paper and a dusty old tape deck, he wrote and recorded original songs that would lead him to an intriguing melancholy debut album not too long after he graduated high school. His formidable years kept him busy in and out of bands with an eye and target set firmly on the international arena. With a burning desire to make great albums and trot the globe, Kingston moved to New York and played with bands at some of Manhattan's finest venues.
Kingston taught himself to sing and play guitar at age 13. His apparent passion for music was inspired while mimicking his favourite actors in movies and musicals.
Kingston got his big break performing in over 15 countries including Japan, Korea, Indonesia, India, Hong Kong which led him to produce a second album with a more urban soulful feel. Kingston continues to write and perform at festivals, resorts & hotels in some amazing countries around the world. During his time, Kingston has been praised by and performed in front of music legends such as The Stylistics, Kool and the Gang, Air Supply, Joe, Marcus Miller, The Roots, Allan Rich (Bodyguard soundtrack), Candy Dulfer, Alice Cooper, Keith Martin and many more.
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Melbourne born & raised singer songwriter & entertainer Ron Kingston is regarded as one of Australia’s most articulate and soothing vocalists. His 15-year global career comprises recording, performing and songwriting—while he has also entertained before thousands in more than a dozen nations, including his native Australia and throughout much of the Asia Pacific (and more): China, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Bahrain and Brazil.
Over the course of his career, he has amassed a fan base, 4 albums and several awards by being one of the truly romantic artists from down under. With his unique, soulful ballads that gracefully continue to capture the hearts of listeners such as "Only You Only Me," "Room 922" and "Make It Up to You," Ron Kingston has proven himself as the consummate vocal professional. His song, “U-Turn,” is soothingly pensive with express romantic sentiment. At his best, Kingston’s style features an urban sophistication and subdued soulfulness.
In 2008 Ron performed in the Gulf for US, British and Australian soldiers serving in neighbouring Iraq and Kuwait. Ron Kingston was the only Australian performer in Bahrain during that period.
In 2011, Kingston met with American R&B producer and recording artist Keith Martin and began working on a collection of new songs for release. Their first collaboration is a duet with Mia called "My Friend". The music video produced by Empire Films, uses classic Disney style cell animation and incorporates the latest in multilayer post-production technology.
In 2012, Ron Kingston toured in Indonesia and performed alongside Glenn Fredly, Tompi, Sandhy Sondoro and many other Indonesian artists as well as Java Jazz Festival which also featured Stevie Wonder, and Herbie Hancock.
From 2013-2015 Ron toured mainland China performing hundreds of shows in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen which included his original songs plus memorable hits. In 2016, he performed at Las Vegas casinos including House of Blues, Hard Rock Casino, Caesars Palace and many more. Drawing influences in his songwriting wherever his travels, Kingston continues to write and perform in some fascinating countries around the world. Ron’s music is romantically charged with refreshing melodies, sensuous grooves and distinct, smooth, soulful vocals.