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Ronnie Heart

Ronnie Heart

“Heart’s sound is thick with grooves…with nostalgic flashes of synth-funk…struts like a street-ready Rick James.” - Flood Magazine

Recently tapped to play Prince as a stunt musician in a new docudrama for the Reelz Channel, Fort Worth’s Ronnie Heart is no stranger to the dance floors of the city. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and producer who plays the guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums (not to mention DJ’ing) and has played with the likes of Neon Indian and Vega. Heart’s performance style, appearance, and mannerisms have often inspired comparisons to Prince. It comes as no surprise that the producers of the TV docudrama personally tracked him down, in need of his incredible musicianship and fresh, funk vibe to add authenticity to the role. Heart’s depth and diversity of musical talent has propelled his band forward; they’re playing SXSW for the fourth time this year and have toured as far as Moscow. Locals Austin Kroll (bass) and Valenti Funk (drums) are regulars in the group, which often includes backup singers and additional musicians as well. Watch for a new album coming this year, a follow up to his 2016 debut EP ”you(r) mine” that was Fort Worth Weekly’s Album of the Year.

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