Bonnie Ryan giving dad Gerry's gift of the gab a twist with song-writing debut
Her dad, Gerry Ryan, had a way with words, and it seems it has rubbed off on his daughter Bonnie -- but just not in the same way.
The middle Ryan child went public with her first solo performance last year, and now she has turned her attention to songwriting.
The determined daughter of late 2fm legend has been busy in the studio over the past few months as she puts pen to paper on her own original lyrics.
The 21-year-old, who studies music at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, said she gets great pleasure and an emotional release from writing her own tracks.
"I'm just writing and recording a lot of stuff," she told the Diary.
"I'm working on making a demo and producing my own original stuff, so that's where I am at the moment.
"I love my music, so that's my main goal and it's very exciting."
Bonnie said she had no worries about going solo, and wanted to find her very own sound before looking for a collaboration.
Bonnie, Morah and Lottie Ryan pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy
"I'm doing it all by myself right now, but maybe in the future I'll look to share my music and work with somebody else," she said.
Bonnie said she is in no rush to share her music with the world.
"Once I'm satisfied with what I've done, then I'll be happy to share it with everyone," she said.
Bonnie is no stranger to the stage. When she was 14, her band Lady Nada supported Westlife at the then Point Theatre.