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Ryan's daughter Bonnie rocks her first solo gig

GERRY Ryan would have been proud. The late DJ's daughter Bonnie (20) rocked her first solo gig to a packed venue in Dublin last night.

Only just out of her teens, the future for Bonnie looks bright.

The middle child in the Ryan family, she proved that she has more than the ability to hold her own as she belted out tunes in The Grand Social on Liffey Street.

And the Ryans, who marked the third anniversary of Gerry's death this week, banded together to show support for their sister.

"We're all really, really excited," her older sister, Lottie, said.

Lottie described her younger sister's music as being "poppy and vibey – there's a touch of Rihanna in there but she'll kill me for saying that."

Mum-of-five Morah Ryan said she was brimming with pride.

Also there to cheer Bonnie along were Lottie's boyfriend, Fabio, and brothers Rex (23) and Elliot (16).

The starlet, who is studying music at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, has recorded several songs, but this was her first public performance as a solo performer.

However, Bonnie is no stranger to the stage. When she was 14, her band Lady Nada supported Westlife at the then Point Theatre.