catalogue Donna O Hooked Junction Days2nights Club single
A notable live & studio singer in Toronto, she has opened for such artists as Glen Campbell, Burton Cummings, Three Dog Night, James Brown, Patti Labelle & Dionne Warwick. She came to prominence at 16 in her hometown of Ottawa joining her father Dillon O'Connor - in the singing of the National Anthem for a season of Ottawa Rough Riders home games. As well as winning roles singing /dancing/acting in (Bye bye birdie, West Side Story & Anne of Green Gables) to list a few. Touring across Canada , and the U.S with her band 'Hostage' resulted in her first independent release produced by Hugh Marsh (Bruce Cockburn band) on her own OM records. Bruce joined her on 'Play it by Heart" earning radio airplay that year in Canada & the U.S. Returning after a decade on the road with her band (Shania Twain came to see her perform) arriving in Toronto & winning the SOCAN New Talent Demo Award put her into Orchard Studio( Jane Siberry, Moist ) releasing the 5 song EP 'As I am ' . Quickly establishing a Singing, Songwriting , Arranging & sessions career here in Toronto as well as a thriving lesson studio in the Beaches. Her last collection of original songs (25 yrs.in the making ) titled 'Hooked' with special guest Juno Award winning trumpeter John MacLeod is available on itunes .
Notable Sessions & media: celtic rendition of 'Loch Lomand' plus 6 other songs (Irish Roses CD)730,000 youtube Quest Vocal - 'The Planets' kidslove2learn channel -21 million youtube Quest Vocal - 'The Solar System' -A Rock Opera - 3.1 million youtube
'TOTALLY ENDEARING AND CAPTIVATING, SHE DEFIES BOUNDARIES & GENRES... A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH !
Danny Scott (producer, recording artist)
AT SEVENTEEN I RAN AWAY TO JOIN A ROCK & ROLL BAND & NEVER LOOKED BACK, SINGING & PLAYING THE NORTHLAND, CANADA & USA... EVEN SHANIA CAME TO WATCH ME! NOW ESTABLISHED IN TORONTO I HOPE YOU'LL FOLLOW MY ADVENTURE TO SING MY OWN SONGS, MAKE VIDEOS , LIVE MY DREAM ... since 1978
**'Does Your Mother Know' 1968- the sound, his voice ..the strings..a viewpoint was becoming clear. I was the runaway in his song. I would bring the emotion to the song as my younger self as I had run away at 17 and joined a Rock&Roll band!
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