Roberta Donnay :: http://www.robertadonnay.com
Roberta Donnay was one of the many featured artists at the 2002 Women In Rock “Run For Borders” Showcase on March 14th during the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX. “When I first listened to her album she reminded me a lot of what Edie Brickell sounded like on her debut hit album in 1988. Roberta’s album has all the catchy pop hooks and is exceptionally well produced. Her song ‘Jody’ is featured on the WiR compilation cd entitled R|EVOLUTION16” – Jeff Harlan
“Roberta’s voice melts my heart”, say fans. This Grammy nominated and award winning singer-songwriter creates passionate performances with alternative pop songs which come alive with heartfelt lyrics. “Crack In The Sidewalk” from Roberta’s “Bohemian” CD just hit #4 on GAYBC Radio Network out of Seattle, and continues to rise on the charts. “Fly Me In From Nowhere is a smash!” says Huey Lewis. Her songs can be heard on TV shows, including Nash Bridges. She has been touring the US and Europe since the age of 16, and has appeared with many famous artists/actors & musicians including: David Grisman, Woody Harrelson, Colin Hay (men at work), Dan Hicks, Huey Lewis, Eddie Money, Maria Muldaur, Mickey Thomas (starship), Lenny Williams (tower of power), Neil Young, Ernestine Anderson, Peter Coyote, John Denver, Big Brother & the Holding Company, & Eric Burdon. Her song “One World” became the theme for the United Nations 50th Anniversary and is being performed around the globe for world peace conventions and at school graduations. Co-founder of DivaBands, Roberta’s label Rainforest Records has released four of her independent CD’s including “bohemian”(8 song EP),”soul reverse”(11 songs), “one world”(single), and “catch the wave”(5 song EP)
Originally from Washington, D.C., Roberta became a poet at the age of eight, writing a small book of poems. Roberta began writing songs when a guitar was loaned to her by a fabulous guitarist from Washington. When he heard her play the next day, he quickly formed a duo with her as the featured singer and rhythm guitarist. She left home at the age of 16 and became a professional musician the same year. After performing in Europe and playing clubs in Washington, Roberta moved to San Francisco. Credits Include: Catch A Falling Angel (nominated for song of the year & record of the year) featured on Nash Bridges show which aired April of 1998 Roberta received a popular composers award from ASCAP in 1998 & 1999. Elected to the Board of Governors of NARAS (San Francisco Recording Academy)1998.
Roberta has four songs featured on TV shows Nash Bridges, One Life To Live, The Young & The Restless, and Days Of Our Lives. Featured on TV’s Evening Magazine, Roberta is recognized as the founder of DivaBands series in San Francisco. Roberta’s new CD (2000) includes “Jody” (KLLC ~ Alice Radio