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 'TOTALLY ENDEARING AND CAPTIVATING,    SHE DEFIES BOUNDARIES  & GENRES...  A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH ! 
                                                                                                                                          Danny Scott (producer, recording artist)

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 & 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  in Toronto     as well as a thriving lesson studio in the Beaches.  Her last collection of original songs under Donna O  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+ songs  (Irish Roses CD)740,000 youtube  Quest Vocal - 'The Planets' kidslove2learn channel -24 million youtube Quest Vocal - 'The Solar System' -A Rock Opera - 3.7 million youtube

HOOKED  2013-2023  A CELEBRATION

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Recording: WorldHQ (engineer/mastering) Richard Smyth

Produced by Donna O'Connor w/Richard Smyth

thank you  for taking the time to visit, it matters

                                                                 and is greatly appreciated 

  video coming soon

We acknowledge we work, live, and play on the traditional territory of many nations including the  Mississaugas of the Credit,  the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. 

 

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ABOUT  DONNA O 'Connor

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DTO Music Media

AGAINST THE ODDS I AM STILL HERE WITH A 40 YEAR+ CAREER IN MUSIC . NOW THE CREATING BEGINS... DISTILLED FROM YEARS OF EXPERIENCES, HIGHS& LOWS,INS AND OUTS.I PLEDGE A HONEST HARDWORKING APPROACH.IT STARTS WITH AN IDEA,I SPEND MOST OF THE TIME AT THE PIANO PLAYING & SINGING THE IDEA FOLLOWING & FEELING WHERE THE SONG LEADS ME .MINIMAL TECH REQUIRED-MY TINY PALM  RECORDER ON THE PIANO & VOICE IN THE AIR TO CAPTURE THE MOMENTS. SOMETIMES MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS HOW TO RECAPTURE THIS SPONTANEOUS SOUND IN THE BIGGER STUDIO SETTING? NO STUDIO IS REQUIRED UNTIL THE SONG IS FINISHED. 

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TO THOSE WHO DARE TO DREAM - THE ROAD HAS BEEN LONG. Though 'HOOKED' is 10 years old, she's not been released to the digital world until very recently. Too much new age learning to note here . Just know I will celebrate and love that it is finally here(under DONNA O) a dance single of Junction days was done in 2015 & New preview :To The Moon  just filmed 2023. I hope you'll enjoy the music as I've had making it ! D                                     

DONNA O 

TO THOSE WHO DARE TO DREAM - THE ROAD HAS BEEN LONG & FRAUGHT WITH TEARS, DISAPPOINTMENT & LEARNING.                Though 'HOOKED' is 10 years old, she has not been released to the world until very recently. Too much new age digital learning to note here . Just know I will celebrate and love that it is finally here (under DONNA O) and continue to make music shorts. A dance single of Junction days was done in 2015, & INTERLUDE VIDEO just filmed 2023. I hope you'll enjoy the music as I've had making it ! D

AT SEVENTEEN  I RAN AWAY TO JOIN A ROCK & ROLL BAND ARMED WITH BOXES OF CASSETTES & ALBUMS FOR LIFE ON THE ROAD & 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                                                                               

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