Artist Name: Michael Donaby
Song Title: Something About Her
Release Date: 3/28/2018
Chicago Soul and R&B Singer/Songwriter Michael Donaby has been on the Chicago local Jazz/Blues scene as a keyboardist and singer since 2004.
He has worked with local and national talents in coffee houses, restaurants, and private events within the community until 2011, where a serious car accident nearly took his life, yet in his rehabilitation, he rediscovered his love and gift of songwriting and a new one of music production. Reared in the church; some of his influences include Bobby Womack and Glen Jones. His debut EP released 8/2017: When the Music Stops included “Candlelight” a Chicago Steppers favorite.
His second release 3/2018, “Something About Her” is garnering worldwide acclaim on Soul Podcasts across the Globe. His newest offering “Something Good” is highly anticipated and is to release 7/1/2018. With Michael Donaby, the music never stops and the bar is raised a little higher with every tune.
Performing in the RnB/Soul Genre – his style has been compared to some impressive artists of the past and serves as a refreshing alternative to today’s commercial description of Modern Soul Music, and is destined to leave a mark of its own.
Discuss your music career.
I started writing and recording in 1997, signed a production deal with Toolman Music in Chicago. I played locally keyboards and voice for about 10 years. After a bad car accident in 2012, I lost a leg, stopped gigging, and started back writing and producing ever since.
Elaborate on the song.
Something About Her is an R&B Soul tune with that Chicago stepping vibe. Something About Her was an honest tune-elaborating on the bright side of relationships from a mature male perspective. I wanted people to get a good feeling about their relationships every time they hear it.
List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.
Too many stations to speak of, but mainly UK shows, Soul Connoisseurs, Affinity, Clive Brady, Will Downing are some.
Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.
I’ve been around for a while but independently for only about a year. I want to make timeless tunes that speak to people.
Tell us what makes you unique from others.
I’m a little wiser than the average artist, I’m honest – I’ve seen a lot.
List your favorite artists.
Favorite artists – Will Downing, Freddie Jackson, Bobby Womack, Bobby Blue Bland I could go on!