Peter Donegan is a man with Big shoes to fill..and they fit him just fine!
Almost inevitably, Peter Donegan has been performing since the age of five, given that the ‘Godfather of British Rock n Roll’, ‘King Of Skiffle’, the late Lonnie Donegan, is his father. Lonnie inspired every British Invasion band from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin. Even The White Stripes’ Jack Whitecites Lonnie as one of his major influences. All this runs through Peter’s veins and is clearly evident in his live performances, as well as in the studio. Amongst Peters own admirers are Nora Guthrie (daughter of seminal folk musician, Woody Guthrie) Crystal Gayle and Billy Bragg.
Here’s Peter Donegan performing ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love’ On The Voice UK alongside Sir Tom Jones!
Primarily a singer/songwriter and piano player, Peter picked up the acoustic guitar after his Dad passed away in 2002 and taught himself to play the mandolin, harmonica, banjo and ukulele.
In case you were wondering how Peter Donegan got Sir Tom Jones as his mentor, watch his audition where he plays ‘Bless The Broken Road’ below.
Peter was unintentionally born in London as his Dad Lonnie was still on tour when his mother (Lonnie’s then Manager) went into labour early, although the family were actually living in California where it was intended that he would be born. Peter was raised in Lake Tahoe, California then between Orlando, Florida and Malaga, Spain where the family spent quite some time.
No surprise then, from all this, that Peter loves Country music so much and considers himself a true British-American hybrid.
Let’s see what Peter Donegan has to say about Vocalzone!
“Vocalzone has almost been a family tradition. My dad (Lonnie Donegan) used to swear by them and so do I!
As a singer nothing is more important than your voice and to take care of that voice, nothing is better than Vocalzone”