Donna Mackay was born in South Shields, a small town in South Tyneside in the North East of England. Donna attended South Tyneside College between 1995 to 1997, completing a Performing Arts Diploma, whilst also learning to play the violin, piano, and acoustic guitar which became her instrument of love. Leaving the North East in 1997 to attend the University of Hertfordshire where Donna obtained a degree in music in 2000.
Donna quickly became an accomplished musician, focusing on performing as a solo acoustic guitarist and singer songwriter. Collaborating with many artists on various musical projects, Donna established herself as a solo artist on the live music scene. Donna performs live music throughout the United Kingdom and internationally at festivals, corporate and private events and, has featured on UK Radio, and given live “unplugged” sessions for the BBC. In addition, numerous media publications have included articles detailing Donna’s activities within the music industry.
Throughout her career, Donna has shown her support for charity through raising money for such charities as NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), and Help for Heroes. A member of the GISC (Guild of International Songwriters and Composers) and PRS (Performing Rights Society) she is an artist in her own right and has been involved in the music industry for over 17 years. Donna is currently working on an acoustic album consisting of her own original material, which she hopes to release later this year.
A lively artist with a charismatic stage presence who appeals to a wide audience, her performance is unforgettable.