is an Australian Aboriginal
country band. It comprises the Donovan brothers and Troy Russell. They won a Deadly Award
They are members of a large musical family including Casey Donovan winner of the 2004 Australian Idol competition and also Most Promising New Talent in Music at The Deadlys.
They are multi-talented, sharing drums as well as lead and rhythm guitar.
The Donovans won the award for Band of the Year at The Deadly Awards
, they were nominated for two awards in 2003.
They have played at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the 2004 Survival Concert at La Perouse and the 2004 Yaban Concert at Redfern, Sydney.
The Donovans have played with the likes of Col Hardy, Jimmy Little, Rodger Knox, Vic Simm and Troy Cassar Daley.
Michael, Ashley and Merv have recently completed studio work on Changes, a CD they have released with their niece, Emma Donovan.
- Participated with Emma Donovan and guitarist Alan Morris in a series of arts and cultural activities leading up to the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
The Donovan brothers look forward to a line up of performances prior to the album's release.
Plays drums and bass moved to Dubbo
to teach music in 2004
. Troy has made an award-winning documentary (The Foundation 1963 - 1975; Chilifilms and Mongreldogs Production; 2002.)
Began playing with the Donovans after meeting Michael at Eora College
Source: Deadly's nomination The Donovan's'