“DONJO” An Australian musician, full of musical talent and born with a great personality. His music is ever changing from the soothing melodies of “One Last Chance”, to latin mixed romantic rhythms like “Mama Mia.” When I first took a listen to his music via Reverbnation, his deep soothing voice reminded me of the late Roy Orbison and his Instruments and Guitar playing hinted towards the sounds of Santana.
DONJO surprised me with his unique blend of sounds and creative romantic story filled lyrics, that draw you in like a fish hook making you listen all the way to the end.
FancyJ: “Hello Donjo, this is exciting finally getting to talk with you, can you first tell me about your unique artist’s chosen name?”
Donjo: “This is great, I thank you for this opportunity. Well the name “DONJO” means; “tall tower” apparently, well that is what a friend of mine said it means “Give me the money” in the language of Korean. Actually the name was given to me at the young age of 4 and has stuck with me ever since.”
FancyJ: “I did a little investigating there myself, I found out that your artist name in Korean means; “Huge Castle” your friend might have been teasing you. Never the less, it is an interesting name. Maybe you’re part of royalty? So can you share with us a little bit about yourself?”
Donjo: “Lol, maybe! I don’t know where to start talking about one’s self, but I guess I can say, I am 6ft 4 and have been told I’m like a giant teddy bear! My nationality is Italian and I was raised in Australia. I enjoyed writing music at an early age and have continued to do so up to today. I play guitar and other instruments, as well as sing. I have also joined up with a Cousin of mine, we play Italian folk music. We both auditioned together for “Australia’s Got Talent” and Recorded our first debut single titled “Ritorna Qui.”
FancyJ: “Wow, you hide a lot within that tall bear body! That is amazing, you and your cousin seem like quite the pair. Would you share your genre preferences?”
Donjo: “Lol, we are. I havent got a favourite genre of music, I tend to play anything from Mario Lanza to Metallica.” (Links are below, just incase you haven’t heard of the artists Donjo mentioned above) (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Lanza) (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallica)
FancyJ: “That is quite a wide range in your choices of genres, you could say your pretty flexible. Tell me Donjo, how does music make you feel?”
Donjo: “Music speaks to all, no matter what part of the world we live in. We are amongst an inhabitance of billions of people, who all speak different languages. The one language we all seem understand is music. If you can write a song that touches the heart and soul of just one person, I believe that you have the ability to send a much needed message to someone, somewhere that will change their life in a positive way.
FancyJ: “I definitely agree with you on that! Music also plays a big role on our emotions, that is why most movies, commercials, and theater use music to intensify the story line. Making us blubber like babies.”
Donjo: “Lol, yes that is true!
FancyJ: “So, speaking of emotions, what inspires you to write a new song or record new music?”
Donjo: “Well that is easy for me, because, I just love music and every time I go to the studio, my body feels goosebumps all over with just the anticipation and excitement of it! To keep me going strong, I fuel myself with heaps of coffee, water as well.”
FancyJ: “That sounds like me! Donjo, can you tell me about your music and your goals for the future?”
Donjo: “Sure, I know not every one would find my music style there cup of tea, but I enjoy writing, recording, and producing it. I think that every talented artist out there has a big dream behind their music. My dream is to be able to produce a song for a Motion Picture, that would be a dream come true. Some of my titles, Such as “Until the End” my personal favorite was recorded back in 1999. Then I went on to write “Elizabeth” following shortly after I wrote the “Maze” in 2014. Over the years I have written from my heart, about my life, and my emotions in hope that maybe someone out there may understand my inner thoughts, that I pour into my all my music. Here is a little something I wrote to explain.”
“Every note is a breath
Every Chord is a Word
Every Chorus is a Day
Every song is a Year
Every album is…
Someone’s story to tell.” -Donjo
FancyJ: “You are getting me emotional over here, that is beautiful. I really enjoyed our chat and hope we continue to make changes in the hearts of many throughout the world together. Would you like to send out a few, Thank you’s?”
Donjo: “Yes, that would be awesome! First of all, I cannot Thank You enough FancyJ London for all you are doing to support me and my music, you have made my dreams come true. Thank You very much to “ALL” musicians, singer/songwriters, composers, artists, and many more out there. Thanks to my family, friends! Thank You all for taking the time to read this and for just being you!
FancyJ: “Thank you Donjo! Know that I will be here to support anyway I can. Who knows we might be able to collaborate on something in the future. Welcome to the featured stars family.
I am going to leave you with one of my favorite songs from Donjo, “Mama Mia” https://www.reverbnation.com/donjo4/song/24463525-mama-mia
Learn more about Donjo and his amazing music below!
Donjo’s Album Titles: 1. ELIZABETH- A bit country 2. TRUST – Alternative ballad 3. MAZE- Alternative song 4. L’amore- Latin salsa 5. I need You- Country 6. One Last Chance- Ballad 7. Until the End-Alternative 8. Mama Mia (IS THIS THE GIRL) Latin old school 9. Ritorna Qui (Return to me) Italian 10. I CAN’T GO ON NO MORE- Rock
DONJO’S Music & Social Site Links:
* Donjo is currently looking to feature his music on screen! If you are a director of film, television or work in the field of media productions please contact Donjo here for a prompt response: firstname.lastname@example.org *
About The Author: FancyJ London
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