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GJ Donovan

Sunday 15th October 2:00 pm

GJ Donovan is a singer / acoustic / electric guitarist and harmonica player who been working around the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong pubs and clubs for the past 10 years. He plays both solo and with backing tracks and has performed an average of 3 shows a week over the past decade. He has been a regular at the Orient Hotel in the Rocks, Dee Why RSL Flame Bar and Harrigan’s Inn Pokolbin in the Hunter wine district. He is also a regular act at weddings and corporate functions. His repertoire has wide ranging appeal and specializes in classic pop and rock from the 60s and 70s with a smattering of tunes from the 80s.The audiences themselves have chosen his set list and it comes from the songs they have requested over the years in the many other musical projects he has been a part of. He began his musical life as a classical musician and has a high degree of technical ability. He was the guitarist and backing singer with John Paul Young’s Allstar band for 5 years from 1983.He has written and recorded dozens of children’s songs for the ABC. His original music has been used on TV shows including Burke’s Backyard and McLeods Daughters. He also has an original music project under the name Floyd Vincent playing Latin rock which has taken him all over the world including five tours of Europe, countless Australian national tours and a record deal with Universal music which saw his album released all over the world.