Greetings Music Fans!
Very exciting news! ROBERTA DONNAY and the Prohibition Mob Band have been in the studio recording their next project.
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The band recently performed at famed underground "SpeakeasySF" in San Francisco, The Empress Theatre in Vallejo, at The Fenix, Bowery Electric (NYC) and at San Jose Winterfest. Please check here under "shows" for upcoming dates and tours.
The PROHIBITION MOB BAND is available for private events, tours, and festivals. Ms. Donnay is available for gigs, recordings, production, workshops, coaching, consultations, music supervision, film and TV.
For bookings, please contact: email@example.com
or Joanie Mosby: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Bathtub Gin" made BEST ALBUMS 2015 in DownBeat Magazine.
NEW BAND PROMO VIDEO:
VIDEO 2/13/16 "Squeeze Me" live @ Sausalito Seahorse:
WINNER! Best Short Film Music Award from DocUtah 2015 International Film Festival for "Pie Lady Of Pie Town", Donnay's song "Call Me The Breeze" is here.
Listen to CDs here and @ Motema.com/artist/robertadonnay
You can order CDs here or buy or download current CDs on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Promo music videos are available on Motema site and here
Contact us if you want to host a house concert for the touring group: email@example.com
Video of Oh Papa !
Here's the Review from ALL ABOUT JAZZ and more:
Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions, but her music isn't covered with cobwebs or dated in any way. On Bathtub Gin, this singer-composer puts a new coat of paint on the songs of the '20s and '30s, contributes originals sympathetic to the sounds of those times, and conjures thoughts of life during prohibition.
Across fifteen tracks, Donnay and her group—the aptly-titled Prohibition Mob Band—deliver snappy statements, sly songs, roaring numbers, and relatively subdued sounds. Everything listeners have come to expect from this music is present: a swinging rhythm section, pithy solos, muted brass exhibitionism, tom breaks, vocals with a dose of sass and humor, the spirit of the blues, gutbucket horn asides, and intelligent songcraft are all here for the taking.
Exploring the music and spirit of this bygone era is clearly a labor of love for Roberta Donnay. She injects enthusiasm into her chosen material, shows respect for her musical primogenitors, and conjures thoughts of a different time with Bathtub Gin.
- All About Jazz
Musicians can take on the role of anthropologist, curious about what came before in music and how musicians reflected their world around them. Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time, as she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America.
On the heels of their beloved A Little Sugar release comes their second Motéma Music release, Bathtub Gin (January 20) which, like A Little Sugar, mines 1920s gems but also takes the listener on a stroll into the 1930s. A seductive vocalist, Donnay and her band swing mightily with this authentic collection of vintage jazz, blues and swing that introduces listeners to the swing era with its jump-swing rhythmic horn sections and new dances. Donnay also includes four party-rousing shout-chorus originals that evoke and revive the open spirit that birthed jazz. - Motema
"You'll get lost easily in Roberta's radiant music persona. Her sensitive, captivating approach reflects her regard and refreshing insight for vintage jazz gems seldom heard today. She is an endangered species." - Dr. Herb Wong
Donnay's voice could make any classic material sound wondrous and timeless, but the fact that she digs so deep into American musical history - makes A Little Sugar not only sweet, but a recording that will stand the test of time. - All Music Guide 2013
'The Jazz Age' Is Timeless (WEMU 89.1)
"In keeping with our Women's History Month theme, we found two current singers who are investigating music of the 1920s and '30s and making it relevant today: Roberta Donnay and Diana Krall."
Here's Part 6 Video of "A Little Sugar" (making of)documentary by Eddy Bee Images.:
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