Music

A small sampling of Neil Donell’s work including his role as the lead tenor voice for rock & roll hall of famers “Chicago the Band.” The “man of a thousand voices” also sings tributes to: James Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Perry, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett and many more. Beyond his vocal work, Neil is a prolific song writer with many original songs of love, hope and relationships in his portfolio.

This Love Lives

We Are Here

Grace Of God

Pass The Torch

Sadie’s Kitchen

Secret Weapon

Home Of The Brave

Beeswax

You Don’t Look Like You Love

Without You

Hard To Say

Overjoyed

Neither One Of Us

Commercial Work

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About

Originally hailing from Montreal, Neil Donell has gone on to establish himself as a premier session vocalist and powerful live performer. In 2018 he joined one of the most popular American rock bands, *Chicago, as their lead tenor singer. Neil finished Chicago’s 2018 tour with over 100 live performances and will be joining his bandmates again in 2019.

A veteran of more than ten thousand recording sessions, this multiple Juno Award nominee is often referred to in the media as “the most recorded voice in the country,” and is introduced as “the man of a thousand voices” at the dozens of pop symphony concerts he performs annually across North America.

Possessed of an uncanny ability for mimicry, and with better than four octaves at his disposal, he has, over the years, been called upon to reproduce the voices of literally hundreds of other artists — his repertoire spanning Bolton to Bennett to Bocelli and everyone in between — all the while moving effortlessly between virtually every musical genre. An accomplished songwriter, producer, vocal coach and arranger, Neil makes his home in Toronto, Canada.

* Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. They have recorded 36 albums and sold over 100,000,000 records.

We finally have a lead singer, Neil Donell, who is amazing and would remind some people of the tenor that [Peter] Cetera was. He has really hoisted the band on his back and is really delivering as a lead singer. Live audiences respond to him, and I hope that anyone that hears this album, you or me, they will be able to hear what I’m talking about.

– Robert Lamb, founding member of Chicago

To anyone looking to hire a vocalist for a private party or intimate event, Neil Donell is the perfect choice. His voice is the purest and most versatile in the business today. He can do warm lush ballads as well as R&B or straight ahead rock tunes with equal quality and soul, whatever the flavor may be called for. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

– Lee Loughnane, founding member of Chicago

To all concerned, there is simply not enough praise I can give my band mate and friend, Neil Donell. His talent is huge, his dedication to his craft so relentless, and his chops so HUGE! The band Chicago is lucky to have him in the lineup. And we are better because of it!

– Jimmy Pankow, founding member of Chicago

CD Album

Saudade

SAU·DA·DE /SOUˈDÄDƏ/
noun
A deep emotional state of profound longing for someone absent from the one(s) that love them

The Living Years (M. Rutherford)
Overjoyed (S. Wonder)
I Believe When I Fall In Love (S. Wonder)
I Can’t Make You Love Me (M. Reid / A. Shamblin)
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (E. John / B. Taupin)
Misty Blue (B. Montgomery)
Without You (P. Ham / T. Evans)
I Can’t Let You Go Now ( M. McDonald)
Hard To Say I’m Sorry (P. Cetera / D. Foster)
What Happened To Me (N. Donell)

 

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