Donna Day

London, United Kingdom

Model, Actor, Musician, Film & Stage Crew

In the last year, I have begun to establish more of my career, and personal aspirations. I home-school my 4 effervescent children. I am a qualified massage therapist,and currently studying towards becoming a yoga teacher. I have also been known to 'dabble' in Linux computer software development, but my first joy will always be performance with music. I've been approached to model a few times, and believe that it is the right time to get-into-it while I'm still youthful looking. I'm trying out some short 'n' sassy hair for a while with my curly locks safely tucked away-wigs are fun!. I'm kind to myself whenever possible,sound advice for maintaining a positive state of mind. When I work on a project my aim is to 'ace-it',with style. Whilst working to improve upon my talents as a musician,actor/ model,gaining stacks of confidence and self-esteem is part of the process-making an excellent living out of it would be living the dream.

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Physical Details

Height
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Hips
96 cm / 38in
Weight
61 kg / 134 lbs
Shoe size
6.5 UK / 8.0 US / 40.0 Euro
Ethnicity
Other
Hair colour
Brown
Eye colour
Brown
Hair length
Long
Chest
91 cm / 36 in
Hair type
Curly
Waist
71 cm / 28in
Dress Size
10 - 12

Modeling

Modeling experience: Beginner, starting out
My experience in modeling is as follows: Posing for several photography students,a promo for a clothing design co. called Bankussi in Australia; a promo for a belt/accessories distributor, and as a fittings model at a new seasons buyers show for Jigsaw clothing retailer.

Acting

Acting experience: Previous unpaid speaking roles
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
Accents spoken
  • Australian
  • Irish
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • French
I have had some experience performing street theatre(Covent Garden), and have also toured with a fringe theatre group performing in a musical tribute to some of the most famous female performers of our era, like Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer and Annie Lennox. This was scripted with a light hearted comedy format to allow for costume changes etc.

In Australia, I was selected for a role in the popular stage show The Buddy Holly Story and was also considered for the role in the UK.

Music

Guitar ability: BeginnerVocal range: Soprano
Bass Guitar ability: BeginnerComposer ability: Intermediate
Keyboard ability: IntermediateProducer ability: Intermediate
Flute ability: IntermediateLike to join a band: No
Vocal ability: Lead singer
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Opera
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Classical
Influences: QueenDavid BowieYesStevie WonderElbowLed ZepplinAnnie LennoxThe Works Of John WilliamsHolst.

I have worked as a professional singer in various mediums; At sessions, both in UK and Australia; hosting karaoke evenings in clubs and at private functions, as the female lead in an 8 piece Motown tribute band, performing at Army bases clubs and bars up and down the country,including the famed Mean Fiddler in NW London.

In Australia I sang with a Fringe theatre group. As well as developing our own show,we played in clubs;at wedding fairs and community festivals in and around Melbourne

I have played at the Royal Albert Hall as part of a concert band( flute), and recorded demos with various artists,including a production company(Wattage Productions).

Having performed in a cover band, my vocal range and style are broad. I'm as comfortable singing 'Joni Mitchell' or 'Tina Turner', and have auditioned for operatic roles, where the feedback has been very positive. I am currently involved in developing my own compositions with my partner(in crime), and hope to be able to put together a showcase soon.

I recently performed with The Blackheath Choir, a well received South London choir of over 70 members which is in its 41st year. We sang carols at Canary Wharf, gave a rousing rendition of Edward Elgars' King Olaf at the Blackheath halls,and were wonderfully received at Blackheath's BIG Screen event, as part of the 2012 Olympic celebrations.

I enjoy playing the flute, contemporary and classical(I love improvising- along to early Yes and Genesis tracks) and can also play the piccolo and the recorder in 3 sizes(descant,treble and tenor).

My keyboard skills are good enough for composing, as I studied 1yr as a teen.I can read music both for instrumental and vocal purposes. As well as strumming some good chords on a regular acoustic,I'm learning to play Electric Bass(Stuart Hamm and Bootsy Collins-Watch out!)

In recent years I've also developed a working knowledge of some great music production and development software(Cubase,Reason and FLStudio) these tools can turn you into a regular 'Mike Oldfield', if you're blessed with any musical talent,and put in the man hours.
My plan is to put together a profile and showcase web page ASAP.

Film & Stage Crew

In Australia ,I assisted in the development of a stage show from concept to performance.It was called 'Sisters are doing it for themselves' profiling the careers of some of the greatest female artists in the music industry. I had the chance to get real 'hands-on' costume making,scenery building,organising props skills,and gained some insight into lighting techniques and sound production.

Magazine

Appeared in a feature in 'Dolly', an Australian teen magazine(early nineties)

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