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Yvonne McDonnell


After a few months of focusing on my EP 'Endless Soul', which was released 19/10/2014, I am back with a new single. 'The Savages' was released on 9th May and is available for digital download on itunes and spotify.

'This is a remarkably haunting and beautiful ballad, whose dark edge and heartfelt, flawlessly sung vocals linger in the mind long after listening.... In fact, it may well represent its artist’s best work to date' - Pure M Magazine

The Endless Soul EP was deemed a 'beautifully crafted, resonant and accomplished piece of work' by Chaos Theory Promotions.

The Early Days

I started performing acoustic folk around Portsmouth in 2011. After becoming addicted to the music scene, I continued to play after moving back to my home town, London, where I found my sound with an electric guitar.

I take inspiration from many of the artists I grew up listening to. Joy Division, BRMC, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave songs often creep into my sets. Women have also largely influenced my sound and I am regularly likened to Joan Armatrading, Dolores O'Riordan Tracy Chapman and Janice Joplin.

Descriptions from the press include:

"There is the dusky soul of a miner to her music in her voice, with a Celtic aftertaste that should please die-hard folkies everywhere."
- Gigslutz

'Yvonne McDonnell has crafted six magnificently poignant pieces of art here.'
- Pure M Mag

Yvonne has a voice that isn’t just pretty. The first thing I would say is that she sounds unique as well as empowering. There is a confidence in the way she sings that makes it easy for the listener to get behind the songs.
- The Equal Ground

"She’s extremely talented, has a very distinct and wonderful voice, brilliant song-writing ability and is obviously very passionate about what she does."
- She Makes Music

'Regardless of the comparison, there is a pungent scent of brilliance in every note picked.'
- Give It Back Magazine

"This talented young artist is one to watch"
- King Monkey Promotions

'There are many out there trying to communicate but few are able to do it with such ease and natural articulation. As a songwriter, Yvonne seems to have inherited something from a bygone era, when pop songs were works of art in themselves, more than just forms of wall-paper and entertainment.'
- James Black - Chaos Theory Promotions.

Screen name:
Yvonne McDonnell
Member since:
Sep 02 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Nick Cave
Arcade Fire
Janis Joplin
Velvet Underground
Joy Division