Cristina Donà

Cristina Donà

Real Name:
Cristina Trombini
Profile:
Italian singer and songwriter.(Rho, September 23, 1967). She developed a passion for music since she was a teenager, her favorites singers being, among others,Bruce Springsteen, Sinéad O'Connor, Joni Mitchell, Michelle Shocked, Tom Waits, Lucio Battisti, and Beatles. She studied at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milano, where, during a student protest in 1990, she met Manuel Agnelli, leader of the Italian indie rock band Afterhours. Later she started her own singer career opening Afterhours’ concerts in their During Christine’s Sleep tour.
Besides the live performances in clubs in Milano and surroundings, Donà, encouraged by Manuel Agnelli himself, begins working to her own songs, and releases her first album, Tregua, in 1997. The album is an immediate success. Robert Wyatt listens to it and includes it among his favorites of the year on Mojo. The music critic Charlie Gillett broadcasts some songs on BBC radio. In the meanwhile Donà performs live in an Italian tour, and opens concerts for Ben Harper and David Byrne.
In 1999 she duets with the songwriter Eric Wood in his album Illustrated night, and starts working to the second album,Nido. Robert Wyatt gives his contribution to this album with the arrangements in the song Goccia and with the participation to a videoclip, shot on the East Coast of England, and released in the Goccia EP. In 2001 Donà is invited (first and only Italian artist so far) to the Meltdown Festival, where she performs the same night as Anja Garbarek and Mark Eitzel. Davey Ray Moor, attending the concert that night, is very much impressed by Donà’s performance, and this is the starting point of a long-lasting collaboration between the two artists. While working with him to the third album, in January 2002 Donà is invited to participate to the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen (The Netherlands).
The third album, Dove sei tu, is released in 2003, and Davey Ray Moor performs as a special guest in some concerts during the promotional tour. Donà records a cover of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights, which is included in the single Invisibile. She also works, together with Davey Ray Moor, to the translation of the lyrics of Dove Sei Tu, in view of the first English work. The self-titled album is released in 2004 and distributed in 33 countries by Rykodisc International.
The English press welcomes the album with very good reviews. Mojo gives it four stars, Down Beat compares Donà to artists such as Marianne Faithfull and Ute Lemper, Sunday Times includes a song in the monthly CD attached to the cultural magazine.
At the end of 2004 she starts an extensive tour all around Europe, performing in Germany, France, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, and with a special performance at the Polar Spectacle Festival in Norway. The American musician Ken Stringfellow plays with her in most of the European concerts.
In 2005 she plays in Italy with Annie Whitehead’s Soupsongs, and is in UK for an acoustic tour, during which she’s invited to Robert Elms’ BBC London Live.
In 2006 she signed to the major label EMI that is re-distributing all her catalogue.
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Cristina Donà Discography Tracks

Albums

Cristina Donà Tregua (Album) Mescal Italy 1997 Sell This Version
Cristina Donà Nido (Album) Mescal, Mescal Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Cristina Donà Dove Sei Tu (Album) Mescal Italy 2003 Sell This Version
RCD10659 Cristina Donà Cristina Donà(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Mescal RCD10659 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ME 020 Manuel Agnelli, Cristina Donà, Marco Parente Manuel Agnelli, Cristina Donà, Marco Parente - Premio Grinzane Cavour 2002(CD, Album) Mucchio Extra ME 020 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
50999 503873 2 8 Cristina Donà La Quinta Stagione(CD, Album) EMI 50999 503873 2 8 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
50999 503873 2 8 Cristina Donà La Quinta Stagione(CD, Album, RP) EMI 50999 503873 2 8 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
50999-212341-2-5 Cristina Donà Piccola Faccia(CD, Album) EMI 50999-212341-2-5 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
5099907194221 Cristina Donà Torno A Casa A Piedi(CD, Album) Capitol Records 5099907194221 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
Cristina Donà Così Vicini (Album) Believe Recordings Italy 2014 Sell This Version
BLV2017082 Cristina Donà Tregua 1997-2017 Stelle buone(LP, Album + CD, Album) Believe Recordings BLV2017082 Italy 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5002316 Cristina Donà Raso E Chiome Bionde(CD, Single, Promo) Mescal, Mercury 5002316 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
300 482-2 Afterhours - Cristina Donà - Egle Sommacal - Il Grande Omi - La Crus - Marco Parente - Ritmo Tribale - Santa Sangre (2) - Scisma - Steve Piccolo - Six Minute War Madness Afterhours - Cristina Donà - Egle Sommacal - Il Grande Omi - La Crus - Marco Parente - Ritmo Tribale - Santa Sangre (2) - Scisma - Steve Piccolo - Six Minute War Madness - Un Amore Lungo Un Giorno(CD, Single) Sonica (2), Mercury, Consorzio Produttori Indipendenti 300 482-2 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
5002 611 Cristina Donà L'Ultima Giornata Di Sole(CD, Single, Promo) Mescal, Mercury, Universal 5002 611 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Cristina Donà Goccia (Single) Mescal Italy 2000 Sell This Version
5002 645 Cristina Donà Deliziosa Abbondanza(CD, Single, Promo) Mescal, Mercury 5002 645 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
673469 2 Cristina Donà Nel Mio Giardino(CD, Single) Mescal 673469 2 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
MES 673946 2 Cristina Donà Triathlon(CD, Maxi) Mescal MES 673946 2 Austria 2003 Sell This Version
674212 2 Cristina Donà Invisibile(CD, Single) Mescal 674212 2 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
DONA2, none Cristina Donà Triathlon / How Deep Is Your Love(CD, Single, Promo) Mescal, Rykodisc DONA2, none UK 2004 Sell This Version
5002 815 Gianni Maroccolo, Cristina Donà Gianni Maroccolo, Cristina Donà - Meloria's Ballade(CD, Single, Promo) Black Out (2), Universal 5002 815 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
MES 675692 2 Cristina Donà Triathlon (Uk Version)(CD, Maxi) Mescal MES 675692 2 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
none Cristina Donà I Duellanti(CD, Single, Promo) EMI none Italy 2007 Sell This Version
none Cristina Donà Universo(CD, Single, Promo) EMI none Italy 2007 Sell This Version
none Cristina Donà Sign Your Name(CDr, Single, Promo) EMI none Italy 2010 Sell This Version

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giangipal

giangipal

November 19, 2011
This discography is very insufficient :-(

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