“I think in this day and age in the industry there is alot of emphasis on looks and gimmicks I think that music for me is a way of life and don’t want to lose the person I am. I am not in it for the money or Glamour Just to be able to share my songs with the world. Once I lose sight of me then your music changes.”- @DonjoMusic
Listen to the Interview
Episode #291 : A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2016/01/21/episode-291-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax
GETTING TO KNOW TONY FROM DONJO
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
I love it, music has been my life. It’s a tough world out there but if music is in your heart then all can be overcome. LOVE FOR MUSIC LOVE CONQUERS ALL!!
It has shown me how beautiful people are from all over the globe we are all one happy family and shows that music keeps harmony and closeness.
Challenges that you’ve had to overcome…
Absolutely its scary putting your music online and letting the world hear the way you play and sound but all my friends say to me Go for your dreams 🙂
Singles vs an album…
I love both I love the whole process from words to chords BASS DRUMS VIOLINS GUITARS AND …..The journey of making a song… Talk about the differences in your marketing strategy to support your preference. I love a challenge recently my Cousin Carlo and I did a song Called Ritorna Qui and he is a Fantastic Piano Accordionist and we helped each other through the process and every time I play that song it makes me feel anything is possible .
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with….
Chris Issak because he would be such an inspiration and I have been to several of his concerts and he is such a professional showman and ask him what inspires you? He Is such humble musician.
Yes I think in this day and age in the industry there is alot of emphasis on looks and gimmicks I think that music for me is a way of life and don’t want to lose the person I am. I am not in it for the money or Glamour Just to be able to share my songs with the world. Once I lose sight of me then your music changes.
I am most afraid of… SPIDERS . Hate Them
My personal definition of success is..
Last Year my Cousin and I Auditioned for a Show Australia Got Talent we were so happy to know that two guys were chosen out of thousands of Austrians to be considered for the Show ” Cumpare e Cumpare” Which gave me so much confidence that hey wow we did something that I thought we may only dream of . It was an Italian Song By Julius La Rosa ” Eh Cumpari.
My over all goal for my life & career is…
IS TO HAVE A SONG IN A MOTION PICTURE AND ONE DAY I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY MY MUSIC IN THE USA.
3 Ways that I challenge myself and how each one moves me forward towards my goal.
1)LOVE FOR MY DREAMS
2) NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE YOU ARE YOUR OWN JUDGE TO STOP YOU ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS
3)BELIEF IN MY DREAMS AND GOING FOR THEM AND KNOWING ONE DAY SOON THEY WILL COME TRUE !
I started writing and playing music at the age of 13….
I loved music form all genres Mostly 50S and Sixties Rock n roll. EX Johnny Cash- Everly Brothers- Dion and the Belmonts – Jim Reeves – Chuck Berry . But I love every Genre Right Up to classical Mario Lanza and to Modern Classics As ROY ORBINSON. Metallica and Tupac.
This song Elizabeth is very special song to me it is about a friend of mine that just disappeared one day. I tried to find her and I wrote this hoping one day somewhere out there in this world she may hear it and contact me. She was going through a hard time in her life at the time and we were great friends. The last time I saw her she just didn’t seem well, I just hope wherever she is, she is ok?
For me music has always been a way of life…
and my dream one day my music to be featured in a motion picture. I am not expecting all to like my genre of music to me its fun and if i can touch the heart of one soul with my music then it would make me so happy and i have shared a great thing. The Album The Beginning is about my Life the years between 1999-2015. An adventure that now I want to share with the WORLD.
I have Traveled all over the globe. I love just playing music and love the gym and Soccer I am A Die Hard Napoli Soccer Fan. My Family is so important to me My Mum and Dad MY BROTHERS and My Children Paris and Louis and My Grandson Leon. Also My Friends Mafia Mick and Cumpare Carlo – Frank- Gino- Tracey and Elizabeth.
Even though there are billions of people who all speak different languages but one language we all understand is music.
I started writing music at a very early age and I have included some of my works here for all to have a listen to and I know not every one would find it there cup of tea but if you can write a song and touches the heart of one person then I believe then you have been able to portray a msg from within to help someone somewhere.
I haven’t got a favorite genre of music I tend to play anything from Mario Lanza to Metalica.
There is although a msg in every artists work for all. Thank you so much to ALL musicians and songwriters/composers out there to share there talents with all.
So about me I think that every artist or composer or musician has a dream. My dream is that one one I will be able to have a song in a Motion Picture and if that ever happens That would be a dream come true.
Some of my titles Such as “Until the end” a Personal Favorite was recorded back in 1999 Then up to the Elizabeth and the Maze in 2014. But over the years I have felt i wanted to write from my heart about my life and hope that maybe someone out there may understand the thoughts and feelings I like to put in my Music and Arrangements.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this and thank you all just being you and have fun no matter where you live or what you compose .
“Every note is a breath
Every Chord is a Word
Every Chorus is a Day
Every song is a Year
Every album is Someones Story to tell”
This is Mine
Tony (Donjo Music) Australia
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