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Tanya Donelly


A founding person in three of the very most successful bands from the post-punk era, singer/songwriter Tanya Donelly was created July 14, 1966, in Newport, Rhode Isle. At age 16, she and stepsister Kristin Hersh shaped Throwing Muses, which in 1985 became the very first American music group ever agreed upon to the important United kingdom label 4AD; not merely do the Muses’ dreamy, swirling electric guitar sound prove extremely influential on lots of the substitute works to emerge within their wake, however they also produced a variety of unparalleled advances in to the male-dominated globe of underground rock and roll. The group was mainly Hersh’s task, nevertheless, and in 1989 Donelly sidelined with Pixies bassist Kim Offer in the Breeders, showing up on the debut LP, Pod. While originally designed being a community forum for both Donelly and Offer, the latter shortly assumed control of the group, and by 1991 Donelly got exited both Breeders and Throwing Muses to create her own music group, Tummy. After issuing a set of well-received EPs, Tummy released their 1993 full-length debut, Superstar — an excellent assortment of luminous, fairy tale-like electric guitar pop tracks — as well as for the very first time in her profession, Donelly earned industrial achievement commensurate to her typical critical accolades; not merely do the record proceed gold on the effectiveness of the strike solitary “Feed the Tree,” however the music group actually garnered a Grammy nomination for Finest New Artist. Nevertheless, when 1995’s Ruler failed to surpass high anticipations, Donelly disbanded Tummy to pursue a profession as a single musician; Lovesongs for Underdogs, her debut LP, made an appearance in 1997. Following a tour to get the record, she and hubby Dean Fisher got a rest and journeyed to Central America. 2 yrs afterwards, she and Fisher welcomed a girl whom they called Gracie. Motherhood was today Donelly’s concentrate, but she still discovered period for music. Among raising a kid and weekend travels to the studio room, she released the Surprise EP in 2002. Per month afterwards, her long-awaited sophomore work, Beautysleep, premiered. Whiskey Tango Spirits implemented in 2004. On her behalf fourth record, Donelly and a bunch of music artists gathered at a vintage resort in Bellows Falls, Vermont to record This Hungry Lifestyle before a little club viewers. The ten-song established came on Eleven Thirty Information in Oct 2006. In August 2013, Donelly released the very first in some EPs she known as The Swan Tune Series, where she collaborated using a diverse selection of music artists, writers, and performers. Participants within the task included vocalist/songwriters Expenses Janovitz and Robyn Hitchcock, in addition to novelists and periodic songwriters Rick Moody and Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding). The Swan Track Series EPs had been later on collected right into a three-CD (or three-LP) arranged from American Laundromat Information, released in-may 2016.

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Full Name Tanya Donelly
Date Of Birth July 14, 1966
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Dean Fisher
Children Harriet Pearl Fisher
Siblings Kristin Hersh
Music Groups Throwing Muses, The Breeders, Belly
Music Songs Pretty Deep, Mass Ave, Moonbeam Monkey, The Bright Light, Slow Dog, Josie and the Pussycats, The Storm, The Lovecats
Albums This Hungry Life, Whiskey Tango Ghosts, Beautysleep, Lovesongs for Underdogs, King, Star, The Real Ramona, Pod, House Tornado, The Fat Skier, Swan Song Series, Swan Song Series Vol.5, Swan Song Series Vol. 3, Swan Song Series, Vol. 4, Swan Song Series, Volume 2, Swan Song Series, Volume 1

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1 Released second solo album "Beauty Sleep"
2 Released 3rd solo album "Whiskey Tango Ghosts". [July 2004]
3 Friend of Kim Deal and Juliana Hatfield.
4 Stepsister of Kristin Hersh.
5 Gave birth to Harriet Pearl Fisher 31st March 2006. She weighed 8 pounds 13 oz.
6 Played lead guitar on The Breeders' first album "Pod" (1990) but left in 1992 to form her own band, Belly. She was replaced by Kelley Deal.
7 Married friend Juliana Hatfield's bassist Dean Fisher, with whom she has a daughter.



Rick and Morty 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dean Quixote 2000 performer: "Influenza" / writer: "Influenza"
Twister 1996 writer: "Broken" - as Tanya Donnely
Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits 1995 Video performer: "Josie and the Pussycats"
Mallrats 1995 writer: "Broken"
Tank Girl 1995 writer: "Thief"
The Doom Generation 1995 writer: "Dancing Gold"
Son in Law 1993 writer: "Feed the Tree"



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Later... With Jools Holland 1993-1997 TV Series Herself
Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits 1995 Video Herself

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