Donna De Lory has been around the big top of American pop music for most of her life. Raised in a musical home, her grandfather played cello and upright bass for the Warner Bros. Studios orchestra, her mother was a singer and dancer, and her father, keyboardist and producer Al De Lory made records with Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew and even played on the Beach Boys' landmark Pet Sounds album.
Donna made her own professional debut at age 8 singing a Recipe dog food commercial. And by the time she hit junior high, she had been immortalized as the voice warbling the theme song for Disneyland's "It's A Small World" ride; she also sang vocals on albums by Barry Manilow, Kim Carnes and Santana. De Lory's vocal on a demo tape led to her landing her breakthrough gig as one of Madonna's two singing/dancing stage companions. She performed on
all of Madonna's biggest tours - from "Who's That Girl?" to "The Re-Invention Tour," and took part in the bold and brassy "Truth or Dare" documentary.
During that time, she released a self-titled debut album on MCA Records that produced a No.1 single in Japan and a top 10 dance hit in the U.S. The touring for that CD also introduced Donna to a world of music she hadn't heard before: "At one point, I went to places like Brazil and Israel to promote my solo record," explains De Lory. "And I was getting influenced by a lot of world music. I started studying Asian dance prior to making my first video and that put me on a whole new path musically as well."
After parting ways with MCA in the mid-90s, Donna really began to hone her own sound, collaborating on a new album with cellist, Cameron Stone. Her pop experience and emerging interest in world sounds combined with his classical training to form a beautiful musical hybrid called "Bliss."
Her latest cd, "In the Glow" was inspired at fans requests after hearing her sing in devotional settings. The songs on "Glow" are a combination of pop and inspirational, chant and prayer. We hope you will enjoy listening.