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Donovan's daughter releases single from debut album
UK EP Release October 09th
On Donovan Discs
The ultimate 60's love child, Astrella-Celeste is the daughter of the 'British Bob Dylan' Donovan. Having recorded with her father and opened for him on his Beat Café tour Astrella-Celeste is now entering the spotlight in her own right. The first release by Donovan's new label, Donovan Discs, is her single 'Dream,' which captures the lyrical and relaxing spirit of her father's music, whilst fusing jazz, pop and country in a way that is unique to her. Her songs are very personal, soulful and sensitive with a sweet, almost innocent quality that expresses a beautifully casual yet spiritual lifestyle.
Having performed on stage since her childhood (releasing a single in Italy aged 8 which led to the Pope asking to meet her) Astrella spent her youth in acting schools and dance troupes before working with her father providing backing vocals and touring with him.
Her career has been richly developed by working with other musicians in recording sessions, performances and/or home jams, amongst them David Gillmore, Brian Setzer, Donovan, Mark White, Happy Mondays, and Graham Nash to name but a few. Astrella-Celeste has written her debut album 'Blue Star' (the Spanish translation of Astrella Celeste) with Kevin Hunter (of Sheryl Crow fame).
She says, "My dad will always be my biggest influence but I also love Chet Baker, Nina Simone, Sade, Tori Amos, The Cardigans.... I could go on and on."
Astrella-Celeste recently opened for her father at the Jazz Café to critical acclaim and will be playing a series of dates in Autumn. The EP 'Blue Star' will be released on October 09 and Astrella and Donovan will be in London August 14 &mdahs; 16 and are available for interview.
For further information please contact Sue Harris on 020 8960 7449 / firstname.lastname@example.org
More Astrella Celeste News!!
Astrella has two releases in Oct.:
Oct 9 - DREAM, the single (featuring THE WAY WE ARE as the B-side)
Oct 30 - BLUE STAR, the mini LP (featuring over 20 mins worth of
brand new original recordings)