Peter Donegan
Acoustic / Rock / Pop

 Peter began his education in the entertainment business at the age of five at the Barbara Speak stage school in London.

After this Peter was educated by his father Lonnie Donegan, M.B.E. as well as receiving private tuition on the piano, achieving grade 7 as well as attending the summer school at Sylvia Young's theatre school at the age of thirteen.

Once Peter turned eighteen, he was invited to join the Lonnie Donegan Band, performing as keyboard player with the band and as the opening act before each concert.

Peter spent two years in the band where he was able to learn hands on from the experience of his father Lonnie and during that time he also worked with Van Morrison.

After the untimely death of Lonnie during a tour, the family organized, a tribute at the Royal Albert Hall in London, during which, Peter and the Lonnie Donegan Band were provided backing for a kaleidoscope of well known artists, which included, Chas 'n' Dave, Billy Bragg, Rolf Harris, Ralf McTell, Barron Nights, Rick Wakeman, Mark Knopfler, Joe Brown, Roger Daltry, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, Chris Barber, Bruce Welch and Chris Farlow.

During the concert, Peter performed a number of songs including one Lonnie's Frankie and Johnny with Hogan's Heroes.

In 2007, Peter performed on tour with Crystal Gayle on her British tour as her opening act and performed a song with Crystal and her band during her set.
Peter has performed with a variety of musicians at The Sage, Gateshead as a guest: - Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings, featuring Eddie Floyd, Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes.

Peter the formed his own band, the Peter Donegan Band playing a mixture of material that Lonnie played but in Peter’s own style and new material written by Peter. In 2006They recorded a live album, The Elephant on the Tyne. They played at venues across the North East as well as appearing at a number of festivals, developing a fan base along the way.

In 2009 Peter decided that he wanted to take a different musical direction and teamed up with the original Lonnie Donegan Band and took to the road with The Lonnie Donegan Band featuring Peter Donegan. In June 2009 he finished recording a new album with the band, which will be available from July 2009.

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