Emma Donovan

Australian Singer
Born Jan 1, 1981

Emma Donovan is an Indigenous Australian singer and songwriter. She is a member of the renowned Australian musical family the Donovan family. She started her singing career at age seven with her uncle's band, The Donovans. In 2000 she became a founding member of Stiff Gins, leaving the band three years later to release the solo album Changes in 2004. She performs with The Black Arm Band, and released a solo EP, Ngaaraanga, in 2009.… Read More

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1981 Birth Heritage Emma Donovan was born in 1981 at Liverpool, Australia, a suburb of Sydney. … Read More


1997 16 Years Old Education Emma's family moved frequently, and she attended multiple schools in New South Wales and WA, with an extended time spent at North Newtown Primary. In 1997, at age sixteen, Donovan was studying contemporary music at the Eora College for Performing Arts in Chippendale, New South Wales. … Read More
1999 18 Years Old In late 1999, Donovan formed the vocal acoustic band Stiff Gins with Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs after meeting at the Eora College. … Read More


2003 22 Years Old After touring both nationally and internationally, Donovan left the group in 2003 to work on solo material with industry professionals.
2004 23 Years Old Donovan released her debut solo album Changes in 2004. … Read More
2005 24 Years Old In 2005, Donovan embarked on an Australian tour to promote the album. … Read More
2006 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Which Way Program (2006) In 2006, Donovan went into the studio to record three songs with longtime writing partner Yanya Boston, a drummer she had met while performing with the Stiff Gins. … Read More
Donovan was invited to become the youngest member of The Black Arm Band in 2007. … Read More
…  She performs with The Black Arm Band, and released a solo EP, Ngaaraanga, in 2009. … Read More
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
A music video for the single was shot in Donovan's home region of Nambucca, and released in May 2010.
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