Donna De Lory
Donna De Lory is a singer and songwriter whose music is a seamless blend of East and West, a hybrid of English lyrics and devotional Sanskrit mantras set to modern melodies.She was born into a musical Hollywood family, and by the age of eight, De Lory was singing professionally, going on to amass a body of session work that includes commercials, film soundtracks, and album tracks for Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Selina, Kim Carnes, Jewel, the Tubes, and Belinda Carlisle, among others.
De Lory began to work with Madonna in 1987, traveling the globe as a backup singer and dancer for Madonna, appearing in the documentary film Truth or Dare and on stage with the pop icon during her legendary Who’s That Girl, Blonde Ambition, Girlie Show, Drowned World, Re-Invention, and Confessions tours.
But for all her pop success, Donna De Lory felt that she wasn’t fully realizing her spiritual and artistic potential. At the dawn of the 21st century, she forged a new direction with her album Bliss. Embracing styles as diverse as Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian classical and contemporary electronica, De Lory’s musical perspective is as wide as the world itself, combining pop savvy with a deeply felt sense of spirituality, earning her a strong fan base in the yoga/consciousness community and beyond.
She enjoys making what she calls “meditative music” that can smartly, and sensuously, lend itself to dance-friendly remixes and heal through contemplation and celebration. Her CDs include Sanctuary, In the Glow, Sky Is Open, and The Unchanging.
What People are Saying About Donna De Lory
“Donna has one of the most beautiful and alluring voices that has ever been heard on the planet.”
—Krishna Das, Grammy-nominated artist of Live Ananda
“[Donna] is grounding, sublime and soulful with a voice that oscillates between passionate laments reminiscent of Janis Joplin and the crystal clarity of Enya.”
—Sharon Gannon, cocreator of Jivamukti Yoga
“[De Lory] allows her voice to embrace the sacred nature of her service and the results are mystical and transpersonal”
—LA Yoga magazine
“I’ve always admired Donna’s voice; her songwriting is poignant and heartfelt.”