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Donald Bell

Donald Bell

Donald Bell

“Donald Bell”

AKA Donnie B

VocalistsongwriterProducer

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Watts, California. The youngest of six children, Donald Bell began singing at the tender age of eight, even then showing a vocal presence beyond his years. Raised in the church and part of a musical family, Donald developed a strong spiritual base singing gospel music.

A Music Major in college,

Donald developed a multifaceted style of writing and producing music including Reggae, R&B, Rap, Salsa, Pop, Hip-Hop and Gospel. This makes him without a doubt one of the most talented songwriter-producers around. He has been influenced by an array of well-known artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Luther Vandross, Earth Wind and Fire, The Gap Band, The Jackson’s, Marvin Gaye, New Edition and Aretha Franklin just to name a few.

His voice is instantly recognizable since his first release in the early 90’s entitled “The World Needs Love”, on BBI Record, and in 2000 he released his first full Cd project called “Life Stories” In which he wrote Arranged and Produced all the songs.

Donald Bell

Donald Bell

Also a talented actor, Donald appeared in several movies and TV shows, the last being “Norbit” in 2007 with superstar comedian Eddie Murphy

Donnie B is currently the lead singer of the legendary funk band “SLAVE”sharing the stage with such greats as: The Gap Band, Zapp, The Bar Kays, The Mary Jane Girls, Con-Funk-Shun, Lakeside, Morris Day & The Time, Atlantic Star, Cameo, Klymaxx, Larry Graham, Chico Debarge, Brick, The Dazz Band, Carl Carlton, Lenny Williams, The Dramatics, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Charlie Wilson & the late great Teena Marie, to name a few.

 

Donald says that his main base is GOD and that spirituality has kept him humble over the years. His favorite saying is: “Life is Music, Music is Love and Love is GOD”.

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