Riley & Donna

Riley & Donna



2011 is promising to be a productive year for Newcastle based duo Riley and Donna. Drawing upon their varied musical influences, the two construct melodies which contribute to their unique folk-pop sound.

Since their humble beginnings busking around Newcastle and Sydney, they have been gradually building up a sound that is truly theirs. From jamming together in high school, they formed acoustic ...duo ‘Riley and Donna’, starting out by playing cafes around Lake Macquarie, and Nelson Bays’ 2010 whale watch festival.

As well as being an acoustic act, the pair have since formed a stage band with Bryce Faulkner on drums and Liam O'Shea on electric guitar, and played; Lizottes, The Lass, and the Great Northern, among others.

Recently taking their music up north to Queensland on an all acoustic tour, Riley and Donna have played amongst up and coming acts such as Frankie and The Moon (Gold Coast) and Jim Dowling (Byron Bay).

With an EP in the works, the duo plan on continuing the success of their Queensland music travels with a Melbourne string of shows.