Donell Lewis is the new face of RnB music in New Zealand, and for good reason. The 22 year old, Wellington born Samoan Musician is one of the most musically versatile acts around. Dubbed by some as a one man team; He not only writes and performs his own music as well as that of others, but also produces, engineers, mixes and masters. Donell possesses a game changing 'International' sound like none other in currently in the industry.
Donell moved at a young age to Papatoetoe where he was raised before moving to the North Shore where he attended Rangitoto College. This is where the budding artist first discovered his musical gift. After receiving remarkable feedback on a school Music Production assignment, he decided to continue pursuing his new found talent. He continued to make music on run down equipment in his garage at home and around this time his school attendance became poor as he often found himself staying home from school to make music.
Fast forward 2 years and Donell was attending MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ) where he further developed his Production and Engineering skills, although he did not graduate as he veered away from course content to focus more so on his own music.