About Donnell Spencer, Jr.
Philadelphia born Donnell Spencer, Jr., is a self-taught drummer and avid lover of music. In addition, he is a talented singer and songwriter.
This well regarded drummer/singer has toured or worked with the likes of:
Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Jody Watley, El DeBarge, Destiny’s Child, Patti Austin, Brian Culbertson, En Vogue, Tevin Campbell, Jonathan Butler, and Boney James; to name a few.
His recording experience includes: Bermuda Nights / Gerald Albright, Journey / Bobby Lyle, Somethin’ ‘Bout Love, Nice & Slow / Brian Culbertson, Sweet Thing, Boney’s Funky Christmas / Boney James and Paradise / Kenny G.
He has performed live on many award shows and television, including: The American Music Awards with the late Teddy Pendagrass and the Soul Train Music Awards with Chaka Khan.
Donnell is also an award winning and chart topping songwriter. He has won the prestigious John Lennon Songwriter award, for two of his original songs in the categories of Hip Hop and Smooth Jazz. He has also had a #1 song on the Billboard R&B Chart, “Turned Away” Chuckii Booker. He co-wrote and produced the titled songs with Brian Culbertson, “Nice and Slow” and “Somethin’ ‘Bout Love.”
Today, this multi-talented musician is currently touring with Asian pop stars Jane Zhang and Jolin Tsai and is featured in the “MY TANGOO” puzzle game app for iPhone.