Almost inevitably, Peter Donegan has been performing since the age of five, given that the ‘Godfather of British Rock n Roll’, ‘King Of Skiffle’, the late Lonnie Donegan, is his father. Lonnie inspired every British Invasion band from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin.
Peter has broken out on to the Country Music scene with his much anticipated
E.P, “Superman”, recorded in Nashville, TN. USA, which gained such reviews as “If you like Eric Church, try this!” (justlistentothis.co.uk).
This album got the attention of Country2Country festival - London where he was an immediate hit and that lead to Peter being scouted by The Voice UK, where he became a member of Sir Tom Jones’ team, securing a viral duet with Sir Tom of one his biggest hits, a song, written by Peters late father – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.
Peter has now released his new album - ‘LIVE’, recorded at the old Decca recording studios, London where he invited a host of fans to watch a live performance in the same studio that his late father recorded his industry-changing first hit – ‘Rock Island Line’. This album received rave reviews such as “...this album is almost unparalleled…” (americana-uk.com)
Peter has joined forces with many great artists including but limited to, Peter Andre, Heather Small of M People, and Andy Abraham, on the Homeless Worldwide single – ‘He Ain’t Heavy (He’s My Brother)’. Peter continues to be a proud ambassador for this fast-growing charity organization which raises money and awareness for the homeless and veteran charities in the U.K.
Peter is also an accomplished event producer. This year successfully producing, directing and performing in a sellout event at London’s Cadogan Hall, to celebrate his late father - Lonnie Donegan and the 65th anniversary of the recording of the hit that changed the British Music Industry - Rock Island Line, alongside such legends as: Van Morrison, Billy Bragg, Leo Sayer, Chris Farlowe to name only a few.
As a scholar of the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, Peter has just finished another successful Buddy Holly Songwriting retreat in Lubbock, TX. He wrote songs with legends such as Sonny West (composer of most of Buddy Holly’s hits including ‘Rave On’) and Mark Nevin (Previously of Fairground Attraction and composer of ‘Perfect’). All of these songs plus many more are being compiled and ready for Peter’s next album.
Our "Little Man" - Eric, is 4 years old and has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
As many parents will understand and some will fully know what we are going through, this is heart breaking to know that your child is not going to have it easy growing up and isn't making friends and even more, we can't talk to him.
He cries and we don't know why, he wants something and we don't know what, we tell him how much we love him and we don't know if he understands.
Eric needs to start school in September this year and as such we need to keep helping him to communicate and socialize.
**In our extensive research involving reading many books and speaking to other parents and specialists, one therapy kept raising its head more than most.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy!
People are swearing by it for their children up and down the spectrum.
To read more I've included this link:
“AUTISM CHANGED MY DAUGHTERS LIFE”
Since Eric started therapy thanks to the funding raised from last years 'Night For Lonnie” event, Eric has now started socializing with us and is starting to accept being around and playing along side the other children at nursery. He has also started to say individual words and use them to request things he needs such as food and water.
Your help is appreciated beyond any thanks or gestures. Our little man is our world and our reason for being and your help by attending these events and donating through the link below, means you will have a place in our little Eric's heart forever.