Donel
Donel
Donel – Bang Like A Drum ft Swarmz (impacts 18th Sept on Polydor)
The ultimate young popstar and The Voice UK finalist Donel Mangena, who won the nations hearts with his incredible performances, is ready to unleash his debut-single, ‘Bang Like A Drum’. Co-written by Donel and featuring up-and-coming London rapper Swarmz, the track is an afro-swing leaning pop smash.  With his coach and mentor, multi-platinum music producer and songwriter Will.i.am backing him all the way, 16-year old Donel from Southampton, was the must-see artist to watch every week on show (alongside his dancing Grandma). Even Prince Harry was a fan, and personally invited Donel to join the line-up for the Queen’s 92nd Birthday concert earlier this year at the Royal Albert Hall.  Donel has been focused on getting into the studio to write and record, something that is paying off, with him working with Craig David later this summer, and will perform on The Voice Kids live final.

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THE VOICE UK FINALIST, DONEL RELEASES HIS MAJOR-LABEL DEBUT SINGLE ‘BANG LIKE A DRUM’

CO-WRITTEN BY DONEL AND FEATURING RAPPER SWARMZ, ‘BANG LIKE A DRUM’ WILL BE OUT JULY 20TH

The ultimate young popstar and The Voice UK finalist Donel Mangena, who won the nations hearts with his incredible performances, is ready to unleash his debut-single, ‘Bang Like A Drum’ on July 20th via Polydor Records.
Co-written by Donel and featuring up-and-coming London rapper Swarmz, the track is an afro-swing leaning pop smash!

With his coach and mentor, multi-platinum music producer and songwriter Will.i.am backing him all the way, 16-year old Donel from Southampton, was the must-see artist to watch every week on show (alongside his dancing Grandma!).  Will.i.am who was the last person to work with Michael Jackson likened Donel to the late-King of Pop, he said: “Donel could be the biggest artist on earth’. he continues: “The way he is in the studio, how attentive he is, mentally, spiritually, his excitement and dedication. That’s what Michael was like.”

The sentiment for Donel was echoed by the other coaches with Jennifer Hudson calling him a “star”, whilst Olly Murs also claimed he has the full popstar package.

Even Prince Harry was a fan, and personally invited Donel to join the line-up for the Queen’s 92nd Birthday concert earlier this year at the Royal Albert Hall.  Prince Harry introduced him on stage as: “one to watch, a star of the future”.
Raised in Zimbabwe, Donel has been around music from a very young age and now at the tender age of 16, he’s already showing that he’s a triple-threat – an artist who can sing, dance and entertain. 

Donel has been focused on getting into the studio to write and record, something that is paying off, with him working with Craig David later this summer. But for now, the attention is fully on his debut single, ‘Bang Like A Drum’.

Donel will be returning to perform his single exclusively at The Voice Kids Live Final on Saturday 21st July ITV, 8pm