Donna Kay spent her earliest years in front of the television, memorizing every commercial jingle during the Golden Age of TV Advertising. She began formal music studies at age 8, and has been playing something-or-other ever since.
From piano, Donna moved to voice studies, picked up the bass in a post-punk grunge band, made beautiful sounds for Atlanta's Liar's Club, and played keyboards and sang back up for the Americana band Wonderful Johnson in a paradise called Naples, Florida.
In 2008, Donna Kay moved to Greenville, SC, where she met jazz bassist Shannon Hoover, who mentored her and helped her become a reputable, but little-known jazz singer. Her collaboration with jazz and experimental percussionist Daniel Z led her to an artist in residence in Berlin, Germany, in the summer of 2014. The duet, called Vibe Vox, performed stripped-down versions of their electronic soundscapes in Berlin and Prague.