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Monique Donnelly Performs Vocals on Sir Paul MacCartney's forthcoming album

I am pinching myself right now!! The chance to sing for Sir Paul McCartney?!? Are you kidding me!? This HAS to be one of the biggest highlights of my career! I can get pretty excited about a session call but will keep my expectations low knowing that the artist won’t always be there. My heart began to race a little faster; however, when we were greeted at the door by a large security guard who checked our purses and requested no photos. He was here! He was actually going to be at the session! The recording studio was not a studio at all. It was held in a large cathedral in the heart of LA. The acoustics were fantastic. Sir Paul was a complete gentleman and even invited us back into their make-shift “booth” at the end to let us hear the final product. As we left, he made it a point to shake each of our hands and say thank you. Not only was he completely sweet and humble, but he even had his completed CD mailed out to our homes! We may not have been allowed to take pictures in the church, but that didn’t stop us from taking a group pic outside!

Mickey Mouse – Outta Time

Vocalist Monique Donnelly Performs on Disney's Mickey Mouse Outta Time
I always get excited when I get a call from my friends Elyse and Chris Willis because I know something amazing is about to happen. Chris’ compositions have to turn on a dime depending on what the cartoon throws at him so it’s always something different. My last session with them was yodeling, but this time the request was to sing sustained high “C’s” and high “D’s”. If you’re able to take a moment to enjoy this quirky cartoon, be listening for the operatic section towards the end.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Monique Donnelly
Working on Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was a blast. There’s so much we got through in this session, it was so exciting to see all of the parts that made it in. I got a few neat solos like the one for the lady who sings “Well… we hang up bows of evergreen on every single doorway.” Plus, a little duet I did with my best friend Baraka. We’re both little kids, I’m the older sister and she’s the younger brother who sings, “Eight nights in a row we light the menorah on our mantle,” and it’s even possible that there’s a little Monique kitten at the end… ha! Meow!

Ready Player One

Monique Donnelly sang one the film ready player one
Fun session today at Warner Brother’s scoring stage. I can’t believe Steven Spielberg was actually there. Allan Silvestri’s music was so beautiful to sing – We sang everything from ominous to angelic.- and my strand partner Diane and I just happened to be a little matchy, matchy…Ha!

Living Biblically TV Show

Sang on a TV show called Living Biblically
This week I got to do a fun shoot for a TV show called Living Biblically. We were on set for two days as a part of their gospel choir. It’s a comedy where the main character is faced with the challenge of “living by the book”…no lies, cheating, etc. The show was really funny and a joy to work on.

Katy Perry Sessions

Katy Perry

This year I have have been so thrilled to have been able to work with Katy Pery. First, we had the opportunity to sing with her on the song “Pendulum” from her recent album Witness, which debuted to rave reviews. She did some really fun things to promote this one. We surprised her with an impromptu serenade at her amazing Los Angeles studio and sang with her on a fan appreciation live stream for her YouTube channel just after. She’s a such a gracious person and a wonderful person to work with.

The Last Jedi Sessions

Monique Donnelly sings on the soundtrack to starters roque one
May the Fourth Be With You! In celebration of this special day, I thought I’d post on this very special session. So of course one cannot say much here, nor could one take much by way of photos (haha). But I can say that I am so excited to have been able to sing on this amazing score and of course cannot wait to see this movie on December 15th!


Getting a chance to sing for the Mr. Harry Styles was a treat. He showed us all the chivalry of a true English gentleman. When one of our singers was feeling under the weather, Harry rushed out to bring him water and take care of him personally. What a great guy! He also credited us singers directly prior to the albums official release. How’s that for being gracious! His much anticipated solo album releases later this month and his first single, Sign of the times is out now.

Spiderman: Homecoming


These kind of intimate sessions are always a blast. Such a cool vibe in the studio with just a few singers working on a piece not for the score but for something inserted into the film.

War for the Planet of the Apes


The men on that gig did such a killer job in this session, with their earthy tribal grunts and it’s always a little thrill of mine when we get to sing on the film company’s logo, this one being the iconic 20th Century Fox Film logo. Also how exciting to see this little gem in the Fox studios halls, an orchestra of Apes from the original film!