VIRGIL DONATI

Drummer, Educator

Virgil’s drumming has arguably been at the leading edge for many decades, with his accomplished compositional and orchestration skills also gaining recognition. Never one to seek approval or security, he has maintained an introspective, independent mind, transcending traditional boundaries, always alert to the possibilities beyond the norm.

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About

At the age of 16, Virgil turned pro to enable him to tour and focus on music, and he has since devoted his whole life to his art. The motivation has been his endless and restless pursuit to express himself through his playing.

During his formal years in his homeland Australia, he carved a path in the pop-rock scene culminating in multi-platinum success with his band Southern Sons, at the same time pushing progressive and fusion boundaries with Loose Change, and On The Virg.

He has recorded and toured with the likes of Planet X, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth, Tony MacAlpine, Kiko Loureiro, Bunny Brunel, Scott Henderson, Steve Walsh, and the Virgil Donati Band, amongst many others.

Virgil has published several educational videos and books. His online store features DVDs, CD’s and digital downloads.

"These microphones are quite something. The build quality is an important feature, the looks are outstanding, and most importantly, clarity and punch I'm hearing during playback when recording drums, is impressive and inspiring."

— Virgil Donati