AWARD WINNING SHOWS
A TRIBUTE TO MR. NAT KING COLE
A RIVETING SOUL & R&B CONCERT
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The international award winning singer Donny Ray Evins seduces audiences around the world. His highlights include Two Time Las Vegas Variety Entertainer of the Year, headline artist for Legends in Concert Las Vegas and the Legends Broadway Tour, Master of Ceremony and Bass Singer for Bucks Rams recording group The Platters, performances at Merv Griffin's International Resorts, Multiple international Television appearances, performances with Auckland New Zealand's Philharmonic Orchestra and headline artist at Casinos, Night Clubs, International Charities, Corporate Events and five star Cruise lines world wide.
Donny"s early endeavors included sports. At the age of ten he was the New Mexico Judo champion for three years running as well as the Junior Olympic Champion.He received a full Gymnastics Scholarship to the University of New Mexico. He then won the California Junior College All-around Gymnastics Championship. Donny ended his sporting career as Team Captain at the University of Cal State Fullerton and won fifth ranked All- American status at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships. Donny stared in an Olympic commercial and achieved a Guinness World Record. Donnyray has also appeared in Sci-fi Movies Cherry 2000 and Red Alert- Rubicon.
From the age of ten Donny had dreamed being a singer. His decision to give it a try lead him to Las Vegas where he was hired by the internationally acclaimed singing group The Platters. Foe two years he toured the world as the groups Master of Ceremony and Bass singer. After leaving The Platters, Donny studied the voice and music of Nat King Cole. Donny's smooth bass baritone voice and warm stage presence and uncanny resemblance to Mr. Cole landed him a contract with Legends in Concert in Las Vegas. He stared on the Legends Broadway tour, won the New Comers Award and the Las Vegas Variety Entertainer of the Year for two years consecutively.
Donny then took up residence in Brisbane Australia building a strong following while perfecting his two shows Unforgettable and Unchained Soul. He performed on many Australian television shows including,The Midday Show, Good Morning Australia, The Melbourne Tonite Live Show and Brisbane's Lord Mayors Christmas Carols. Donny Ray has won the South Pacific Songwriting Contest, and was nominated twice for an Australian Mo Award- Best Male Vocal Performer.
After years of of living abroad Donny Ray Evins is back. And he brings with him two exceptional shows- Unchained Soul- performing the worlds greatest Soul and R&B classics, and-Unforgettable- an Las Vegas Award winning tribute to Nat King Cole. Both shows have traveled internationally to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and on international cruise line worldwide.
"Nat King Cole would be proud of Donny Ray Evins”
Las Vegas, Showbiz magazine
"I felt that I had just seen one of the true legends
of Soul and R&B. Donny Evins is - Mr. Soul"
Thomas Sorely - Lord Mayor, Brisbane
COOL IN THE SHADE
Classic Soul and R&B
SUCH A WONDER
Donny Evins - Original MUSIC
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