Peter Donegan


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We are delighted to bring yet another fantastic musician to the Victory Hall for what will be an amazing night of LIVE music.

Almost inevitably, Peter Donegan has been performing since the age of five, given that the ‘Godfather
of British Rock n Roll’, ‘King Of Skiffle’, the late Lonnie Donegan, is his father. Lonnie inspired every
British Invasion band from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin. Even The White Stripes’ Jack White cites
Lonnie as one of his major influences. All this runs through Peter's veins and is clearly evident in his
live performances, as well as in the studio. Amongst Peters own admirers are Nora Guthrie (daughter of seminal folk musician, Woody Guthrie) Crystal Gayle and Billy Bragg.

Primarily a singer/songwriter and piano player, Peter picked up the acoustic guitar after his Dad
passed away in 2002 and taught himself to play the mandolin, harmonica, banjo and ukulele.
Peter was unintentionally born in London as his Dad Lonnie was still on tour when his mother
(Lonnie's then Manager) went into labor early, although the family were actually living in California
where it was intended that he would be born. Peter was raised in Lake Tahoe, California then
between Orlando, Florida and Malaga, Spain where the family spent quite some time.
No surprise then, from all this, that Peter loves Country music so much and considers himself a true
British-American hybrid.

The Voice UK 2019

After auditioning for The Voice UK 2019, Peter performed “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
and got a turn from Sir Tom Jones whom had a hit with one of Peter’s father’s compositions – “I’ll
Never Fall In Love Again”.

After Tom discovered the connection, asked Peter to duet the song with him. What resulted was an
emotional acoustic duet which brought the world to tears.

The resulting clip went viral, being viewed millions of times across YouTube and social media.


Peter Donegan

Peter Donegan appearing at this event

The son of skiffle legend, Lonnie Donegan, now performing his father's songs and keeping alive the memory of one of the first stars of the hit parade.

See Peter Donegan tour dates

Thorner Victory Hall

  • Carr Lane
  • Thorner
  • Leeds
  • LS14 3EY

0113 289 2733