Donkeyboy all the way from Norway

October 2, 2015

 

Donkeyboy, formed in 2005, is a synthpop band from Norway. The band consists of Cato Sundberg (vocals, rhythm guitar), Kent Sundberg (synth, vocals), Peter Michelsen (guitar, backing vocals) and Thomas Drabløs (drums). Donkeyboy were signed to Warner Music after an employee came across their music on MySpace. Their debut single, "Ambitions" is built around a bassline similar to those used on Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and some of Madonna's 1980s songs. The song features guest vocals by Linnea Dale. "Ambitions" debuted on the Norwegian singles chart at number seven on 6 April 2009, and reached the number one spot on 29 June, after 13 weeks on the charts. "Ambitions" remained at the number one spot for 12 consecutive weeks, before being replaced by the band's second single "Sometimes" on September 22. This was the first time ever for a Norwegian artist to occupy the top two spots on the singles chart. Donkeyboy's debut album "Caught in a Life" was released on 19 October 2009 and reached number one. The band supported fellow Norwegians A-ha in the UK and Oslo legs of their Foot of the Mountain tour in November 2009.


In 2011 Donkeyboy won an European Border Breakers Award for their international success. There second album Silver Moon was released on March 2, 2012 which reached number 2 and contained hit single City Boy. Donkeyboy released the single "Triggerfinger" featuring vocals by Kiesza on August 22, 2013. 

 

The new single Downtown is out, and is gathering poistive critics that will lead it to become a hit single.
 

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