Seen. Chewed. Reviewed: Stella Donnelly @ The Drake

March 24th, 2019 – Stella Donnelly plays The Drake Underground in Toronto

Stella Donnelly walked the stage alone to a roaring welcome of cheers. Donnelly was all smiles as she took her place behind the mic. That was until her first note played and she transcended herself into a special place with just her and her guitar.

It’s no secret that Australia has some of the best artists. With Sticky Fingers, Methyl Ethel and Maisonair all touring Toronto within days of one another it’s fair to say we welcome them with open arms and ears. Hailing from Perth, Australia the singer-songwriter has that special gift that people who make heavily beautiful music must: a slight comedic ability to keep spirits high. Donnelly’s set was emotion invoking and beautiful, songs ended with the audience silent as they came out of their spell she cast on them with each song. Between sets, Donnelly’s charm brought laughs and a endearing personality that kept audiences spirits high. Touring to promote her latest release, Beware of the Dogs, an unapologetically honest album with stories told by mellow guitar and soft hymns, Donnelly is a must see live.

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