Stella Donnelly

SAT Stage 2 10:00 – 10:50am
Lecture Hall 6:00 – 6:50pm
Stage 4 6:30 – 7:20pm

Stella Donnelly was raised between Morriston, Swansea in Wales and the burbs of Quinns Rocks, Western Australia. Donnelly got her start singing Green Day songs in her Aussie high school rock band, eventually turning her interest to jazz and contemporary as an adult studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

At the beginning of 2017, Stella released her debut EP ‘Thrush Metal’ that was met with critical acclaim. The five-track release was written over the space of two years; a musical undertaking resulting in a bold and unapologetic repertoire of songs that has pushed her to the forefront of the new guard of Australian songwriters. Stella’s brutally honest and witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punchlines. Her relatable way of writing is her lens through which she sees the world and gives the audience a glimpse into what it’s like to be a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.