Born and raised in New York City, Donny Marchand has enjoyed a long and successful career as a composer/lyricist and record producer. Donny currently lives in London and works all over Europe. He wrote the music and librettos for three musicals staged at The Hackney Empire, The Oxford Street Theater, and the Springfield Theater Club. In addition, he wrote music and lyrics for the musical “Sex and Violence at the Fantasy Cafe” which was performed at the Edinburgh and Bath festivals, and an Italian production of the musical “The Comedy of Errors” that toured thirty cities in Italy.
Donny has produced records for Shakin’Stevens, Gene Vincent, the Wild Angels, Betsy Cook, and Elaine Delmar. He has also written songs that have been recorded by Roger Daltrey, Russ Ballard, Eddie Floyd, Peaches & Herb, Steve Cropper, Bill Haley & the Comets, Wilson Pickett, The Wild Angels, James Last, Jerry Ross, Reperata & the Delrons, Pierre Grosgolas (France), The Executives (Australia), The Showstoppers, Jay & the Techniques, The Dupree’s, Shakin’ Stevens, Ron Richards, and Prelude. His song “Panic” was used in a trailer for the Disney film “Monsters University.