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Virgil Donati

Virgil Donati

Real/full name:
Virgil Donati
65 (born Oct 22nd, 1958)
Place of birth:
Australia (Melbourne, Victoria)


Virgil Donati was born on 22 October 1958 in Melbourne, Australia of Italian descent. He got his first drumset at age 2. He started playing soon after with his father's showband, and kept on doing these shows until he was around 6 years old.

He joined his first major rock band and signed with his first major record label at the age of 15. The band was first called Cloud Nine, but was later ...


He holds the drum sticks in the traditional style and is also proficient at the keyboard.

Donati is a fan of great jazz drummers. The first rock drummer to make a big impact on him was Ian Paice of Deep Purple.

His Pearl drum kit consists of a 22x18 bass drum, 10x9 tom, 12x9 tom, 14x12 tom, 16x16 floor tom, 18x16 floor tom, 14x5 Virgil Donati snare drum accompanied by a sopranino snare. He ...


Drums (2007-present)

2008 The Cosmic Year Drums

Devil's Slingshot

Drums, Songwriting


Drums (2016-present)

2017 Human Hardware Drums

Planet X


2000 Universe Drums
2002 Live from Oz (Live album) Drums
2002 Moonbabies Drums
2007 Quantum Drums

Seven the Hardway

Drums (2009-present)

2010 Seven the Hardway Drums

Virgil Donati

Songwriting, Drums

Cloud Nine

Drums (1974-1975)


Drums (1995)

Nathan Frost

Drums (2012)

2013 Synecron Drums

Ring of Fire


2001 The Oracle Drums
2002 Burning Live in Tokyo 2002 (Live album) Drums, Vocals
2002 Burning Live in Tokyo 2002 (Video) Drums, Vocals
2002 Dreamtower Drums
2004 Lapse of Reality Drums

Soul SirkUS

Drums (2005-2006)


Drums (1975-1977)

1976 Tickle Your Fancy Drums, Vocals
1977 Knights of Love Drums

Steve Vai


Derek Sherinian

1999 Planet X Drums
2009 Molecular Heinosity Drums (tracks 1-3)


1995 Changing Moods (EP) Drums (track 5)
1996 Demolition (Compilation) Drums (on 6)

Erik Norlander

2003 European Tour 2003 Souvenir CD (Live album) Drums (track 8)
2003 Music Machine Drums (CD1 tracks 1, 10, 11; CD2 tracks 4, 5)

Joop Wolters

2007 Out of Order Drums (track 10)

Kiko Loureiro

2012 Conflicted (Single) Drums
2012 Sounds of Innocence Drums
2014 The White Balance (Live album) Drums
2020 Open Source Drums


2013 Atomic Ark Drums
2015 Live at P60 (Live album) Drums

Mark Boals

2000 Ring of Fire Drums
2002 Edge of the World Drums (tracks 4, 10)


2008 Temporal Drums (tracks 8, 10, 14)

Tony MacAlpine

2011 Tony MacAlpine Drums (tracks 1, 5, 10)

Mark Boals

2002 Edge of the World Songwriting (tracks 6, 10)

Planet X

2002 Live from Oz (Live album) Producer
2007 Quantum Producer
Added by: Charlo Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2011-04-09 16:23:11 Last modified on: 2023-11-04 00:42:31
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