-----Tanya Donelly was born on July 14, 1966, in Newport, Rhode Island. Donelly met Kristin Hersh in school around age eight, quickly becoming close friends – and eventually her step-sister.
Around age 14, Hersh's and Donelly's fathers both gave them their own guitars and soon after began to write original songs of their own. Donelly co-founded Throwing Muses with Hersh at around age 15.
Throughout the 1980s, Donelly worked as lead guitarist and secondary vocalist/songwriter. The group moved from Rhode Island to Boston around 1986, recording albums for the British 4AD label.
Hersh's most popular Muse's songs like "Fish,” "Dizzy,” "Counting Backwards" and most of "The Real Ramona" LP almost always featured Donelly's distinct lead guitar playing, heavy background vocals, inner vocal workings with different lyrics and pop vocal harmonies and melodic hooks.
In the late 1990s, she settled into a solo recording career, but is best known for her Grammy nominated work in the mid-1990s as lead vocalist and songwriter for Belly.
In December 2010, Donelly teamed up once again with singer and songwriter Brian Sullivan's band, Dylan In The Movies, to release the single "Girl With the Black Tights" on American Laundromat Records.
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