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Brett Anderson (American musician)

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Brett Elizabeth Anderson (born May 30, 1979 in Bloomington, Indiana[2]) is an American singer and the lead vocalist of rock band The Donnas. She previously went by the name Donna A.[3]

Brett Anderson
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Background information
Birth nameBrett Elizabeth Anderson
Born (1979-05-30) May 30, 1979 (age 39)
OriginBloomington, Indiana, United States
Years active1993–present
LabelsLookout!, Atlantic, Purple Feather [1]
Associated actsThe Donnas


Early lifeEdit

Anderson was born on May 30, 1979, in Bloomington, Indiana. She moved to Palo Alto, California in the 7th grade. She met future bandmates Torry Castellano, Maya Ford and Allison Robertson in junior high school.[4] They formed a band in 8th grade called Ragady Anne, later calling themselves The Electrocutes at Palo Alto High School.[5]

Other workEdit

Anderson appeared on the album Brats on the Beat: Ramones for Kids singing "California Sun". Anderson is featured in the songs "Party Til We Die" by The Leftovers, "Hey There Ophelia" by MC Lars, and "Who's to Blame" and "My War" by Sugar Knives and has performed with Camp Freddy. Since The Donnas' hiatus in 2012 Anderson has begun singing in a few different bands under the names Born Angry, Alpha Beta and The Stripminers. In 2014, Anderson co-wrote and recorded soundtracks for Fitbit's "It's All Fit" campaign[6] and the "Nissan Versa In Motion" commercial. Anderson also co-wrote and performed the music in the trailer for Edward Hemingway's "Bad Apple's Perfect Day".[7]

Anderson appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on June 1, 2016.


  1. ^ "The Donnas > Discography > Main Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved April 14, 2007.
  2. ^ "Brett Anderson". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  3. ^ Johnson, Laura (2012-06-07). "Ohhhh Donna!". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  4. ^ "Mayhem and mood swings -- a day with the Donnas". SFGate. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  5. ^ "The Donnas with Blondie and Pat Benatar". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  6. ^ "Argonaut Launches 'It's All Fit' for Fitbit". Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  7. ^ Schu, Mr (2013-11-08). "Watch. Connect. Read.: Author-illustrator Edward Hemingway". Watch. Connect. Read. Retrieved 2016-08-28.

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