Vincent MacDonald is a songwriter / composer / producer with roots originating from all over the world. His parents were born in Surinam which is a multicultural melting pot of different cultures he is a hybrid mix of African Asian, Scottish and native American which he wants to reflect in music.
Started out as a guitar player in (cover)bands but soon shifted his attention to songwriting and decided to dedicate to improve this craft.
After studying Music Composition and songwriting he started writing compositions for various projects and regularly performs at livingroom sessions and songwriter sessions.
At a performance by Vincent MacDonald you’ll fall from one surprise to another. He will shower you with a hybrid mix of soul, jazz, funk, fusion pop, but in a very personal style.
Sources of inspiration: Ben Harper, Anderson.Paak, Ben Howard, Raul Midon, John Mayer ,Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Bill Withers and Donny Hathaway. But also triphop acts like Massive Attack, Faithless and Kruder and Dorfmeister.
The topics in the songs are taken out of life. Over the years, VMD has played in various bands and projects and is continually evolving in the creation of his sound. VMD often takes various musicians to his performances as a surprise.
Subjects that I have dealt with myself and which you can probably recognize in. Then I provide the words of a melody and a beat to complete the feeling. This process can arise in different ways. Sometimes you first have music and then follow text and sometimes a whole idea in my head, which I then elaborate.
Through the years I have been able to play in various bands, such as the New Sound Sistem reggae band or the lating group Bandera Latina, I played in various coverbands and accompanied singers / singers on acoustic guitar.
As a musician, I like to hear my own sound. Writing, singing, playing ... My focus is on (modern) soul, blues, folk and reggae.
VMD also creates Remixes on the Skio Music platform. Its very interesting to listen and work with stems from other musicians / producers and try to give the remix a diffrent twist.
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Being able to keep up creating content,recording and releasing new songs, tutorials, videos and tutorials takes some resources and time. I had to quit my dayjob at the youth protection service cause it became to much for me and i could't keep up with the stress that came along. I almost burned out.. I'm looking for ways to chase my dreams, becoming a music professional. If you want you can help me out by donating or becoming a patreon. You can find my Patreon page at : https://www.patreon.com/vincentmacdonald or you can press donate on the button below for a one time donation.