DONORA

Donora is a band comprised of brother/sister Casey + Jake Hanner plus their drummer Jake Churton create sunshine pop music.  Learn more about the Pittsburgh-based trio and play their music today.

ABOUT DONORA

Jake Hanner met the future lead singer of his band a few hours after she was born. He was disappointed she was a girl and cried.  Eighteen years later, Jake got over it, and he and his sister Casey decided to start a band. “We didn't grow up listening to a lot of the same music,” explains Casey, “but when we started writing together, we realized that we approached creating music in the same way.” The brother sister duo also quickly realized that their shared upbringing could translate to solid pop tunes.  The recording process has always been a family affair for Donora, with bassist Jake Churton an honorary part of the family. The Hanners were raised in a musical household, living over the recording studio their father runs. It was their father who suggested the duo even play together in the first place. Casey’s bedroom was directly above the studio’s control room, and she attributes her ability to sleep through anything to this fact. Jake grew up watching his father in the studio and happened to pick up a thing or two. He recently built his own studio where he engineers and produces the band's albums. “I wanted a place where we could come together as a band and just create, “ Jake H explains of the band's new recording home.  Donora's fourth full-length release on Rostrum Records is titled Sun To Me. As the band puts it, this album is about choosing love. Casey explains, "When it's hard to make sense of everything around you, you can always escape to a world of light and love through music.”