Donald Minott was born in Kingston Jamaica and grew up in Central Village St. Catherine. He was inspired by Artists like Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, The Heptones, Freddie Mcgregor, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy and Bob Marley and the Wailers. Donald started writing his Poetry during his High School years and attended a Summer Workshop for Creative Writing at the Creative Arts Center in Kingston.
In 1986 he migrated to Hartford Connecticut USA. His breakthrough came because of his Appearance at Basement Parties. Later he started Singing with Bands from Hartford Area, such as Rough Neck Massive, Positive Vibrations and became one of the founding Members of the Lightning Reggae Band. After touring parts of the U.S.A, he formed The High Voltage Reggae Band which is going on Strong ever since. Don strictly sings and performs Roots and Culture Reggae Music.
Donald Minott has worked alongside some great Reggae Artists such as Burning Spear, Toots Hibbert, Culture, Alton Ellis, Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Sizzla, Damian Marley, Buju Banton, Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest, Anthony B, Etana, Marcia Griffiths, Wayne Wonder, just to Name a few. Donald has performed at several festivals such as: The Gamboa Music Festival on Cape Verde Island in 2004 Reggae by the River in Hamburg Germany. He has toured in Serbia, Macedonia and the Balkans for many years. Donald has also performed live at many venues throughout the North–East United States. Donald Minott is performing in a strong Roots and Culture Reggae Style! www.donminott.com