Konsorados is the husband and wife duo of singer/songwriter Donna Konsorado and multi-instrumentalist Bill Konsorado.
Donna’s roots in Western Canada stretch from her home on Vancouver Island to the wide landscape of Alberta. She first heard frailing style banjo played on the porch of a log cabin in the hills of 100 Mile House. With a rodeo cowboy for a father, who played guitar and sang, she couldn’t help but soak up some of the old style country in her songs.
As a songwriter Donna’s unique style of folk music reveals her prairie roots, and embraces the modern sensibilities of the coastal landscape. She’s done her part to maintain the frailing banjo style, but also plays a guitar during performances.
Bill plays keyboard, accordion and drums. He received classical piano training early in life but found improvised music a more natural form of expression. Before forming the Konsorados he performed and recorded with the popular trio Neo Tribal Vision, a world beat tropical party band on Vancouver Island.
With the Konsorados, he provides instrumental and rythmic accompaniment – often playing a drum kit simultaneously with the keyboard. Their diverse repertoire includes many of his own instrumental compositions.