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Tanya Donelly is a musician who was influential in the alternative music scene in the 1980s and 1990s with bands such as Throwing Muses.
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Over the years, Donelly has contributed tracks to several compilations, including the 2010 children's album Sing Me to Sleep. She picked "Moon River," a song she liked to sing to her daughters, Grace and Harriet. She is reportedly working on a new album at present. In addition to her music, Donelly has started another career. She reportedly has become a postpartum doula, working with new mothers and their babies.
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