Hugh McDonald, Playing Bass with Bon JoviHugh McDonald, with BonJovi



Hugh McDonald




Hugh "Huge" John McDonald (born December 28, 1950, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a well known session musician and bassist.


Hugh McDonald, playing with the David Bromberg Band



Before joining Bon Jovi he for many years was the bass player for the David Bromberg Band, touring extensively world-wide and playing on many Bromberg albums.


Hugh McDonald


Hugh was one of the studio musicians that recorded Bon Jovi's original first demo for the song "Runaway".


He has also appeared on Jon Bon Jovi's solo album Destination Anywhere and was part of Jon backing group, "The Big Dogs".



Hugh McDonald, with bon Jovi

He is currently working with Bon Jovi and has been doing so since Alec John Such's departure after Cross Road was released in 1994.


Hugh McDonald

Hugh has played with many artists, both live and in the studio.

He has recorded with Willie Nelson, Richie Sambora, Steve Goodman, Ringo Starr, Bon Jovi, Lita Ford, Michael Bolton, Cher, Alice Cooper, Jon Bon Jovi, and others.

Hugh and Kelli McDonald

In 2004 he married Kelli, a former horse trainer from Utah.

Kelli now designs jewelry, which can often be found being worn by many celebrities and musicians.


Her jewelry line is called Saintly Edge.