Also known as Dons, he is a Latvian singer known for his pop and pop rock style of singing. He is also recognized for having participated in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest where he represented Latvia.
He first gained attention for his singing in 2008 when he represented Latvia at the New Wave singing competition where he placed fourth. He released his debut album Lights On in 2006.
He is also known for having served as a judge on the first season on the Latvian competition series Supernova.
He was born and raised in Saldus, Latvia.