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Writing a new album of sounds. I cannot tell you exactly what is coming yet. A lot of deep thought and planning goes into the process before the songs are written, performed and recorded. Besides the songs, the signature sound must come together. I am trying to sort out my home recording situation. I am trying to find the optimal way to get my ideas down. So far, my iPhone has been working well for that, but the sounds are not studio recording quality. As much as I would like to rush the process, it simply is not possible. Stay tuned. I promise it will be good. Subscribe for updates.
NEW

Warm Summer Breeze Instrumental Jazz


From my Vintage Jazz collection, one of my originals; “Rot Blues ‘n’ Junk Streets”. Recorded in Yellowknife, NWT.
Deborah Robinson; Composer, Keyboards, Vocals | Pat Braden; Stand Up Bass | James Milligan; Saxophone | Norm Glowach; Drums Producer; Pat Braden

An original soundtrack I recently composed.


 

Musical Background

Musical Background

Performance; piano, guitar, voice
Musical composition, arranging, recording

Musician, songwriter and vocalist, Deborah Robinson’s musical background allows her to play a large repertoire on piano & guitar in a variety of genres.  Her powerful voice is well complimented by well-developed instrumental accompaniment.

“A well-disciplined voice mixed with a true love for music is the magic combination Deborah Robinson has captured. Whether playing piano or strumming guitar, Deborah has a heartfelt quality to her songs. Belting out the blues is her specialty. Her version of Summertime will curl your hair. ” ~Rick Poltaruk, Yellowknifer Northern Stars

A solid foundation in classical piano through formal training in classical piano, Deborah also became an accomplished guitarist, vocalist, & composer.

“After years of classical study, I had learned to only play what was on the sheet music. Despite having a wide-range of knowledge, I was not free to express myself with music. Retraining myself to improvise & think a different way about music is how I overcame this. Learning another instrument was helpful in making the shift. It was a process that took about 5 years. I learned to branch out beyond convention through my self-taught retraining.”

Find me on REVERB NATION

PERFORMER

Bands; 4-5-6 piece, four-part harmony / trio, duo
Single; concerts, piano bars, weddings, coffee houses, wine bar, & busking

EDUCATION

Songwriting; Berklee College of Music
Jazz Improvisation I & II; Capilano University, Vancouver, BC
Classical Piano (11 years, Grade VIII RCM) Royal Conservatory of Music, RCM London, UK
Private Guitar Studies; Heather Bishop

RECORDING

Wrote grant proposal, received grant from Arts Advisory Council for recording project.
Grant application used as a model for later proposals
First musical artist produced in NWT, Producer; Pat Braden
Grapevine Studios, Vancouver, BC recorded self funded album of original songs

AFFILIATIONS:

Member of SOCAN (Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers Association of Canada)

Music

Music Profile

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From an artistic & musical family, Deborah captures the magic of a true love for music through her unique vocals. Her individual style shines through a powerful voice. In her live performances she delivers an eclectic mix of roots, blues, easy listening, pop, jazz, soul & contemporary.

Gypsy spirit, vocalist & songwriter, Deborah performs on piano & guitar as a single act & collaborates with other musicians. You will hear standards, covers & original compositions. A seasoned performer, venues include festivals, clubs, concerts, weddings,  private parties & events. Deborah is available to perform live solo, or with supporting musicians.

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“The music I choose to play is whatever touches me, what I can relate to. I believe in playing what I enjoy, the audience is sure to have a good time.

My start in the music industry began as a keyboard player & vocalist for an all girl rock band (in the seventies). We toured many parts of Canada. A number of band combinations followed. We played rock, soul funk and rhythm and blues.

I went on to perform solo in piano bars which were popular at the time.  Piano bars were a wonderful intimate experience and I would love if they became popular again. I thoroughly enjoy enhancing the dining experience, and liked the friendliness of lounges and small clubs.

I lean towards jazz on piano, and have plans for more than one album. I also would like to do something featuring guitar, and Ambient meditation music is also on my radar. I am not sure which will come out first, but look forward to releasing and performing some new music.”

A creative spirit with many outlets of expression, Deborah is re-entering the music-biz as an indie artist. Deborah is also a visual artist and teaches piano & guitar in Calgary, AB.” ~Deborah Robinson