From an artistic & musical family, Deborah captures the magic of a genuine love for music through her unique vocals. Her live performances deliver an eclectic mix of roots, blues, easy listening, pop, jazz, soul & contemporary. Her style shines through a powerful voice.
Gypsy spirit, vocalist & songwriter Deborah performs on piano & guitar as a single act & collaborates with other players. 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 others.
“The music I choose to play is whatever touches me, what relates to me. I like to play what I enjoy; the audience will surely have a good time.
My start in the entertainment industry began as a keyboard player & vocalist for an all-girl rock band (in the seventies). Several band combinations followed. We played rock, soul, funk and rhythm and blues. I had the support of other women, which allowed me to become familiar with how a band operated and my responsibilities. Touring many parts of Canada, I was so green initially, despite having played for years. It’s still a man’s world, and I doubt I would have survived without the kindness, patience and understanding I received.
I went on to perform solo in piano bars, which were popular then. Piano bars were a wonderfully intimate experience; I would love it if they became popular again. In the beginning, it was scary, being up onstage by myself, but I quickly adapted. Enhancing the dining experience, and enjoying the friendliness of lounges and small clubs, was a boost for me.
Leaning towards jazz on piano was a natural progression from my classical roots to pop; jazz was a mediator for me and suited my voice like the blues did. I enjoy listening to ambient and meditative sounds. Though I am not sure which will come out first, I may explore that for a while, but I look forward to releasing and performing some new songs and have plans for more than one album if the muse is kind.
“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