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Live Music Shows

Upcoming

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Calgary Musician & Vocalist for Hire

Available for live music shows and studio recording work, I look forward to enhancing your event with an eclectic mix of roots, blues, easy listening, pop, jazz, soul & contemporary. Performing on piano &/or guitar, I am also a strong vocalist. Instrumental, background are other options. You will hear standards, covers & original compositions. I have the necessary equipment for a single act, and for larger venues I will collaborate with other musicians.

Instrumental Piano Sampler Recorded Live

Instrumental Guitar Sampler Recorded Live

Guitar & Voice Sampler Recorded Live

Summertime Cover Guitar & Voice

Coming Soon: voice/piano samples | new voice/guitar tracks

Originals

Rot Blues n’ Junk Streets Full Band Studio

For more see this page

Available for:
  • Coffee-Wine Bar
  • Corporate
  • Pubs
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Weddings
  • Festivals
  • Art Openings
  • House Concerts
  • Please contact me:
    For booking live music shows.
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Previous
  • Private Function, March 10, 2020,
    Legion, 1918 Kensington Road NW
    Calgary, AB, T2N 3R5 8-10 pm
  • Town of Drumheller, Christmas Party, December 7, 2019
  • Alberta Society of Artists, Artpoint Gallery, September 2019, Calgary, AB Shows at 6pm & 8pm
  • Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 7-10, Wedding, Calgary, AB
  • Saturday, August 10, 2018 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Avatara Pizza, 3406 3 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0M2
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018, Inglewood Art, 3-5 pm, Cal., AB
  • Sunalta Outdoor Festival, June 30, 2018
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, Blackie, AB
  • Leighton Art Centre, Millarville, AB
    Sunday, June 2, 2018, 2-4 pm
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9pm-1am
    Pizza Bob’s, 2610 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4S5
  • Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7-10, Private Party, Calgary, AB
  • Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5 pm-9 pm, Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • Sat., Sept, 16, 2017 East Side Studio Crawl, Artpoint, Calgary
  • Sat., August 19, 2017, 7 pm-11 pm, Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • Sun., Sept 10 at 1:30 pm, Mountain View Arts Fest, Didsbury, AB
  • Sat., July 15, 2017 Millarville Farmer’s Market,11:30–2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Private Party, 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Sunday, June 4, 2017, Leighton Art Centre, 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Sat., June 3, 2017, 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • Sunday, May 19, Host of Open Mic, Mugs Café, Didsbury, AB 1 pm – 4 pm
  • April 15, 2017 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • Sat., Mar 11, 2017, 7 pm – 10 pm Latitude Gallery Four Feet Fiesta
  • February 2, 2017 6 pm-9 pm  Artpoint Gallery & Studios
  • February 4, 2017 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • December 3, 2016 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • October 1, 2016 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • August 6, 2016 7 pm – 11 pm Water’s Edge Pub, Priddis, AB
  • April 21, 2016 6 pm – 9 pm Alberta Society of Artists Opening at Artpoint Gallery & Studios
  • April 10, 2015 Deborah’s House Concert Live Stream on Concert Window
  • Host of Fireside Open Mic at the Kensington Pub
    Sept 14, 2014 – February 7, 2016
  • Caprices Fine Arts at Fort Calgary
    My Musical Performance, 11 am to 12 pm
  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 10-5pm
    Caprice’s Fine Art Summer Event
  • Inglewood Community Hall, 11 am to 12 pm
  • Nickelodeon Music Club, Calgary, AB
    Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB
  • Lougheed House, Calgary, AB
  • East Coolie Spring Festival, East Coolie, AB
  • Ladybug Festival, Priddis, AB
  • Tompkins Park, Calgary, AB
  • Lilac Festival, Calgary AB
  • Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NT
  • CBC Radio
  • NWT Pavilion, EXPO ’86
  • Lounges & Dining Rooms, including Delta & CP Hotels
  • South Slave Friendship Festival, Ft Smith, NT
  • International Woman’s Day Concerts
  • Northern Arts & Cultural Centre Concerts
  • Concert for African Famine Relief

Press

Press

 

piano-handsFrom a musical family, a seasoned performer, Deborah has honed the magic to mesmerize & touch her audience. A gypsy spirit with a true love for music, she has played at festivals, clubs, concerts, jams, both in bands and as a solo performer.

jazz-singer-deborah-robinson“Any form of creativity is a path from the soul. Awareness of how tones of the scale relate to different colours. When I paint a deep blue colour, I hear a cello or an oboe, sounds like deep grief only more comforting.

I would like to know that I have touched people somehow through my art & personally.” ~DL Robinson Jayne Darcy’s A Light in the Dark (Mar 29, 2005)

Press, reviews and recommendations:

“Amazing vocalist, blues singer.” ~Colleague, George Duncan

“Deborah is a detailed talented musician, who is extremely professional.” ~Colleague, Rick Maddeaux

“Great Results, Personable, Creative.” ~Client, Pat Buckna

“Actor, artist, singer, musician and business woman, Deborah Robinson could be
deemed a real renaissance woman. A professional musician-she toured both solo & with a band. Since her arrival in Yellowknife, Deborah Robinson has been heavily involved in the northern arts scene.” ~Marge Strano, Yellowknifer Renaissance Woman Balances Art With Business (Mar 15, 1993)

“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 (Jun 13, 1985)

Sounds

Sounds

Songs & Albums
music
I am writing a new album of sounds, but I need to tell you precisely what is coming, so you will have to wait and see. A lot of deep thought and planning goes into the process before the songs are written, performed and recorded.
Birthing new music is complex. Some ideas pop out and others can take years to incubate. Many bits and pieces exist here, and I need to discern that which is important to share. What message do I want to put out there?
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 is the best tool I have for that, but the sounds are not studio recording quality.
As much as I would like to rush the process, it is impossible. Stay tuned. I promise it will be good. Subscribe for updates. Find out more about my musical background here.
NEW

Original “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 an extensive 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

With 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 helped make the shift. It was a process that took about five 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

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.

 


 

Music Bio | Press | Sounds | Live Shows | Music Lessons

“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