Yamaha LL16ARE, Bronze Elixir Strings, Fender 1960's Telecaster, Jim Dunlop Picks. Vox Valvetronix VT100x amp. Yamaha 310 acoustic. Sennheiser and Shure mics. Fender acoustic 12 string
Hi guys, Debs here.
I'll be honest, i was a singer before I was ever a song writer. I was unable to read very well until I was 8 or 9 years old due to my dyslexia which was undiagnosed at the time so i could literally sing before I could talk. As a natural performer I would perform impressions of famous singers for my grandmother and later for my school friends. I joined a musical theatre company when I was 11 years old and later i was cherry picked to join a professional choir. With my vocal talents I auditioned and joined my first band in my teens and have been singing in bands ever since. I began writing lyrics in my teens but never dared share them with anyone for many years. In my twenties I joined an original rock band called Angel Slide and we began performing my original songs. In 2015 I wrote and recorded my first album with a lot of help and i also began to learn to play guitar that year. In 2017 i started to gig solo playing guitar and singing and i was getting lots of gigs playing mainly covers and writing songs just for my own pleasure. In 2019 I met Nige and Ryan and initially we were going to gig a few rock covers . One day Nige asked me if I had any original material 😊
My song writing process is unusual. I usually write lyrics first with the melody forming in my head as I write the words. I’m a basic chord strumming guitarist so I will play a few chords and see what fits my melody that way. I play it and change it until it clicks then I usually send it over to Nige. Some of our tunes are Nige's creations mixed together with my words and melodies. Many things influence my lyrics, I read avidly, I dream in incredible detail and often wake up with verses in my head. I know that between us all we can bring my ideas to life 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻
Keep music live
Together we will never be silenced
Music is life
xx Debs xx