Like many artists, singing and songwriting started as an outlet for her as a child and evolved into a craft she loved and adored. Heavily influenced by songwriters such as Sade, Amel Larrieux & Corinne Bailey Rae, Debbie's writing style reflects a tender articulation of the human condition and offers musical therapy for the soul.
Though only starting her professional journey in music in 2012, Debbie hit the ground running. Since the release of her first single "Amber", a song she wrote about domestic violence which garnered the attention of international activists The Pixel Project in 2015, "Amber" also captured the attention of Synch Audio Inc., a Canadian based sync licensing company who pitched the song to Emmy Nominated Showtime television series, Ray Donovan. The audio clip aired on the August 20th, 2017 episode of the show.
Continuing to nourish her passion for songwriting, Debbie wrote for the local (Barbadian) film "Chrissy." The film has gone on to receive international mention in the UK, Canada, Jamaica and the U.S. where her penned song "I Did It" can be heard in the film's score. In 2015 she partnered again with the film's director, Marcia Weekes, to write "The Ruin", the theme song for the project "Vigilante" which debuted at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Debbie has gone on to pen several other captivating songs. " We Are Love" featured on her 2013 EP "Hearts Like Mine" received the honor of being a finalist in the UK Song Writing Contest, one of the most prestigious song writing contests in the country. “We Are Love”also recently landed a placement as the theme song for the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s 2018 European campaign for her home country of Barbados. Her rewrite of The Christmas Song, Bajan Christmas, is also a local favorite during the festive season.
On the performance circuit, the nominee for the 2014 Barbados Music Awards "Best New Artist" has been busy, gracing the stage both locally and internationally. In 2013 she travelled to Jamaica to headline at the legendary Red Bones Cafe, followed by a show at the historic House of Blues Hollywood in 2014. With a rapidly spreading reputation for bringing world-class soulful entertainment to private events, she can also name several A-list clients including Erin Fetherston and Gabe Saporta. Her performance at their Barbados wedding landed her a spot on the MarthaStewartWeddings.com "27 Wedding Bands to Hire for Big Day". She also had the honor of performing for Prince Andrew Duke of York in April 2014 at the unveiling of Port Ferdinand Barbados. She has also appeared in the Naniki Music Festival series in Barbados in 2014 and 2016.
When she's not performing or making the music she loves to share with world, Debbie donates her time to supporting local charities.