As a pianist / keyboard player Debbie has performed all over the country. In the early 90's Debbie was in rock band Tacye signed to Fly Records, part of Sony BMG. The band played all the London music venues including The Swan, The Kings Head and The Mean Fiddler and enjoyed some commercial success including a single in the top ten dance charts.
She worked as a session musician at Yellow brick Road studios in North London and collaborated with up and coming singer songwriters, regularly performing at the then famous Songwriters club in Fulham.
In the field of musical theatre, Debbie has played keyboards on West End productions Les Miserables and Time as well as regularly working as a rehearsal / audition pianist for touring shows and fringe productions. She also works extensively within the amateur theatre network and is available for pit work, rehearsals and auditions. She recently played keyboards in the band for "Fame" at The White Rock Theatre and for "South Pacific" at St Mary in the Castle.
As half of professional folk duo with Sarah Mallinson, she toured the country playing folk clubs and festivals. In 1998 they released an album of traditional folk music and contemporary settings called "Lowlands" which is still commercially available. They also worked as wandering minstrels at craft fairs and banquet nights at castles and stately homes all over the south east. For this Debbie would play guitar, recorder and Irish whistles.
Debbie has much experience on the concert platform accompanying instrumentalists and singers alike. Debbie worked as an accompanist for over 20 years for the charity Music in Hospitals giving concerts in care homes all over the country. She also works regularly as a rehearsal pianist for theatre groups and as an accompanist for choirs including MJ's community choirs in Hastings, Brighton and London. She is also available to accompany for exams.
Debbie worked for many years playing jazz piano at the Goring hotel in Knightsbridge. She also played with function band The Little Big Band playing jazz and latin music at various events all over London. She is currently available to play for functions, weddings, parties etc.
My tribute to John Williams on the piano. See if you can guess all the films!
A medley of Gershwin's own piano arrangements of his songs