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.