The Land of Deborah is an independent artist with a unique take on life, love and the pursuit of fair trade chocolate.
Born and raised in England, Deborah is a world traveler who now calls Vancouver home. Her influences range from Simon & Garfunkel to ABBA to Joan Baez. Her musical style is in the vein of Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson and described in the Georgia Straight as "Feel good folk-pop".
Deborah’s first commercial release was the EP, “You Are Here”, which received the following review by R.C. Joseph of 24 Hours:
"One need listen no further than The Land of Deborah’s latest release, You are Here, to witness one of the smoothest voices in the city. Coupled with distinct yet subtle instrumentation, The Land of Deborah’s sound grows to resemble that which may have occurred if M.I.A. set out to make a Carly Simon record.”
Then came the full length albums: “IN", followed by the acoustic CD "Teeny Tiny Friends". Last summer saw the long-awaited release featuring The Land of Deborah Band, “Little Stories”. The videos of “Pocket of Heaven”, "Show Me" and "Happy" provide a tasty sampling of what you can expect from this latest album.
Numerous successes over the years reflect the song choices on each album: "IN" has the catchy homage to seventies pop music, “I Don’t Mind”, the theme song of the short film, Potluck. “I Don’t Mind” and her score for "Potluck" was named Best Composition at the 2009 Action On Film International Film Festival (AOF), as well as receiving a nomination at the 2009 Feel Good Film Festival for Best Original Song.
The music video for "Hey You" from "Teeny Tiny Friends" was nominated in the Best Music Video category at AOF in 2014.
2016 was an epic year for a short film she scored, "Chaos Management", which won numerous "Best Short Film" awards and various festivals throughout the US. Last year Deborah was honoured to win "Best Music Score" for the film at the Malibu West International Film Festival.
Other composing successes include Deborah's music being featured on the OWN Network.
Last year her music was be heard throughout the film, "Falling South" which had a phenomenal festival run. The film was nominated for numerous awards including Best Soundtrack at the Clifton Film Celebration in Virginia.
Currently, Deborah can be found playing live around Colorado while working on her next album and more film scores.