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Debórah grew up absorbing the golden age sounds of the 70s and 80s soul music that bellowed through her childhood home in New Haven, Connecticut. Artistically, she stands at the intersection of Anita Baker, Sade and Chaka Khan, though she also credits Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder (among many others) for inspiring her to pursue a career as a recording artist.
Upon her arrival in D.C. to pursue a degree in journalism at American University, Debórah quickly fell in lockstep with the top musicians of the local scene. Eventually, she formed a life-changing partnership with the production team Third Logic, comprised of bandmates and songwriting partners Robbie McDonald, Aaron “Funky Chuck” Evans and Kinard Cherry. This partnership yielded two studio albums: DayAfter (2003) and the critically acclaimed follow-up Madam Palindrome (2011). Playing for eager and excited audiences, she headlined packed houses around the US and EU including: Warner Theater, 9:30 Club, Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Blues Alley, Blue Note NYC, Cobb Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, and Jazz Café in London. In 2015, she headlined a four-week international residency for Jazz At Lincoln Center in Doha.
An accomplished radio personality and voice over artist, she hosted a weekly Sunday afternoon radio show at Sirius XM, where she worked for ten years. She recently composed and performed the theme song for a brand new podcast, The Suga, hosted by actresses Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph. For the past decade she’s been doing radio jingle and voice over work for Amsterdam-based PURE Jingles, which can be heard here.
In addition to her career as a performing artist, she’s a pillar of the D.C. music community, having served six terms as D.C. GRAMMY Chapter Governor. As an educator, she’s been a mentor and voice coach to many aspiring vocalists, and since 2018 has served on the faculty of the Richardson School of Music.
A highly in-demand studio and supporting vocalist, she’s spent the last 6 years touring and recording with legendary UK soul/R&B band Incognito. Debórah has also performed/recorded with: The Foreign Exchange, Zo!, Ledisi, Melba Moore, Frank McComb and the late acid jazz legend Ronnie Jordan, among a host of others.
After taking an extended break from the music scene to focus on production, musicianship, and songwriting, Debórah Bond is back with the lead single - 'radio' from her forthcoming album.
Intricately constructed and faultlessly delivered, engineered and mixed by Adrian Olsen ( Lucius, The Waterboys, Ben Shepherd, The Dream Syndicate) and Mastered by GRAMMY award winner Dave Darlington, 'radio' sets the scene for the album that is to come and is sure to be a smash hit.
'radio' releases worldwide on Splash Blue on 29th January 2021.
Back Here Again was the first Tinted Sky tune to catch my ear. Been a Bluey fan for ages, I have 7 Incognito CD-albums in my shelf. I just love the music and sounds by Bluey. Great Grooves, Great Moods. Olof Haukka