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Debby has many years of experience as a professional singer in both live settings and in the studio. She started her vocal training at the Academy of Contemporary Music, completing an HND in Vocals, and receiving the high accolade of most outstanding vocalist of the year. A few years later she went back to college and trained at Access To Music college in London where she worked towards an ATCL in Session Vocals passing with distinction.
An experienced and talented singer, Debby is more than comfortable singing most styles of music and has performed both lead and backing vocals with many successful function and tribute bands and original artists in the UK and Europe.
Since 2006 Debby has had extensive involvement as a backing vocalist with the band Shakatak where she has been fortunate enough to tour and perform in many venues and festivals across the world including Japan, Canada, Italy, Indonesia, Russia, Armenia, Germany, Kazakhstan and the UK. Her background vocals also feature their last two album releases.
After forming a writing partnership with Shakatak’s bass player George Anderson they have written and produced many songs together and have released two albums to date, ‘Positivity’ and more recently ‘Expressions’ where Debby featured both as lead and backing vocalist.
Bands and artists worked with include Shakatak, The Pink Floyd Experience UK, George Anderson, Streetlife, MIB, Higher Ground, Hitmen & Her, A-Train, Songbird, Five Play, Marc Hockley, Famous Five, Funkadelics, Jason Lee, Infrasonic, Blues Associates, Sam Obernik, The Gary White Foundation, Jazz-a-la-carte, PSD, Fil Straughan, OTT, Otis B Driftwood, Jackson Live in Concert, GK’s Funky People, Smooth Criminals, Undercover Superstars, Freestyle Funk Collective, Agent 47, Groove Junction, Hula Groove, Mimosa, Mojo6, Soul Easy, Tamela Tigers, Sugartown, Re:cover and many more.
Debby Bracknell with Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell
Roger Odell Simon Brown
Bernie Hodgkins Larraine Odell
The Jazznights Trio: Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins & Roger Odell
Debby Bracknell singing with Larraine Odell
Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 jazz cd’s we had the traditional Jazznights sitting in spot which is open to all musicians who have an opportunity to play with the band. Tonight we had the pleasure of Jean Faulkner & Geoff Harriman
Jean Faulkner Geoff Harriman
Debby Bracknell with The Jazznights Trio
Sun 02 Jul – JO FOOKS (sax)
After winning ‘The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year’ Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music in London and at the Berklee School of music in Boston, USA. After recording her debut album “Here and Now!”, the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to join his eight-piece band.
HE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NN
Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.
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