Debby Bracknell at Jazznights with Roger Odell, Simon Brown, Steve Cook and additional vocals from Larraine Odell at the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 3rd November 2019

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 in Guildford, completing an HND in Vocals, and receiving the high accolade of most outstanding vocalist of the year.  She continued her studies at the Access to Music College in London where she worked towards an ATCL in Session Vocals passing with distinction.

Debby Bracknell

An experienced and talented singer, Debby is more than comfortable singing most styles of music and in addition to her own bands has performed and recorded both lead and backing vocals with many successful function bands, tribute bands and original artists across the UK and abroad. 

Debby Bracknell

Artists and Bands…

Since 2006 Debby has had extensive involvement as a backing vocalist with the jazz/funk band Shakatak performing with them in many national and international venues on tours, festivals and private gigs. Her backing vocals also feature in several of their album releases. 

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Artists/shows she has performed and/or recorded with include:-

Mariah Carey
Ariana Grande
Boy George & Culture Club
Mica Paris
The Shires
SuRie – Eurovision Song Contest
Oli Silk

George Anderson Band
Steve Nichol
 (Loose Ends)
ACM Gospel Choir (Last Choir Standing)

To name but a few

Simon Brown, Steve Cook, Debby Bracknell and Roger Odell

Debby was singing with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell
Simon Brown
Steve Cook

With additional vocals from our resident songbird Larraine Odell

Larraine OIdell
Larraine and Debby

Following the raffle of three jazz CDs we had the sitting in spot where local musicians can play with the Trio. Tonight we had Geoff Harriman playing his harmonica and  Carol Bleiker singing East Of The Sun.

Geoff Harriman
Carol Bleiker

Sunday 17th November – CHRISTIAN BREWER (sax) will be at Jazznights

“Christian Brewer is the kind of mainstream-to-postbop alto saxophonist who’s easy to take for granted on the UK jazz scene. He’s almost as agile and fluently expressive as the Charlie Parker disciple Phil Woods on fast pieces, and his ballad playing echoes the raw-nerve soulfulness of the late Art Pepper”, John Fordham – The Guardian.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email

Pay on the night.

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