Welcome to Debra Andrew Music
Debra’s debut solo album ‘Child of The Universe’ sparked an incredibly positive reaction from BBC Radio 2 audiences with several songs from the album being featured on the ‘Good Morning Sunday’ show and host Aled Jones announcing the response from listeners to her song ‘Footprints’ as ‘quite overwhelming’.
Reviews in UK Country Music Press, comments from the followers of the local BBC Radio shows across the UK who have listened to live performances, the support from other UK Folk and Country Music Artists and Radio Presenters has all been extremely encouraging with first impressions stirring a warm welcome for the authentic sound of Debra’s voice, many finding her songs inspiring and beautiful. Independent Radio Stations in Canada, Ireland, Scotland and Europe continue to add Debra’s songs to their playlists.
Although her songwriting and singing career started when she was aged 12 (with her songs being used for high school productions), and though her roots lay firmly in her love of country, acoustic and folk music which developed during her first live performances in folk/ acoustic clubs in Liverpool, Debra signed to Universal Music Publishing / Native Songs for seven years. Subsequent song writing collaborations for recording artists have been across all music genres and have led to Chart success in the UK, Europe and the USA, for recording artists from ITV’s ‘Popstars’, ‘Pop Idol’ and the Spanish ‘Fame Academy’ winner; including a UK Top 10 with ‘Come On Over’, a Spanish No 1 with ‘I Dare You’, and Pop /Dance Chart Hits with ‘Not Sorry’ and ‘Are You Ready For Love’. Writing collaborations with music production team Lee Dagger and Marc JB later led to Debra’s vocals reaching in to the dance music genre, for the song ‘St Tropez’ released as a single in the UK and featured in the documentary of the same name on British TV channels E4 and CH4.
Chart success continued for Debra, as both recording artist and songwriter, as she was invited to bring her vocal sound to other dance music projects including releases with Ministry of Sound, Phonetic Recordings, Positiva, EMI Records, in the UK and Europe, with Robbins in the USA and on other Major Labels worldwide. The Chart-Topping ‘Blue Water’ co-written with producers ‘Black Rock’ became Pete Tong’s and BBC Radio 1’s ‘Essential Tune’ in the summer of 2005 and featured on the soundtrack of the British Film / Comedy ‘It’s All Gone Pete Tong’. The MTV video featuring Debra and the release of ‘Blue Water’ in the USA led to Debra collaborating (again as co-writer and recording artist) with Ben Cullum and Ferry Corsten resulting in the songs ‘Forever’ and ‘Beautiful’ released in Europe and the USA during 2006/ 2007, with 'Beautiful' becoming a club-anthem across the USA during the summer of 2007.
Music written for children includes BBC’s ‘The Tweenies’ and CITV’s ‘Mole In The Hole’, Debra has written extensively for both children’s animation and live theatre in the UK and Europe, and for ZSL.
Live work has also comprised of concert performances with The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Band at St. Martin In The Fields, London, performing at various UK Music Festivals, for the UK Country Radio Awards, at ‘Voices For Hospices’, many other live music events across the UK and Europe, and singing backing vocals for Lisa Stansfield.