. . . is an Australian Singer/Songwriting artist.
She is gifted with an extraordinary jazz and soul voice, harkening to her gospel & blues roots. Her poetic turn of phrase, quickly lets you into the world of those she writes about with deft precision, from the inside out; a laser beam targeting the heart.
Presently , Deborah has emerged from the studio with guitarist Randall Waller, to present her latest single, "The Rider On The White Horse', now available on CD BABY and iTunes.
Further to this release,' Manhattan Love Bistro', a 7 song EP has just returned from the studios of John Van Nest in LA, ( resonate Studios) where he mastered the work of Deborah and her modern jazz band that includes Dale Barlow, Sean Wayland, Jonathon Zwartz and Gordon Rytmeister. With 5 standards and 2 originals it's a superb , world class, jazz outing.
In November of 2011 "The Ballad Of Malcolm Campbell" aka Soul Song, was released at The Wayside Chapel in Sydney's Kings Cross. This CD of 'Life Story Songs' has been dedicated to Wayside Youth & all proceeds go to that initiative. 10 original songs with heavenly harmonies, soaring guitars and the truth of love & loss.
In the Winter of 2009 Deborah Dicembre's South Coast Jazz Review completed a series of concerts at Mountain Ridge Wines. This series of shows saw her perform with longtime colleagues Kevin Hunt, Mark Isaacs as well as newer collaborators, John Harkins, Brendan Clarke, Denys Mason & Phil Scorgie.
Deborah performed for many years with children's bigband Kinderjazz, with whom she recorded the CD, “THE ONE FOR ME”. Oct/Nov '08 saw them play to a sold out Sydney Opera House audience for 2 weeks at Baby Proms.
Born into a family of musicians, Deborah took to the stage at age 5 and went on to win
2003 Australian Gospel Songwriting Award – Best Lyrics
1997 Unisong International Songwriting Comp. 1st place R&B Division
1991 ABC Young Australian Writers Series
1988 Australian Jazz Singers Award
Deborah has in her back catalogue, 2 other fine albums , the highly acclaimed Gospel CD 'HE HEARS ME' and the rock pop blues of original material, 'WHAT YOU ARE”,that have both sold out of their 1st & 2nd pressings. They are both now available on iTunes, CD Baby & Amazon.
From 1989-'93 Deborah enjoyed cutting her teeth as a live performer, playing the Sydney jazz circuit with a host of top talent including Dale Barlow, Jackie Orszaczky, Carl Orr, Gordon Rytmeister, Kevin Hunt, Mark Isaacs, Steve Hunter, Victor Rounds, Sean Wayland, David Holmes, & Jonathon Swartz . During these years she also put together FULL BODY MESSAGE – a 4 piece , all girl , Accapella Gospel group. Together Deborah , Chris E Thomas, Lea Mason & Narelle Nielson enjoyed a series of TV, radio, live & recording dates. The band was very well received, doing supports for international Gospel act, “THE BIRMINGHAM SUNLIGHTS' and local guy TOMMY EMMANUEL.
1993 Deborah moved to NYC where she lived & worked for 3 yrs composing , recording and performing on piano and guitar.
When she returned in 1996, Deborah began teaching vocals at the School Of Creative Arts ( Aust. & Singapore), and put together a pop rock band with a dash of country flavour . She began writing in this genre, & began a new recording project that became the CD 'WHAT YOU ARE”, collaborating with Douglas Weaver, Ralph Marshall & Glen Wilson.
In 1998 “He Hears Me", was released and the following years saw Deborah returning to her 2 great musical loves, Jazz & Gospel. By 2003 she had begun to form 'Manhattan Love Bistro' with Sean Wayland, Dale Barlow, Jonathon Swartz and Gordon Rytmeister and made a recording of that band (yet to be released in hard copy but available online).
Career Highlights include:
-producing and presenting 'Sunday Brunch' ; a 3 hour jazz and cool music radio show, from 9am till 12 noon, every Sunday on 2CCR 90.5FM. (2006)
-National ‘Jazz For The Forests’ tour with Galapagos Duck, Don Burrows, James Morrison and Tommy Emmanuel.
-Top jazz artists in Australia , including Dale Barlow, Mark Isaacs and Carl Orr, have invited Debra to perform live in their ensembles, and collaborate on their recorded work.
Recording Projects include:
-Lead Vocal , 2 trx on debut album of Carl Orr. Co-write on ‘When I Don’t See You’
-Lead vocals on Mark Isaacs pop project ‘Grace City’
-Lead vocal on 2 trx ‘Re-birth Of The Cool’ – Dorian Mode
-Vocalist on ABC recording of Kevin Hunt's, "Ceremony"
- The Rider On The White Horse - C2012 Deborah Dicembre . Produced by Randall Waller & Deborah Dicembre
- Manhattan Love Bistro - 7 song Jazz EP, 5 standards 2 original
- Soul Song / The Ballad Of Malcolm Campbell
- He Hears Me – An eclectic soulful jazz mix of Hymns & Gospel songs. 17 trx, 6 original, all original arr. Piano – Kevin Hunt, Debra- all vocals
- What You Are – 5 trk EP , all original Rock/Pop/Blues
- The One For Me' with children's big band KINDERJAZZ