Debbie Deb

From16 February 2019to12 April 2019

Debbie Deb

Debbie Deb (born March 10, 1966) is the stage name of American club, electro and freestyle dance music singer Deborah Claire Wesoff-Kowalski, who rose to recognition in the ‘80s for her dance tracks “Lookout Weekend” and “When I Hear Music”, hailing from Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, however raised in North Miami Beach, Florida, Debbie Deb discovered her interest in music at an early age, and by 16 was working in a Miami record store. It was here Deb was approached by producer Pretty Tony, who, fond of the way she spoke, queried as to whether Debbie could sing. The Brooklyn native answered that she could and the following day the pair headed to the studio to write and record “When I Hear Music”. The single became a huge hit in clubs, bars and dance floors alike, despite failing to chart, and significantly raised the singer’s profile upon release in 1984.

The single paved the way for her subsequent dance hit, “Lookout Weekend”, which arrived later in 1984. Peaking at No. 26 on the U.S. Dance Chart, the record once again became a staple in clubs across the U.S., as well as earning regular radio airplay. Fraught with low self-esteem due to low confidence and weight issues, Debbie Deb’s label refused to put her picture on the sleeves of her records, which compounded the singer’s negative feelings. As a result Deb hired a ‘double’ to perform and pose as Debbie Deb, which ultimately meant the real Deb received no real financial renumeration for her successful releases. The singer subsequently released the popular singles I’m Searchin’”, “I Wanna Work It Out”, and “I Wanna Dance”, before admitting enough was enough and focusing on her work as a hair stylist.

In 1994, after the label Pandisc had tracked Debbie Deb down and bought the rights to her singles, they also offered the singer a recording contract. The following year Deb returned to release her sophomore full-length album “She’s Back”, featuring the singles “There’s a Party Goin’ On” and the 1980’s Connie cover “Funky Little Beat”. Following another significant hiatus, in early 2009, Deb debuted a brand new single, “Everytime You Come Around”, raising the anticipation for future releases.

Saturday 16 February 2019
Debbie Deb
Mega Mix Beer & Music Festival 2019
Magic City Casino, Miami, FL, US

Friday 12 April 2019
Debbie Deb
with Sir Mix-a-lot, Shannon, and 7 others
Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA, US

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