Debi Sander Walker

Debi Sander Walker

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The statement, "A TRUE VARIETY ENTERTAINER!" is the truth when applied to Debi. She performs all over North America to sold out houses. Her "ONE WOMAN SHOW" thrills audiences everywhere.Her voice is absolutely gorgeous and enchanting. Debi is a true leader when it comes to total entertainment

Biography

A multi-talented performer, Debi’s experience encompasses classical music, light rock, jazz standards and dance music as well as a variety of character sketches. She amazes audiences everywhere with her One Woman Show, which includes the classical angelic vocal style, the jazz or hard rock sounds and easily moves right into that wild and funny "Wacko Woman Carmellina". These characters also add excitement to her children’s shows and her many speaking seminars, into which she incorporates humour, while at the same time teaching life skills and attitude adjustments for everyday life.
Debi was named “Musician of the Year” and was nominated for Woman of Distinction- “Pinnacle Award”. Debi works as the Entertainment Coordinator for many functions. Her experiences include providing complete entertainment at numerous awards shows, countless corporate events, as well as charitable organizations.
Whether you are being entertained by "Ethel", "Carmellina", “Patsy”, or Debi herself, you will find the versatility of this performer to be boundless. She's a singer/songwriter/actress that has toured both Canada and the U.S., and has taken part in many different productions including "Patsy!”, where she was the alternate lead, and recently, in the States "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline", where she played the lead to sold out houses the entire season. In the summer of 2004, Debi also starred in the “Tribute To Rosemary Clooney”. As the only female Big Band Leader in Canada, she fronts and manages her own 11-piece band. Debi is also a successful composer. "A Mother's Cry" (from her first CD) reached #26 on the Top 40 charts. Her second CD “Surprise!! It’s Christmas!!” received much airplay across Canada and the U.S. Debi's third and most recent CD is an eclectic collection of Vocal Styles entitled “Full Spectrum”.
Debi has performed hundreds of venues including the Royal York Hotel, Granite Club, Toronto Art Gallery, Living Arts Center, Ontario Club, Meadowvale Theatre, Square One, Rosedale Golf Club, BCE Place, Nathan Philips Square, Skydome, Scarborough Civic Center, Donaldo Club, Palais Royale, Canadian National Exhibition, Old Mill, Mel Lastman Square, and The Hershey Centre. She’s been the Anthem singer for Jean Chretien, Mike Harris, Queen’s Plate, America’s Cup, Presidents Dinner, Mississauga Mayor’s Gala, Ed Mirvish’s birthday party as well as numerous awards shows, corporate events, and sports events, including PACE Canadian Squash Classic.
Community involvement is another one of Debi’s commitments. She performs in and produces her own Annual Family Variety Show, with proceeds going to a children’s charity. Debi has served as a Director on numerous Boards. For years Debi has been a member of the Mississauga Board of Trade, she has been Chairman on several committees and for six years she served as a Director on their Board.
Her company, Debi Sander Walker Entertainment received the “Sam McCallion Community Involvement Award”, and in February 2002 Debi was the recipient of the Board of Trade's “Chairman Award”.
Looking at Debi’s warm smile makes people feel confident that they will be entertained by a true professional. It isn’t just talent that has won Sander Walker success. Debi has a solid, dedicated, determined work ethic; traits that most people do not associate with the music business. Not only does she lead her band; she manages it with the skill of an accomplished business executive. Although Debi’s experience encompasses diverse musical styles and various character sketches, the real bond between Debi and her audience happens when she sings. The crowd is entranced by a voice that’s one third angelic, one third opera-trained and one third emotion, because she knows how to bring the listener into the music, not just the music to the listener.
In the unpredictable world of entertainment, this consummate professional is a breath of fresh air. She knows that entertainment is a not only an art form, but also a business. Her voice, her love of music and her work ethic are all combined resulting in satisfied, overwhelmed audiences everywhere.
As some of the more successful performers were perceived, Debi is characterized as a True Variety Entertainer. One which will not soon be forgotten.
Debi has a complete website for your browsing pleasure. www.debisanderwalker.com or call 905-275-4744.

Lyrics

A MOTHER'S CRY

Written By: DEBI SANDER WALKER / JACK PREOBRAZENSKI

{ VERSE 1 }
THE SOUND OF HER BREATH,
IS ALL THAT YOU HEAR ON THIS COOL SILENT NIGHT
THE WORLD SEEMS AT PEACE,
BUT INSIDE SHE KNOWS THAT THIS LOSS IS NOT RIGHT
BECAUSE HEROES DIE YOUNG,
NO ONE REMEMBERS THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE
THE MONUMENTS STAND,
BUT WHERE IS THE LOVE OF THE LAND?
TELL ME PLEASE, WHERE IS THE LOVE OF THE LAND?
{ CHORUS }
SHE WEEPS FOR THE CHILDREN, SHE WATCHES THEM PLAY
THE LAND THAT THEY LIVE ON, HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY
FATHERS HAVE SUFFERED, BROTHERS HAVE DIED
MOTHERS REMEMBER,
SEE HOW THEY CRY
----4 OR 8 BAR INTERLUDE
{ VERSE 2 }
REMEMBER A TIME, PICTURE THE LAND AS IT WAS LONG AGO
A WHOLE DIFFERENT WORLD,
THAT NEW GENERATIONS TO COME WILL NOT KNOW.
THE EAGLE SOARS IN THE SKY,
SPREADING HER WINGS ON THE BREEZES THAT FLOW.
FLYING SO FREE, WONDERING WHERE DID THEY GO
TELL ME PLEASE,
WHERE DID THEY GO?
REPEAT { CHORUS } – 2X
END ON 8 BAR INTERLUDE, REPEAT AND FADE

A Mothers Cry

Written By: Debi Sander Walker & Jack Preobrazenski

THE SOUND OF HER BREATH,
IS ALL THAT YOU HEAR ON THIS COOL SILENT NIGHT
THE WORLD SEEMS AT PEACE,
BUT INSIDE SHE KNOWS THAT THIS LOSS IS NOT RIGHT
BECAUSE HEROES DIE YOUNG,
NO ONE REMEMBERS THE WORK THEY HAVE DONE
THE MONUMENTS STAND,
BUT WHERE IS THE LOVE OF THE LAND?
TELL ME PLEASE, WHERE IS THE LOVE OF THE LAND?
[B]
SHE WEEPS FOR THE CHILDREN, SHE WATCHES THEM PLAY
THE LAND THAT THEY LIVE ON, HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY
FATHERS HAVE SUFFERED, BROTHERS HAVE DIED
MOTHERS REMEMBER, SEE HOW THEY CRY
[A2]
REMEMBER A TIME, PICTURE THE LAND AS IT WAS LONG AGO
A WHOLE DIFFERENT WORLD,
THAT NEW GENERATIONS TO COME WILL NOT KNOW.
THE EAGLE SOARS IN THE SKY,
SPREADING HER WINGS ON THE BREEZES THAT FLOW.
FLYING SO FREE, WONDERING WHERE DID THEY GO
TELL ME PLEASE, WHERE DID THEY GO?
CHORUS

Discography

Cry Out Loud
Surprise!!! It's Christmas!!!
Full Spectrum
See Me Now!

Set List

Concert Set Lists differ from Corporate Gigs
Mostly cover tunes, but some originals are included.