Debra Arlyn

Debra Arlyn

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

DEBRA ARLYN IS AN AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER, ASTOUNDING VOCALIST (i.e. MARIAH CAREY) & ACCOMPLISHED PIANO PLAYER. DEBRA DELIVERS A SOULFUL & HONEST LIVE PERFORMANCE, THAT NEVER STOPS CAPTIVATING AUDIENCES.

Biography

"DEBRA ARLYN, Portland Music Awards “Best Female Artist of the Year”, continues to gain industry acclaim and success as one of Portland’s most established independent artists. The presence and soulfulness of Debra’s incredible voice combioned with her award-winning songwriting, sets her apart from other female artists, and leaves listeners wondering how such a mature soul singer comes out of a young, blonde girl."

Debra's Recent Awards:

*'BEST FEMALE ARTIST' from the '08 Portland Music Awards.

*RUNNER- UP at the '07 WINERY MUSIC AWARDS', sponsored by Best Buy & iFanz.

* Wrote & Recorded entire soundtrack for documentary 'CLEAR-CUT', which premiered at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

* Won 'OREGON IDOL' Contest and competed for 'AMERICAN IDOL' TV show.

* Songs placed in CW Tv Show 'Related', written & produced by Marta Kauffman (of 'Friends' fame).

* Performed 14 city NW BORDERS Store Tour in '07 & '08.

* Listed among the 'TOP 100 UNSIGNED ARTISTS' in LA'S MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE.

Debra's Songwriting Has Been Internationally Recognized:

* 'Honorable Mention' in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST, R&B category for 'New Favorite Song'.

* Editors Pick in the 'SONG OF THE YEAR' Contest, for single 'Forever'.

* 'Honorable Mention' in the 'BILLBOARD WORLD SONGWRITING CONTEST' for song 'Let It Go'.

* Winner of the 'SINGER/SONGWRITER AWARD' from we are listening.org, for single 'FINE'.

Debra has showcased at these National Conventions:

*NACA WEST 2006 (Reno)
*NEMO (Boston)
*NARM (San Diego)
*WFA (San Diego)
*WINERY MUSIC AWARDS (San Luis Abisbo)

Debra has performed at these Music Festivals & Fairs:

*Bite of Oregon
*Taste of Tacoma
*Bite of Seattle
*Oregon State Fair
*Willamette Valley Music Festival
*Music on the Green
*Benton Co. Fair
*Lane Co. Fair
*Clackamas Co. Fair
*Clear-Water Casino Summer Concert Series
*Lake Oswego Concert Series
*Jackson Co. Fair
and many more...

Debra Has Performed at these Colleges:

*Olympic College
*Lewis & Clark College
*University of Nevada - Reno
*Redlands University
*Treasure Valley Community College
*Idaho State University
*Eastern Oregon University
*Western Oregon University
*Willamette University
*Central Washington University
*Gonzaga University
*Spokane Falls Community College
*Evergreen Community College
*Peninsula College
*Oregon State University
*Klamath Falls Community College
*University of Idaho
*Portland State University
*Wyoming University
*Eastern Washington University
*Yakima Community College
and many more...

Biography:

Debra has several prestigious awards under her belt, including ‘Honorable Mention’ in both the John-Lennon Songwriting Contest and Billboard’s World Songwriting Contest, winning the ‘06 ‘Singer/Songwriter Award’ from ‘we are listening.org’, Runner-up at the ‘Winery Music Awards’ sponsored by Best Buy & ifanz.com, and being listed on the annual ‘Top Hot Unsigned Artists’ from LA’s Music Connection Magazine, Debra’s music continues to be recognized on a national level. Her music has been in the films ‘ClearCut’, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on the Sundance Channel, and ‘Valley of Angels’ which won ‘Best Feature Film’ at the NY International Film Festival. Legendary producer Marta Kauffman of ‘Friends’ fame, handpicked Debra’s song “Why Can’t We Start Over?” to be featured on the CW TV show ‘Related’. Several other industry insiders have been captured by Debra’s talent: Randy Jackson, American Idol Judge and music icon, Jim Martone, founder of Trauma Records, and Andy Slaytor, former CEO of Capitol Records, commented Debra is "something you won’t hear every day."

With recently packed shows at Portland’s top venues, The Doug Fir & Jimmy Maks, Debra’s live show continues to astound with the addition of a 6 piece band. Past touring has brought Debra to The Hotel Café in LA, NEMO showcase in Boston, NACA College showcase in Reno, Humphrey’s By the Bay in San Diego, and The Bite of Oregon, Bite of Seattle, and Taste of Tacoma music festivals. Debra also performed at14 NW Border Stores, and over 30 college campuses on the West Coast. Not only is Debra’s music currently being played on over 50 college radio stations, Debra has cultivated relationships with Oregon’s top Hot AC & AAA Radio stations, including 105.1 KRSK The Buzz, 104.7 KDUK and KINK 102fm. Now with the addition of 6,000 fans through Ilike.com , Facebook, and 61,000 spam-free Myspace plays, as well as reviews in national publications “Music Connection Magazine”, “Music Spectator Magazine”, and “All-Access Magazine”, Debra’s music is far out-reaching her homegrown grasp.

Though only 23, Debra has come a long way since winning Clear-channels ‘Oregon Idol’ contest and competing for the ‘American Idol’ TV show. While pioneering her own musical path with indie label Homeslice Music, it is clear Debra has something significant to offer the music world as a musician, songwrit

Discography

Discography
"Tomorrow Another Day" LP - 2008
- Singles:
- 'Forever'
- 'Tell Me Now'
- 'New Favorite Song'

"Complicated Mess" LP - 2006
- Singles:
- Let It Go
- Fine

"Thinking Out Loud" LP - 2005
- Singles:
- Dance With Me
- I Love You

Set List

40 origional songs:

covers:

- Ace of Bace - "Dont Turn Around"
- Bill Withers - "Aint No Sunshine"
- Bill Withers - "Use Me"
- Cardigans - "Lovefool"
- Gwen Stefani - "Sweet Escape"
- Jackson 5 - "I want You Back"
- Jackson 5 - "Abc"
- James Taylor - "One Man Parade"
- James Taylor - "Better Half of Me"
- Jamiriqia - "Star Child"
- Janet Jackson - "What Have You Done For Me?"
- John Mayer - "Vultures"
- John Mayer - "St. Patricks Day"
- Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"
- The Motels - "Only The Lonely"
- No Doubt - "Hella Good"
- Paula Abdul - "Straight Up"
- Sade "By Your Side"
- Weezer - "Island In The Sun"
- Spirale Starecase ' "More Today Than Yesterday"
- Lilly Allen - "Smile"