"Music has always been and will always be part of my soul" Deb grew up in a small town in rural Michigan. From a young age, she loved music and had a natural gift as a percussionist. "For as long as I can remember, I was banging out some kind of rhythm on pots, pans, tables...even my brother! I was always getting in trouble for making to much noise."
All the noise paid off when Deb was selected to showcase her talents with both the symphonic and jazz band associated with Blue Lake Fine Arts in Europe. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, majoring in Music Education. A Consummate percussionist, Deb went on to become proficient in stringed instruments and vocals. In her spare time, Deb taught marching band, percussion ensembles, and started her own drum studio. She also sang lead and wrote originals as she played with such bands as The Country Star Lighters, Midnight Fantasy, and Spectacle.
With the group White Light, Deb toured throughout the Midwest, co-writing and performing the group's songs. "This being my first solo CD, I went to Mr. Buddy Greco, a family friend, for input. After hearing 'Are You My Angel' Mr Greco was excited, saying "I just can't get that music out of my head!" I am thrilled to have a mucisian of Mr Greco's calibur involved in my project. Mr Greco jumped into the "Deb Barber" project with both feet, not only as her manager and co-producer, but also with his mastery at the keyboards, as demonstrated throughout the CD. Deb Barber's music can be described as powerful, sensual, and emotional. Her outstanding talent, combined with her striking good looks, and visible sense of humor, brings a subtle yet sultry energy to the stage. "I am a firm believer in the premise that the energy you put forth is what you get back. This CD was created in an aura of love and peace - that is what I wish to share with everyone enjoying my music."
Interview1. How did it feel to hear your song played all over the airwaves?
Rockin'!!!! It's like a long time dream coming into the Universe.2. Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry?
I always thought that it would be easy - that they would find you and takeyou on and poof - your a star. But that is not how it goes. I have beenworking on getting my music heard and it is just now hitting the airwaves.3. Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?
Yes, I do write my own songs. I am really lucky - I have my own Muse forinspiration. I also have the great Buddy Greco to add a little exta inthe mix.4. What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?
Sheryl Crow, Santana, Gretchin Wilson, I love to listen to everyone - andI listen to all Genres as well.5. What's next? Tour/Album/Single?
I am currently working on putting a US tour together. I also may have anAustralian Tour in the works as well.
I am always writing and am currently working on some new stuff for my next CD6. Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?
Yes - Several. When it just seemed like it was to big to obtain. Thereseemed to be a period of time when things just seemed to be workingagainst me. But I just kept plugging away - and it all turned out great.7. Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Both of them have their highs. But playing live in front of thousands ofpeople - there is nothing like it. That is my drug of choice. To hearthe crowd singing my music back - it is Rockin'!!!!!8. What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Barry Manilow, Sonny/Cher, The Osmands - When I was a little kid I use towatch their varity shows - I wanted to be like them.9. What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to yourmusical success?
The biggest challenge is having to start over everytime something doesn'tseem to work out. And keeping the faith when it seems like the mountain istoo high.10. What's a typical day like?
At this time in my life - I am working installing low-voltage wiring.I get up early in the morning - install alarms and surround soundthroughout Las Vegas. After I have put in a full day I then have severalstudents that I teach guitar, drums, keys, and/or bass. After lessons -its on to working on my own music or playing local gigs.11. What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist?
That I have a way to share my message with the world. That message being"What you give out is what you get back". I have the ability to send outuplifting messages and positive energy throughout the Universe. That Ican make a positive difference in someone's life.12. If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Santana13. Are you single? What do you look for in a partner?
No - I am taken.
I look for honesty. Someone who respects themselves. I need someone witha positive outlook, intuitive, open, and has to inspire my music. It alsodoesn't hurt to have a great look backside in a pair of jeans.14. Do you have a website fans can visit?
yes - they can find me at:www.debbarbermusic.com15. Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?
1. Do something that you love and are passionate about
2. Learn from mistakes/bad things that can happen and make positive changes.
3. stay positive
4. Surround yourself with people who support and love you for you.
5. Have fun and laugh everyday16. What message would you like to say to your fans?
If you have a dream - GO FOR IT!!! Never give up!! That dream is yourpath for this lifetime.
60 Second QuizFull Name:
Deborah Marie BarberNickname(s):
Deb, DebbieStar Sign:
2 Cats Jamoca and JazDescribe yourself in 3 words:
Funny, Lovable, HotBest Feature:
Cheek Bones HandsWorst Feature:
ChestPerson You Would Most Like to Meet:
Music, riding horses, skiing, travelingFirst Job:
pumped gas at a gas stationAre you a Pub, Bar or Club kind:
PubWhat Can You Never Leave Home Without:
ChapstickWhat is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning:
Where's my chapstick?