Debi Doss - 'Debi Does…'

Kinks backing vocalist Debi Doss is releasing her first solo EP - on sale from 24 November 2014, but already downloadable from Amazon and iTunes.
Debi will also have copies of the cd available at the Official Kinks Fan Club Meeting, at The Boston, Tufnell Park, 16 November 2014

"A really nice version of a classic song"

BBC Radio 2 Alex Lester, on Debi's version of 'Video Killed The Radio Star'

The EP 'DEBI DOES.... ' was conceived when Debi decided it was finally her turn to break away from singing backing vocals and sing lead vocals herself. As a tribute to the artists who have had an impact on her professional life, she recorded her very own stripped down version of Trevor Horn's No 1 song, 'Video Killed the Radio Star', with Phil Palmer on guitar (who not only worked with Debi in The BuggIes but also is Ray Davies' nephew). The track was recorded at Konk Studios, where she used to work with The Kinks.
Ray Davies gave Debi her first proper professional singing job in his touring musical of 'Preservation' in the US in 1974. Fast forward 40 years and Debi pays tribute to Ray's songwriting skills recording the wonderful classic '
Waterloo Sunset'. She also covers the ballad 'Nothing Lasts Forever' from Ray's musical 'Preservation'. Debi played Ray the tracks she had recorded at Konk and he encouraged her to "now write some of your own". So she did! She decided to try her songwriting skills along with writing in another language and the French ballad 'Je Chante' was written. Finally, Debi composed the short musical phrase 'Fly High (part l)' as a memorial tribute to her young, 20-year-old nephew, Scotty, who tragically drowned in Big River, outside St. Louis, in June of this year.

Listen to Sue Marchant's BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview with Debi, including some of the tracks from the EP

Track List

1. VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR (Horn/Downes/Woolley) 4:32
2. WATERLOO SUNSET (Ray Davies) 4:18
3. NOTHING LASTS FOREVER (Ray Davies) 3:36
4. JE CHANTE (Debi Doss) 2:19
5. FLY HIGH - PART 1 (Debi Doss) 2:14

Tracks 1 & 3 recorded at Konk Studios. Guitars played by Phil Palmer.
Percussion on Track 1 added by
Mick Avory at The Doss House. Additional percussion on Track 1 by Wes Maebe, Malcolm Atkin and Debi Doss at The Doss House.  Recorded and engineered by Wes Maebe. Assistant engineer at Konk: Dougal Lott.

Track 2
recorded at Skinnyfarm Studio. Guitars played by Dzal Martin. Recorded and engineered by Wes Maebe and David Jones.

Track 4
recorded at Metropolis Studios. Piano played by Rod Edwards. Cello played by Hannah Lloyd. Cello arrangement by Rod Edwards. Recorded and engineered by Xavier Stephenson.

Track 5
recorded at Skinnyfarm Studio. Guitars played by Wes Maebe. Keyboards and xylophone played by Debi Doss. Recorded and engineered by Wes Maebe. David Jones assistant engineer.

All tracks mixed and mastered by Wes Maebe at The Sonic Cuisine.

Produced by
Debi Doss and Wes Maebe.

Front cover photograph by Stephen Morley
Back cover photograph of Debi in Buggles, 1979, by
Linda Jardim

Fly High in memory of Scott Doss, who lost his life in Big River, outside St. Louis, Missouri, 17th June 2014. Bless him.

Thanks to
Lauren Doss for love and inspiration and to Malcolm Atkin for love and support! And Wes and Debbie Maebe for encouragement!

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