Bootleg Blondie

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Friday 9th November 2018
8:00pm to 10:30pm (Doors 7.30pm)

General admission: £15/£17.50 (door) Under 16’s: £13/£15 (door) (must be accompanied by an adult)

Bootleg Blondie is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City before its demise in 2006.

Lead vocalist Debbie Harris has appeared on two shows for BBC1 when she was picked out of 15,000 applicants to represent Debbie Harry on ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ hosted by Paddy McGuinness. The shows attracted an audience of 10 million viewers! Debbie is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film ‘Oliver’!

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the real Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band. In March 2016, Debbie and Harry married in CBGB, The Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave and where the real Blondie first kicked off their career and to their great delight, they received two video messages from both Blondie and Debbie Harry herself congratulating them on their wedding day. What a wedding present!

The duo has even played with a member of the band itself. Their Christmas wishes came true when Clem Burke, Blondie’s drummer, came along to a Bootleg Blondie gig and actually got up and played drums on stage with the band. Watching and playing with Bootleg Blondie was an emotional experience for him and Bootleg Blondie were very touched by Clem’s presence! Bootleg Blondie also had the unbelievable honour of being mentioned on Blondie’s 11th studio album Pollinator in May 2016.

Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell. Like her heroine she is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t-shirts with more holes than t-shirt! Debbie’s pride & joy is her guitar that she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie members.

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