Bootleg Blondie

Bootleg Blondie

Debbie Harris and Bootleg Blondie have played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club, the Hammersmith Palais, The Electric Ballroom in London, Eric’s in Liverpool and have opened up for amongst others The Undertones, Slade, The Beat, Bad Manners, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel O’Connor, Tony Hadley, David Essex and Nick Kershaw – and can be seen at all the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the real Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band.

Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006, when she heard Bootleg Blondie were playing CBGB’s in New York City to wish good luck with the show. When Clem Burke, Blondie's charismatic drummer, found out that the band were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged a meet up to sign the Bootleg’s bass drum skin.

In 2014, Clem invited Debbie and Andy to a recording session at the Foo Fighters’ famous 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where they saw Clem and the awesome Neve mixing desk in action!

In 2016, Clem Burke came along to a Bootleg Blondie gig and actually got up and played drums on stage with the band! He said afterwards that watching and playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional – well, Bootleg Blondie were very touched by Clem’s presence!

Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and – like her heroine – 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 and joy is her guitar, which she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie band members.

Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis, who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film 'Oliver'!


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