Debra Rider

  • Singer
    Female / Florida
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    55 - 61
    Height
    5' 5" (1m 65cm)
    Weight
    9st. 2lb (58kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim
  • Images

    Files

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  • Links

    Personal Website
    www.debrarider.com
    LinkedIn
    @debrarider

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2021Linda Ronstadt Tribute Artist
Lead Vocalist
Debra Rider Soul Twang Music LLC
2013 - 2020backing vocalist
Musical Theatre
Elvis Tribute Artist
2003 - 2020Healing through Music
Solo
Body & Soul
2017 - 2019backing singer, soloist and duet with Reba tribute
Backing Vocalist
Corrie Sachs as Reba!
2014 - 2017bandleader/vocal soloist/vocal duets
Other
Chapel Concert Series featuring Calvin Newborn guitarist
2015 - 2017backing vocalist/percussion/mandolin
Musical Theatre
Ted Vigil as John Denver Tribute Artist
1983 - 2017variety/pop/rock/jazz/blues/country
Solo
self employed
1983 - 2006character voices
Solo
Sally Industries
2005blues/jazz
Solo
Freebird's presents Marcia Ball
2005Big Band/jazz/swing
Solo
Nelson Riddle Orchestra
2003Jazz/Swing
Solo
St. Augustine Jazz Society
2002Blues
Solo
Springing the Blues Festival-Jacksonville Beach, FL
1983 - 2001jingles,session singing
Solo
August Recording Studio
1998 - 2001big band
Solo
University of North Florida
1998Classic Rock
Solo
Sam Andrew of Big Brother and The Holding Company
1997American Composers
Solo
Savannah Music Festival-American Traditions Vocal Competition
1996Blues
Solo
Springing the Blues Festival-Jacksonville Beach, FL
1996Adult contemporary
Song Writer
Unisong International Songwriting Competition
1989 - 1992touring backing vocalist
Backing Vocalist
Lynyrd Skynyrd
1979 - 1982Roots/Folk/Americana/Country
Song Writer
Florida Songwriters Association
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010Bachelor of Music-Jazz StudiesUniversity of North Florida

    Additional Skills

    songwriting, studio recording, session singing, jingles, character voice singing/voice overs

    Additional Information

    Unisong International Songwriting Competition Merit Award winner

    About me

    Debra Rider: Debra toured as backing vocalist with the hall of fame southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Debra performs recording sessions, jingles, voice overs, character voices, is a choir member and soloist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and is lead and backing vocalist for several Jacksonville area bands. Debra covered Janis Joplin’s tunes for Sam Andrew of Big Brother and the Holding Company, opened for Boots Randolph and Marcia Ball, sang with University of North Florida’s Jazz Ensembles I & II where she earned a bachelor of music in jazz studies. She was featured with the Chris Riddle Orchestra, won a Unisong International merit award for songwriting, placed in the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition twice, made the first cut the first year Simon Cowell’s X Factor auditioned in Miami and was asked to showcase her original songs at Cutting Edge NOLA. She has performed for Springing the Blues Festival, Jacksonville Beach, the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, and the Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Debra is honored to sing for the Jacksonville Symphony chartered non-profit, Body & Soul. She has sung backing vocals with The Double Trouble Show Band for all Kevin Mills as Elvis Tribute Shows at Alhambra Theatre and Dining as well as for Kenny & Dolly, John Denver, Barry White, Donna Summer, Johnny Cash, and Reba McEntire tribute artists. Debra performs regularly in the north Florida area with area bands and musicians as well as her own tribute, Get Closer! A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt..

  • Skills

    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Skin Colour
    • Tanned
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Interested in
    • A cappella
    • Backing Vocalist
    • Choral
    • Commericals
    • Cruise Ships
    • Lead Vocalist
    • Musical Theatre
    • Open Mic Events
    • Session work
    • Teaching Jobs
    • Tour (Europe)
    • Tour (UK)
    • Tour (Worldwide)
    • Tribute Acts
    Experienced In
    • A cappella
    • Backing Vocalist
    • Choral
    • Commercials
    • Lead Vocalist
    • Musical Theatre
    • Open Mic Events
    • Soloist
    • Teaching
    • Tour (Europe)
    • Tour (UK)
    • Tour (Worldwide)
    • Tribute Acts
    Singing Styles
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Cabaret
    • Choral
    • Country
    • Folk
    • Funk
    • Gospel
    • Indie
    • Jazz/Blues
    • Musical Theatre
    • Pop
    • RnB
    • Rock
    • Soul
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Belt
    • Falsetto
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    • Soprano