Debra Rider

  • Singer
    Female / Florida
  • Ethnicity
    Age Range
    55 - 61
    5' 5" (1m 65cm)
    9st. 2lb (58kg)
    Hair Colour
    Eye Colour
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  • Links

    Personal Website


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
Body & Soul
2017 - 2019backing singer, soloist and duet with Reba tribute
Backing Vocalist
Corrie Sachs as Reba!
2014 - 2017bandleader/vocal soloist/vocal duets
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
self employed
1983 - 2006character voices
Sally Industries
Freebird's presents Marcia Ball
2005Big Band/jazz/swing
Nelson Riddle Orchestra
St. Augustine Jazz Society
Springing the Blues Festival-Jacksonville Beach, FL
1983 - 2001jingles,session singing
August Recording Studio
1998 - 2001big band
University of North Florida
1998Classic Rock
Sam Andrew of Big Brother and The Holding Company
1997American Composers
Savannah Music Festival-American Traditions Vocal Competition
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

    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