BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the Official Deborah Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play at the legendary CBGBs in New York City before it’s sad closure in 2006. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career. The Bootlegs have also played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club & Hammersmith Palais in London, Eric’s in Liverpool and appear regularly at many top venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.
Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and been officially endorsed by the band. Deborah Harry got in touch when she heard they were playing CBGBs in New York City to wish us good luck and when Clem Burke, Blondie’ss charismatic drummer, found out that we were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for them to meet him and signed their bass drum skin. During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK we took Clem out for a trip around London in their tour bus, he signed that too!!!! In 2014 Clem invited Debbie Harris along to a recording session at the famous Foo Fighters 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where Dave Grohl made the film Sound City reel To Reel featuring Paul McCartney recording the Grammy winning song Cut Me Some Slack.
In March 2016 Debbie and Andy got married and to their great delight received two video clips from both Blondie and Deborah Harry herself congratulating them on their wedding!
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 & joy is her guitar which she plays during her 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!
‘Good luck with your show!’