Houston, TX (PressExposure) March 02, 2012 -- Local recording artist and performer, Deborah Wedekind, who lives in the North Houston area, is currently featured with a photo, on the Singer Universe website's home page at: http://www.singeruniverse.com, as a National Top 5 Vocalist Finalist for January 2012! Her original song, "Psalm on Danny Boy", placed her in the Top 5 due to Deborah's beautiful vocals, haunting lyrics and unique arrangement. She also won a Top 5 spot nationally with Singer Universe in their December 2011 Best Vocalist contest, for her unique arrangement of "I Dreamed a Dream", recently made popular by British singer Susan Boyle. In Deborah's more Adult Contemporary version, she creates a stunningly beautiful counter melody in the orchestral strings which depict the longing and suffering of the lead character, Fantine, while creating a lighter vocal line that flows "...with much more of a Pop feel" than prior versions.
Deborah recorded her CD, Clear Skies Ahead, which released in November 2011, with Producer, Troy Warren, Jr., at Absolute Sound studios in Houston. Troy ranks Deborah's CD as his top project in over 30 years of working in sound production. Since its release, here is what This is Kingwood has to say about Deborah:
"...Deborah could and probably should be lumped in more with classic artists like Astrud Gilberto (Girl from Impanema), Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney and Lena Horne. She's that good. Her silky smooth voice stays somehow young and fresh while exhibiting a classically trained experience one can only gain from being, well, that good. If you get a chance to check out one of her local performances, do yourself a favor and make the effort, you'll be glad you did."
Additionally, Deborah's original sexy-Latin arrangement of the classic, "Till There Was You", is currently in the Broadjam.com Top 10 Latin songs chart worldwide, and on Feb. 19th, 2012, it reached #2 on the Top 10 Latin Jazz world chart. Her "Psalm on Danny Boy" also remains on Broadjam's Top 10 World Chart, and has been since January 2012. (Broadjam is a site for aspiring singers and songwriters music industry professionals and fans from around the world, and has many thousands of members.)
Deborah is also excited to have been recently asked to be the lead female singer for the Billie Ledbetter Band and Orchestra, Houston's #1 Dance Band. This will give Deborah many more opportunities to showcase her talents and bring her unique vocals, arrangements and compositions to the greater Houston and South Texas area.
Deborah Wedekind is available now for bookings, along with her world-class band. Please visit http://www.deborahwedekind.com for an EPK, booking one sheet, or to hear her music.
indieExtreme, with offices in Houston, TX, and Nashville, TN, represents musicians ranging from folk legend Judy Collins, to 7 year-old singer and Disney actress, Kaitlyn Maher. Deborah's Diva Prince Productions, is a client label with indieExtreme. The firm partners with INgrooves for digital distribution and marketing, along with providing label services such as marketing, publicity, social media management, management consulting, music licensing and online marketing systems to independent labels. To learn more about indieExtreme , please visit http://www.indieextreme.com.