Land of Deborah Looks a Lot Like Port Moody


Still picture from the video 'Happy' - The Land of Deborah

Deborah may be small in stature but she is big in personality. Originally from England, she now calls the Lower Mainland home and spends a lot of her time in the Tri-Cities.

Still picture from the video 'Happy' - The Land of Deborah

Still picture from the video ‘Happy’ – The Land of Deborah

She’s played shows at the various farmer’s markets in Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam as well as Leigh Square and other venues like cafés and coffee shops that feature live music. While playing a run of gigs around the Tri-Cities a close friend, who also happens to be a filmaker, suggested she make a video for her latest songwriting effort. Her friend had the perfect location in mind – Port Moody. With tons of scenery and perfect weather, they set off to film in a few locations that will be instantly recognizable to local residents – the boardwalk around the inlet at Rocky Point for one. The song is entitled ‘Happy’ and the video showcases an autumn day in Port Moody.

From the look and feel of the video – it looks like a tourism promo for Port Moody at times – it’s easy to see why Deborah likes to spend time in the area. It’s one reason she chose to make a visit to Canada a permanent situation. Her love of the area and her boyfriend-turned-husband, that is.

Deborah with her guitar

Deborah with her guitar

Most of Deborah’s songwriting is a solitary endeavour and sometimes it is a lengthy and arduous process, while other times it comes in a rush. In those ‘rush’ times, Deborah says she has to, “Just get out of the way and let it happen – there’s a story coming out.” Working in the studio is a different matter, however, as her ‘doesn’t work well with others’ songwriting style gives way to a much more collaborative openness as the songs develop and build.

Deborah has an album coming out this fall – well, two actually. One will be acoustic and one will have full band versions. This year Deborah has taken some risks and accepted new adventures and she’d like to encourage everyone to do the same with their gifts, “that’s my contribution, aside from the music itself”, she says. Watch for her as she shares her gift around the Tricities in the coming months. Shows are all listed on her website at www.thelandofdeborah.com. You can get in touch with Deborah at info@thelandofdeborah.com.

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