“A fiery voice that straddles the rock/soul fence … positively uplifting”
M. Paoletta – Billboard Magazine
Debby Holiday is a multiple Billboard charting singer/songwriter.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Debby experienced every aspect of the music industry early on. Her father, Jimmy Holiday, was a passionate and soulful artist, topping the charts with several of his own singles before going on to co-write hits for Ray Charles (“All I Ever Need Is You” and “Understanding”) as well as the classic “Put A Little Love in Your Heart” (Jackie DeShannon). “All I Ever Need Is You” turned out to not only be a top ten single for Sonny and Cher, but also went on to be a wildly successful country hit for Kenny Rogers and Dottie West.
Naturally, exposure to this eclectic mix of musical genres strongly influenced Debby’s own unique and compelling sound.
In 2004, she broke onto the dance scene with her summer anthem “Dive” (Billboard #5) followed by the power ballad “Half A Mile Away” both of which shot into the Billboard Top 10 and featured in the episodic finale of the Showtime hit Queer as Folk.
All of Debby’s subsequent early aughts dance singles charted the Billboard Top 20 including, “Bring It On”, “Piece of My Love” and the DJ Tony Moran produced “Surrender Me”.
In addition to her own offerings, Debby has written with a wide range of notable songwriters (Jeffrey Steele, Al Anderson, Marty Fredrickson, Billy Steinberg, Erik Brazillian, and Clif Magness (Avril Levigne) and has shared the stage with the likes of Rod Stewart, Joe Walsh, John Waite, and Kiss; appearing on several television programs including The View and The David Letterman Show.
In 2007, “Dig Deep” featured as the season one theme for the hit FX Network show Dirt and 2008 brought “Joyful Sound” (Billboard #13) to the Olivia Newton-John starring Sordid Lives: The Series from writer, director, and producer Del Shores. Debby’s musical contributions have also been featured on NBC’s The Office, E! Entertainment’s How Do I Look, Showtime’s hit The L Word, and MTV’s The Pickup Artist.
Debby hit the Billboard Charts twice in 2012 with “Never Give Up” (Billboard #9) produced by San Francisco-based DJ Phil B and “Key to Your Soul” (Billboard #21) co-written with DJ John LePage & Jeff Fedak. The latter continued her ongoing relationship with Del Shores who directed an accompanying anti-bullying music video and a starring role in the feature film Blues for Willadean alongside Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer and Beth Grant.
2015’s “I Like You” with DJ Tony Moran as well as the Dirty Disco assisted “Lift” and “Was That All It Was” all reached the top five solidifying Debby’s omnipresence on the Billboard dance chart.
Today, Debby continues to pump up the volume on dance floors worldwide and live with her rock/soul band. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her new double album “Free2B”; her first offering of both rock and dance.