Artist Spotlight: Deborah Bond

Debórah Bond and her band Third Logic’s “eclectic mix of R&B, funk and British soul” have solidified her reputation as an intensely sensitive, spiritual and funky artist, as well as a funky diva with captivating stage presence. The Washington, D.C. based band has shared the stage with Raheem Devaughn and Kem, and headlined at London’s Jazz Café and the Howard Theatre. Their third album, Madame Palindrome, was #1 on the “UK Soul Chart” for three consecutive weeks, and named “best soul album 2011” by Chris Wells of Echoes Magazine. The charmingly whimsical video for the debut single “You Are the One” is currently featured on VH1Soul and

A self-proclaimed “people watcher, dreamer and lover of philosophy,” Debórah Bond (pronounced De-BOR-rah) credits Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, and Sade as the roots which shaped her sound. Her unique and “eclectic mix of R&B, funk and British soul” receives accolades from critics, artists and fans worldwide. The debut album DayAfter, and the follow up release AfterDay, solidified Debórah Bond’s reputation as an intensely sensitive, spiritual, genuine artist, and a funky diva with captivating stage presence.

Debórah Bond and her dynamic band have been performing as a collective for 10 years, giving them a pure and genuine chemistry. The live show will take you in many musical directions with dynamic hits, musical peaks, and extreme showmanship. The power unit has performed at some of the top music around the US and abroad, most recently receiving a standing ovation at DC’s legendary Howard Theatre. Her collective made their UK debut on the opening night of the 2012 summer Olympics headlining London’s Jazz Café. Other venues include The Strathmore, Warner Theater, Blues Alley, Carter Barron Amphitheater, 9:30 Club, Blue Note (NY), Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY), BB Kings (NY), Rams Head Tavern, Piers 6 Pavillion, Birchmere, Eden’s Lounge, State Theater, Apache Cafe (Atlanta), Hot House (Chicago), Black Lilly (Philidelphia) Capital Jazz Super Cruise, Capital Jazz Festival, Meriweather Post Pavilion, Luanda Jazz Festival (Angola, Luanda) among many others. Debórah Bond has shared the stage with many of the hottest acts in soul music including: Ledisi, The Foreign Exchange, Rahsaan Patterson, Eric Roberson, Gordon Chambers, Kem, Kindred the Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Mint Condition, Ann Nesby, Elisabeth Withers, Ronny Jordan, Frank McComb and Fertile Ground. In October 2010, Debórah Bond was featured on The Capital Jazz Super Cruise’s “Underground Soul Lounge” amongst other emerging talent and in the company of artists such as Jeffrey Osbourne, Phil Perry, Incognito, Teena Marie, Maysa, and countless other musical icons. Debórah Bond and her band/production team Third Logic’s much anticipated third installment, Madam Palindrome, debuted to rave reviews from the US and abroad. This album is a confident, bold, artistic and imaginative statement. The concept for Madam Palindrome emerged as an intellectual, artistic and introspective musical experience – featuring songs inspired by an array of musical genres ranging from psychedelic disco/funk to acoustic soul R&B. Amongst many entrancing gems on Madam Palindrome – “If I Didn’t Need You” – a duet with UK underground legend Lewis Taylor that underscores the sassy sophisticated funk that is definitive of Debórah Bond. Madam Palindrome hit # 1 on the “UK Soul Chart” for three consecutive weeks and is considered one of the “best soul albums of 2011” by Chris Wells of Echoes magazine. The charmingly whimsical new video for the debut single “You Are the One” is currently being featured on VH1Soul and In addition to being one of soul music’s rising stars, Debórah Bond also thrives in the world of production and media. With a deep desire to keep a connection to the music industry and community, Debórah also conducts interviews, live broadcasts, writes jingles, creates voiceovers, and produces on air content for Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Satisfying her love for people, music, and conversation, Debórah enjoys hosting shows and interviewing music industries top artists, including Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Lalah Hathaway, Brand New Heavies, Marsha Ambrosius, Fourplay, Nneena Freelon, Musiq Soulchild, & Spyro Gyra, among a long list of others.

Debórah is a member is now serving as Governor for DC Grammy Chapter, a Songwriters Association of Washington member, and Strathmore Artist in Residence for 2012-2013. Debórah and her band, Third Logic, take pride in creating music that has no boundaries, and goes beyond age, race, or creed.

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