Debbie Chou (pronounced "Cho") studied classical piano at the age of four. Growing up in Taipei, Taiwan, she developed a love for choir, jazz vocals, and theater.
She spent summers under the direction of vocals coaches Dena DeRose and Marni Nixon in the U.S. In 2000, she was accepted into The Hartt School at University of Hartford as a Musical Theater student.
After one semester, she decided her true passion was in music. She spent her remaining years in college studying music composition. She moved to New York City in 2004, where she met and collaborated with singer songwriter John Carpenter.
She became friends with members of The Barrens and joined their band as a keyboardist in 2008. She then began to write original songs with lyrics.
They released their EP "Worming" in 2008 and a full-length album "The Barrens" in 2011.
Debbie released her solo album, Lovebug earlier this year.
I think you will enjoy the sounds of Debbie, both the vocal and the keyboards.
Check her out.
The River Debbie Chou solo show at Waltz Astoria, 4/30/2011
Another track from that same gig.
My Darling Debbie Chou solo show at Waltz Astoria, 4/30/2011, featuring Colin Fitzgerald from The Barrens.
Our last live track from Debbie and guest today, what a beautiful combination of piano and guitar they have here.
Earth Debbie Chou solo show at Waltz Astoria, 4/30/2011, featuring Colin Fitzgerald from The Barrens.
And you know you want to listen to the album, well here you go.
released 23 April 2012
Debbie Chou: vocals, piano, glockenspiel, keyboard, guitar (Track 5,) bass (Tracks 2, 5, 9)
Jonathan Jetter: guitar (Tracks 2, 5, 9, 11) bass (Track 1) drum loops
Caleb Burhans: string arrangements, violin and viola
Kenny Shaw: drums and percussion
Colin Fitzgerald: guitar (Track 3)
Mike Koene: guitar (Tracks 9, 10)
Produced, recorded, and mixed by Jonathan Jetter at Right Angle Recording in New York, NY
Mastered by Dave Roman at 4130 Mastering
Piano by Steinway & Sons
This album would not have been possible without the love and support from my loving parents Tien-Ray Chou and Mann-Ling Sung, my dearest sister Jacqueline Chou, my gracious aunt Tracy Huang, and my beloved friends from all around the world. Special thanks to The Barrens and my Steinway & Sons family.