Debi Doss – Debi Does (Own Label)
You may not recognise the name but Debi Doss but you have almost certainly heard her voice. She sang the female parts on the Buggles classic, Video Killed The Radio Star and was a backing singer for The Kinks amongst many others. These two bands feature heavily on this EP, with an acoustic, folksy version of Video Killed The Radio Star opening things, followed by two Ray Davies Songs, Waterloo Sunset and Nothing Lasts Forever. Crisp, clear vocals set the scene for both, with the well-known former the better song. The latter will not set the heather on fire but Debbie has a calming voice and the song just drifts along in the background. She also includes two of her own compositions, the French language Je Chante being the first. This is a strange one, why French? It’s pleasant enough although Eurovision is not far from the surface. She finishes with the poignant Fly High (Part 1) which was composed in tribute to her nephew who tragically drowned earlier this year.
Debi has spent a number of years in the background but this EP shows that she deserves to be out in the spotlight.