Originally from San Francisco, California, Deborah grew up surrounded by
music - by the sounds of Jazz, Soul, R&B, Gospel and Pop music. She says her
"father sang and her mother was possessed of natural rhythm", and these
musical talents were passed on to her brothers as well as herself. She
said her brothers were seasoned performers with the Mason and Kahn Studios
in San Francisco when she was growing up. Like her brothers, Deborah
was also groomed to be a performer.
Her singing career began early. She sang with her High School's
vocal group and won a music contest sponsored by the Talented Teen
Foundation. She says she sang her way through six European countries,
sang as a solo vocalist in Acapulco, Mexico, toured with the "Duane Dancers"
and sang and danced in various stage and variety shows. She also
performed for our military troops.
During her career, she has shared the stage with country music greats
Red Merrill and Buck Owens. She was hired by Bill Medley of the Righteous
Brothers as a background singer. She found herself in the presence of
high-profile performers such as Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Glen Campbell,
and the king himself, Elvis, to name a few. She worked to developed her
vocal and dance skills and eventually fronted her own bands “Sweetwater”,
“Fahrenheit” and her current band.
Deborah says that "spiritually", "Gospel is the root of her music. She
has been in the contemporary music group for The Rock Church and Horizon
Christian Fellowship church in San Diego and has also been a soloist in
their gospel choir. She says, “Singing is more than a talent, it’s more like
a reason for being, a spiritual force and guiding passion of your life”,
which describes the way she delivers her songs. From a beautiful
emotional ballad to a passionate high energy R&B Funk melody she gives her
all to the audience. She says that all of her musical experiences influence
"every note" from Gospel to R&B to Jazz to Pop and the genres have
attributed to the musical success she enjoys."
"Deborah has been on various musical recording projects through out the
years, including a Jazz album Bill Cosby produced in the 80’s with
performers such as Ray Parker Jr. Most recently Deborah is a background and
guest vocalist on jazz artist, Burt Brion’s CD, “Say the Word.” A person
whole heartedly committed to her music, Deborah looks forward to growing in
her craft and sharing her talents with the world".
- *Content derived from Deborah's
website from a bio re-written by DCB.
From Deborah Flores' "Step Aside" (excerpts)
The debut CD for veteran songstress of the performing stage Deborah
Flores, has arrived! With a seamless flow of sounds from soulful R&B and
contemporary jazz to neo-soul this album has it all! Deborah’s seasoned
voice belts out effortlessly in the Step Aside.. R&B songs “Movin On” and
“Sneakin Around”. “Sneakin Around”, an original composition, filled with a
funk filled playful vibe, “Dream on Dreamer” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” (a Bill
Withers classic) display the mellow silky flavor of smooth jazz with some
unexpected yet warmly welcomed surprise turns along the way.
Bassist, Marcus Miller takes it to another level in Deborah’s rendition
of, “Do I Do” (By Stevie Wonder). There’s even a touch of some soft rock
found in the Lenny Kravitz classic, “I Belong to You”. Adding a more mature
vibe to the song list, Deborah sings in sultry elegance the jazz standard,
“The Man I Love” featuring a stellar performance by Eric Marienthal on sax.
Undoubtedly you will not be able to sit still during Deborah’s original
song, “Move Your Body”, which evokes an urban funk sound that commands you
to do just that!
Producer, Jeff McCullough, owner of Tree Hill Media, applies his
creative soulful talent to every song. With over 20 years in the business,
Jeff’s expertise will keep you moving and grooving. Jeff’s musical
arrangements take the songs by storm! Each melody, each
composition, takes you on another musical journey making this CD an
experience of pure joy!
Deborah Flores, in her unique style and soulful vibe, provides something
for everyone’s musical pallet. Check it out today! Link:Onesheet PDF