Bootleg Blondie is the Official Deborah Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play at the legendary CBGBs in New York City. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk, New Wave and where the real Blondie first kicked off their career!
Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie Bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t shirts with more holes than t shirt!
Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film 'Oliver'!
Bootleg Blondie have played at the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club & Hammersmith Palais in London, Eric’s in Liverpool and appears regularly at many top venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.
Debbie Harris and the band have met the REAL Blondie and been officially endorsed by the band. Debbie's pride & joy is her guitar which she plays during her shows and is signed by all the Blondie band members,.
Deborah Harry also got in touch with Bootleg Blondie when she heard they were playing CBGBs in New York City to wish them good luck and when Clem Burke, Blondie's charismatic drummer, found out that they were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for them to meet him and signed their bass drum skin. During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK they took Clem out for a trip around London in their tour bus, he signed that too! In 2014 Clem invited Debbie Harris along to a recording session at the famous Foo Fighters 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where Dave Grohl made the film Sound City Reel To Reel featuring Paul McCartney recording the Grammy winning song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’.
"Good luck with your show!" - Debbie Harry
"Playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional" - Clem Burke
"Thank you for your support" - Chris Stein
"Hey Debbie and Andy congratulations, rock the house!" - Debbie Harry and Blondie
“The sound, the look of Blondie, it’s all there!” - The Sun
“This female singer spookily resembles Debbie Harry!” - The Standard
“I can’t believe it’s not Blondie…. And I toured with the real thing!” - Mick Avory (The Kinks)
“Great show, so true to Blondie!” - Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)