BOOTLEG BLONDIE is Europe’s Official Deborah Harry and Blondie tribute band, the only Blondie tribute to play at the Isle Of Wight Festival and the legendary CBGBs in New York City. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave, where the real Blondie kicked off their career.
Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and attitude of the original Blondie Bombshell, and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh high boots and t.shirts with more holes than t.shirt!
Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band. Deborah Harry got in touch when she heard the band were playing at CBGBs to wish us good luck with our show and both Deborah and Chris Stein have signed the band’s guitars. Clem Burke, Blondie’s charismatic drummer, found out that we were making a replica of his Premier drum kit and arranged to meet us. He signed our bass drum skin which we use for all our shows. During the Blondie’s 2010 UK tour we took Clem out for a trip around London in our tour bus and he even signed that too!!!
Debbie has appeared as a Deborah Harry look-a-like on ITV’s ‘The Mint’ and has been featured in the The Sunday Observer, photographed by the famous rock photographer Kevin Cummins, who co-incidentally has worked with the real Deborah Harry and Blondie!
Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film 'Oliver'!
Please Note: This is an 18+ event. and has always sold out