♪worthy #1 My first experience with performing in front of people wasn't through singing. It was actually through "Public Oration" contests in junior high school. By the age of 10 I was winning first place prizes over the upper school kids reciting speeches and poems. ♪worthy #2 For many years when I was young I thought I would grow up to be a investigational reporter. I was obsessed with show 20/20 on ABC and wanted to be the next Barbara Walters. ♪worthy #3 I have been told I can do some of the absolute best impressions ever. I secretly hoped this skill would land me a job on Saturday Night Live one day! (still hoping) ♪worthy #4 My full name is Deborah Naomi Binti ZeBulun Bond. My father I used to NEVER share this with people out of embarrassment. In my later years I've fallen in love with the power and uniqueness of my name although I rarely have a chance to share it fully with people.
With a soulful sound, personal and sensitive lyrics, and dynamic live performances, Debórah Bond (pronounced De-BOR-rah) and her band Third Logic are proof that fusion never died, but instead progressed. They first performed in Washington, D.C. 10 years ago and have since performed with the likes of Mint Condition, Roy Ayers, Incognito, Faith Evans, Joe, Loose Ends, The O’Jays, Ledisi, and Daley among countless other top notch soul acts. They’ve taken their concert- like live shows from DC’s legendary Howard Theatre to the Jazz Café in London, where their fan base grew exponentially after their critically-acclaimed release, Madam Palindrome.
Madam Palindrome hit #1 on the “UK Soul Chart” and stayed there for three consecutive weeks. The much-anticipated album saw rave reviews, with Chris Wells of Echoes Magazine declaring it “one of the best soul albums of 2011.”
Madam Palindrome was considered an intellectual, artistic and introspective musical experience, with genres ranging from psychedelic disco/funk to acoustic soul/R&B. The charming and whimsical video for debut single “You Are the One” is in current rotation on VH1 Soul and MTV.co.uk, along with popular video “See You in My Dreams.”
Debórah most recently collaborated with acid jazz pioneers Incognito on “I See the Sun,” as well in live performances. The band’s reputation for engaging shows and unique chemistry is spreading, bringing them to some of the most prestigious stages including a recent headlining performance at DC’s legendary Howard Theatre, Warner Theatre, BB Kings New York, Blue Note New York, BAM Cafe New York, Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Capital Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Supercruise, Strathmore Mansion and countless other venues where the crowds are as diverse as the sound.
When off-stage, Debórah stays busy recording jingles, hosting events, DJing, and interviewing artists like Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Lalah Hathaway, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, and many more. Debórah was Strathmore artist in residence from 2012-2013, and a member of the Songwriters Association of Washington. She was most recently voted Secretary of the D.C. Grammy Chapter, where she previously served as Governor, and works as a mentor for young women and vocal coach. Debórah Bond and Third Logic are currently preparing to hit the studio for the third full release and will continue to keep the tradition of live bands in soul music alive.