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Debbie Henessey

Debbie Henessey

Band Name: Debbie Hennessey
Album Name: No Longer Broken
Music Style: Country
Band Description

Debbie Hennessey New Music Week Weekly AC40 Female Artist of the Year, charted a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. The music is an undeniably hooky mix of contemporary country, rock and blues with soulful, distinctive vocals and soaring guitars.
 
Debbie Hennessey was named AC40 Female Artist of the Year by New Music Weekly as well as charting a Top 20 Hit on NMW’s AC40 Charts. Her song Believe was used in an episode of The Moment, which aired on USA and UHD Networks and the music video for the song Good As Gone was featured on the broadcast TV shows Extra and The Next GAC Star. She is a multiple ASCAPlus Award recipient, was included on compilation CDs including CMT’s New Music CollectionGoGirls MusicFestSongsalive!Beautiful-Women on the Move and more. She was named Best Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse, has received Honorable Mentions from the Billboard World Song Contest, Great American Song Contest and West Coast Songwriters Contest. Debbie is a writer for Studio 51 Music, Pacifica Music and others providing original songs for their film and tv music libraries. She is a voting member of the NARAS/GRAMMYS and a writer/publisher member of ASCAP. All of Debbie’s cds and singles are available through several music outlets including iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon, or by calling 1-800-BUY-MY-CD. For more info visit www.debbiehennessey.com.
Some reviews:
“Sometimes the boulevard of broken dreams is really a highway of smashed hearts. Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Debbie Hennessey been down that road. But No Longer Broken is in the past tense; she’s looking in her rearview mirror, leaving the dashed hopes and bad shit behind. This is honest talk from a strong woman; however, the music is brimming with infectious pop/rock melodies even when the lyrics are tossing poison darts. Hennessey epitomizes the rootsy side of Adult Album Alternative, essentially classic rock with a contemporary edge. While there are country flavors in the grooves, this is definitely a West Coast record, more Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne than Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. On “Every Song is You,” Hennessey’s voice recalls the plaintive croon of Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac while producer Jeffery Marshall’s riffs give the track a Wallflowers kick. The title cut offers a feeling of emotional uplift from all the heartache. “One touch from you/And I’m no longer broken,” Hennessey sings, and killer slide guitar makes it all go down soulful and easy. When Hennessey lets it rip, she doesn’t hold back. “Liar, cheater,” she rages on in “You Can’t Unpull a Trigger.” The mean harmonica captures the anguish in her singing. On “Let Me Go,” Hennessey leaves her soul bare – and the listener breathless. Breaking up may be hard to do, but it’s worth it if it inspires albums as excellent as this.” – No Depression Magazine
When an artist’s voice can speak to you with its tone, pitch and power – not just with the lyrics sung – you know you’re in for something special. Soulful might only be a word, but it may just say it all when it comes to standout singer/songwriter Debbie Hennessey. From its first song, No Longer Broken, is an album that effortlessly blends genres and connects the universal experiences of love lost (“Every Song is You”), found (“No Longer Broken”), damaged (“Let Me Go”) and … massaged with liquor (“Whiskey Charm”). Heartache aside, No Longer Broken is something to celebrate as a polished piece of work from an indie artist that deserves praise for being eclectic, yet electric for fans of all types of music. This album is a little bit country with a dash of rock ’n’ roll, a few bursts of pop and some rich rhythm and blues that collides with deep soul. Hennessey’s voice is husky (in the best possible way) and offers hints of Stevie Nicks spun with the effervescence of a Faith Hill. On this, her third full-length album, Hennessey’s growth and range as an artist is evident, having co-written eight of the nine songs (six with her guitarist, Jeffrey Marshall), including the titular standout “No Longer Broken.” Hennessy is an accomplished indie act worth checking out; the production values and her voice – that voice! – will blow you away. It’s truly stellar from start to finish. – The Pulse Magazine
“Hennessey’s bold, husky delivery puts its imprint on her material, whose catchy hooks and spot-on arrangements show she knows her stuff and is surrounded by pro-calibre talent. Hennessey is a skilled artist whose polished work commands respect.” – Music Connection
“Los Angeles-based country-rocker Debbie Hennessey can sing the shingles off a barn…. her voice is magnificent…” Michael Scott Cain, Rambles
(Sugar & Rain) “As soon as the first strains of this song begin, and Debbie’s utterly unique voice starts to cut through the pleasing slide guitar, I was immediately drawn in…what you get when you hear Debbie sing is a rich, vibrant tone that’s full of life. It’s husky but polished, and that’s a rare and distinctive sound. While Debbie’s voice seems to sit somewhere in the middle of country, blues and pop, the song “Sugar and Rain” definitely has a classic country feel and arrangement. By the time the chorus comes in, it already felt familiar, which is what the best country songs do. They tell a story. Here, Debbie (along with fellow songwriters Courtney Leigh Heins and Jeffery Marshall) explores the relationship dynamic that develops over time, creating a brand new version of the “I don’t know where you end and I begin” theme…If you’re looking for twang and formulaic country songs, flip on CMT. If you’re seeking out something different, then open your ears up to the soulful voice of Debbie Hennessey.” Heidi Drockelman Indie-Music.com
“Good As Gone, her (Hennessey’s) thirteen-song collection of Nashville-ready tunes serves as wake-up call to radio programmers everywhere. Somebody sign this girl!” Mike Parker, BuddyHollywood
“Good as Gone” is a an deep crock pot simple yet emotionally satisfying vocal arrangements set up very well amid a blend of electric slide and acoustic guitars. It’s country. It’s Soul. It’s Rock and a smigen of pop. Debbie’s music has a grace that is beautiful and greatly needed.” Unsigned the Magazine

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