A rebel at heart. At best when everything is at stake.
Blazing a new trail in the world of Americana music, Dutch singer/songwriter Deborah Parlor expresses a modern edge to the traditional Country Pop genre.
With her soul engraved with a love for music, Deborah began singing at a young age before devoting her entire adult life to music. She completed performing arts school by the age of twenty and moved on to launch a career in theatre directly after. She expressed her creativity and personality by writing and producing her own shows, as well as working as a vocalist and actress with various bands and companies.
All of these experiences enriched Deborah’s career and launched her into the next move: London. Read More
With an ambition to go solo and connect with new inspiration, she packed up her things and set sights on a new adventure. Deborah’s move to London invigorated her with new energy and inspiration and was the place where she decided on her solo artist name. While working in a guitar store she often wrote down ideas for songs and practiced on a vintage Parlor guitar. Because of this, her friends started calling her Deborah Parlor.
From that moment on, Deborah set her sights on writing music and going all-in on pursuing her dreams.
With her non-conformist personality, Deborah Parlor finds escapism and peace in creating music and performing on stage. She passionately fights for her dreams and her music inspires listeners to do the same. Her intense and emotional discography reflects her own personal and professional journey, as she often writes music about finding love and friendship in a digital world where everything seems perfect. Her lyrics sometimes also reflect on other people’s choices and lives. Deborah Parlor describes herself as an old soul longing for authenticity and holding on to a romantic ideal of freedom.
Deborah Parlor’s sound can be best described as a delicate mix between dreamy lyrics wrapped up in a smooth global Country Rock production. Her debut 2021 single “Closing Time” was received with open arms by the industry and gained quite some radio and media attention. Co-written with the well-known Ed Struijlaart, this beautiful single received its deserved recognition and was playlisted on several major Dutch Radio stations.
After signing to independent record label Cloud 9 Music, Deborah Parlor followed up to her debut single with the full “Dreaming Wide Awake” EP, which was released in May 2021. The lead song “Dreaming Wide Awake” was playlisted on the major station Radio NPO5 and gained an abundance of support from the industry.
For the EP, Deborah wrote five catchy Pop/Country tunes that sparkle with a mix of rock and folk. Sentimental lyrics and captivating talent combined with a robust production filled with guitars and pedal steel gives that true American feel. Well known producer and songwriter JB Meijers (Common Linnets, De Dijk) produced and collaborated on the debut and Deborah also wrote music alongside acclaimed musicians such as Ed Struijlaart, Peter Slager (Blôf) en Leif de Leeuw.
Enriching her music with live performances, Deborah Parlor creates a traditional Americana sound setting with a live band equipped with mandolin and pedal steel (Lief de Leeuw), which give the songs an almost dreamy and magic-like sound. She and her band strive to maintain an authentic and classic sound with a modernised approach that fits with the songs.
Deborah Parlor’s charismatic on stage personality together with her melancholic lyrics make her a compelling and unique free-spirited artist who will continue to shine. Plenty of exciting things are in the pipeline for this charismatic singer/songwriter. Deborah’s dreams of taking her music global and touring are in the works, as she’s currently writing a full album which will be released in 2022. As the world begins to open up again, she hopes to announce an album tour that will take place in the fall of 2022.