BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie
tribute band, the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in
New York City before it's demise in 2006 and to have the honour to be mentioned
on Blondie’s 11th album ‘Pollinator’.
Lead vocalist Debbie Harris appeared on two shows for BBC1 when she was picked
out of 15,000 applicants to represent Debbie Harry on ‘Even Better Than
The Real Thing’ hosted by Paddy McGuinness.
The show drew in nearly 4 million viewers on the pilot episode alone.
Debbie Harris and Bootleg Blondie have played
the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club, the Hammersmith Palais, The Electric
Ballroom in London, Eric’s in Liverpool, and have opened up for amongst
others The Undertones, Slade, The Beat, Bad Manners, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel
O’Connor, Tony Hadley, David Essex and Nick Kershaw and can be seen at
all the major venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.
Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially endorsed
by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard we were playing
CBGB’s in New York City to wish us good luck with our show and when Clem
Burke, Blondie's charismatic drummer, found out that we were making a replica
of his Premier drum kit, he arranged a meet up to sign the Bootleg’s bass
drum skin. ‘During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK we took Clem out for
a trip around London in our tour bus, he signed that too!!!!’
In 2014 Clem invited Debbie and Andy to a recording session at the Foo Fighters’
famous 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where they saw Clem and the awesome Neve mixing
desk in action!
Debbie and Andy got married in March 2016 and to their great delight received
two video clips from both Blondie and Debbie Harry herself congratulating them
on their wedding day. What a wedding present!
And probably the best Xmas present in the world ever was in 2016 when Clem Burke
came along to a Bootleg Blondie gig and actually got up and played drums on
stage with the band! He said afterwards that watching and playing with Bootleg
Blondie was very emotional. Well Bootleg Blondie were very touched by Clem’s
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's pride & joy is
her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie band
Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis
who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film 'Oliver'!
'Good luck with your show!' DEBBIE HARRY
'Playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional' CLEM
‘Thank you for your support’ CHRIS STEIN
'Hey Debbie and Andy congratulations, rock the house!'
DEBBIE HARRY AND BLONDIE