Debby broke onto the dance scene with her #5 Billboard summer anthem “Dive” in 2004. Holiday followed that with her power ballad “Half A Mile Away”, which shot into the Billboard Top 10, along with Debby’s follow-up dance hit “Bring It On.”
All of Debby’s subsequent dance singles broke into the Billboard Top 20 including “Piece of My Love” & “Surrender Me” (with the incredible Tony Moran), and “Joyful Sound,” featured in the hit show Sordid Lives: The Series from writer/director/producer Del Shores, starring Olivia Newton John.
“Johnny Depp, Gene Simmons, Gilby Clarke play for charity at Lucky Strike Live; Debby Holiday was the surprise powerhouse of the evening.” -CaliforniaRocker.com
Debby experienced every aspect of the music industry early on while growing up in Los Angeles, Ca. Her father, Jimmy Holiday, was a passionate and soulful artist, topping the charts with several of his own singles before going on to co-write such hits as “Understanding” by Ray Charles and Jackie DeShannon’s “Put A Little Love In Your Heart.”
Another standard “All I Ever Need Is You,” turned out to not only be a top 10 single for Sonny and Cher – but also went on to be a huge country hit for Kenny Rogers and Dottie West. Naturally, this eclectic mix of music strongly influenced Debby’s own unique and compelling sound.
Debby has written with a wide range of today’s top songwriters including Jeffrey Steele, Al Anderson, Marty Fredrickson, Billy Steinberg, Erik Brazillian and Clif Magness (Avril Levigne). Debby has shared the stage with legendary recording artists like Rod Stewart, Joe Walsh, John Waite and Kiss, appearing on several television programs including The View and The David Letterman Show.
Debby recently completed a staring role in the new film Blues For Willadean written by the award winning, Del Shores & co-starring Beth Grant and Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer from The Help.
Debby continues to pump up the volume — on the dance floors, live with her rock/soul band, and on television, with several recent placements including NBC’s The Office, E! Entertainment’s, How Do I Look, FX Networks Dirt, Showtime’s hit The L Word and MTV’s the Pick Up Artist. Queer As Folk another Showtime hit, used two of Debby’s tracks including “Dive” & “Half A Mile Away” in their episodic finale.
In 2012, Debby hit the Billboard Charts twice. “Never Give Up” with the amazing San Francisco based DJ Phil B soared to #9 in May of 2012. Debby’s next single, “Key To Your Soul” (co-written with DJ John LePage & Jeff Fedak) hit #21 & includes an anti-bullying themed video for the song (directed by Del Shores).
In January 2015 her single “I Like You” with Grammy Winning Producer/Dj Tony Moran hit #5 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Her latest single “Lift” with Dirty Disco just started climbing the Billboard charts March 2015.
Debby is also putting the finishing touches on her new Double Album, Free2B (half rock/half dance), which is allowing her to fully embrace her two musical sides.