Blake & Zero Gravity
American Roots Music
Vintage Rock, Blues & R&B, Classic/Alt Country
Deborah is a native of San Diego California. Born with a love of music and having a working musician as her father she grew up spending a good deal of time with many local musicians, some who became mentors and offered varying degrees of influence. As an avid music collector Deborah's influences cover many genres including classic country; electric, British and progressive blues; "ole school" rock n roll from the 60 & 70's including R&B, folk, southern and classic rock. After honing her own vocal and interpretational skills she began sitting in on the local San Diego scene and never looked back. In 1983 she moved to LA, and formed the band "Chastity" with a few women including LA based singer songwriter, Holly Light and the ladies booked a 6-month gig in Alaska playing blues, southern and country rock and rockabilly. After returning to the lower 48, Deborah re-acquainted herself with the SD music scene and in 1998 formed and fronted Zero Gravity a classic rock and blues band. With Deborah's leadership and persistence Zero Gravity has managed to "raise above" the challenges to keep the music and band alive in varying configurations. Not an easy task but on the positive side of the evolution and the inevitable changes in the supporting members is the resulting musical growth and experience that helped develop a full spectrum band and Deborah's own unique vocal style. The opportunity to meet and play with so many talented musicians has resulted in a large network of awesome veteran players who continue to interchange and broaden the scope of Zero Gravity allowing the band to work in various arrangements from as small as an acoustic duet to a full 10 piece band.
Deborah has also worked as a supporting band member and
guest performer with various local bands. While Deborah’s song
selection covers rock, blues, country and jazz all her music is delivered
with an edgy, soulful blues influence, creating a style and uniqueness
people identify as her own. Beginning in 2006 Deborah began working
on her songwriting and has teamed up with and a number of other artists
including some as far away as Australia
to work on original tunes to better
and influences resulting in some fun and soulful
Zero Gravity is a powerhouse group of soul rockin’ musicians who banded together to back one of San Diego’s finest blues rock singers, Deborah Blake. Zero Gravity’s line up varies depending on availability of players and is always a stellar combination of SD veterans with experience in rock, blues, country, and R&B. These dynamic players make-up an unshakable foundation for Ms Blake to put down her powerful and soulful vocals. With their special mix of “flip side” covers and worthy originals they create a musical journey powered by the roots of R&B, rock, blues and country and set in today’s progressive alternative sound. Deborah Blake & Zero Gravity wastes no time; they tell it like it is in their classic no-nonsense rock-n-roll style that leaves the crowd with no-regrets.
“There’s no better way to say it then in a song. Thanks for listening”__Deborah Blake.