Deborah Hocking is a Melbourne-based singer, guitarist and songwriter whose lyrical and melodic folk/rock charm reflects the integrity and struggle of the human condition

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Deborah played bass and co-wrote for two original Melbourne-based bands; Stigma and Way of Sorrows. These bands played at several venues including Richmond Tavern and The Arthouse. More recently however, she has been focusing on her solo career. Deborah consistently generates a warm and enthusiastic response from audiences of both the festival and pub circuits she has been playing during the last three years as a solo artist. In this time she has played venues including SubTerrain, The Clifton Hill Hotel, Revolver, The Punters Club in addition to folk venues such as the Troubadour, and local festivals including Boroondara and Darebin Festivals.

Deborah's highlights for 2001 so far include winning in the Solo Female category at Mortlake Buskers Festival; being a finalist in the Dandenong Ranges Folk Festival Songsmith Award and being selected as one of 40 acts across Australia to be included in the renowned Woodford Festival's Emerging Artist Program in Queensland.

She has appeared live on Channel 31's "Asylum"' twice, and was interviewed as well as performing live on ABC Regional radio.

Deborah's Debut EP is available at gigs and she will be launching her double CD in the ensuing months in 2001. "


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