Deborah Denise is a singer, songwriter, producer and vocal arranger. She was born in Jackson, MS and raised in Indiana. At the tender age of three she would come home from church and copy some of the notes on the piano and sing songs that she heard in church that day. By her sixth birthday she was playing childhood tunes by ear. “We had an organ in the living room, and I heard Silent Night on the radio,” she recalls. “I started playing it. And my aunt was like she’s playing Silent Night! My mother was so used to it, she was like, yeah, she is. And kept walking.”
Because Deborah Denise’s mother was a devout Christian she was groomed on the likes of Shirley Caesar, Rance Allen, Beau Williams, Commissioned and John P. Kee. Even though she professed Christ at an early age Deborah Denise also flirted with the world and wrote secular music. Over the years she has performed both gospel and secular music in a band, a quartet, a duo and as a solo artist. In the early nineties she was a pioneer in a form of gospel/R&B which is now what some call R&P or Rhythm and Praise.