Solo vocalist, Deborah Newallo, has been performing professionally for over 15 years. Her vocal
repertoire spans multiple genres: jazz, gospel, blues, rock, R&B and pop. With her distinctive, rich, suitry
soprano voice, Deborah has sold out famous clubs around New York City. Born in New Haven,
Connecticut Deborah’s love of singing began at home. Her mother always had classic Motown records
playing. At 5 years old she began singing along to those records and formed an indelible love of music.
Later, with the encouragement of friends, Deborah joined the choir at 14 years old and began singing to audiences. As a teenager she knew singing was her destiny. She told her mother “If I don’t sing I feel like I’m going to die”. As she formed the vocal group Zola, with high school friends and sang background vocals for local brands. While in Zola she sang backup for Phillip Bailey and Denise Williams.
After working as a flight attendant for 6 years, Deborah returned to New York and began performing as a solo artist. She covered jazz, R&B, rock, blues, funk, pop and dance hits in notable New York City clubs such as Red Lion, The Groove, The Iridium, Ginny’s Red Rooster Harlem, BB Kings, Mittens, Gin Fizz and Alvin’s Supper Club of New Rochelle.
Deborah’s commanding stage presence and warm sultry voice has mesmerized audiences at Radio City Music Hall, The Waldorf Astoria, The Metropolitan museum of Art, Lincoln Center and The Apollo Theater. In addition to performing on some of the most famous stages, Deborah sang with the Daughters of the Flame gospel group for over 8 years through the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. With Daughters of the Flame she performed backup vocals for Natalie Cole, John Legend, Patti Labelle, Marvin Hamlisch, Shirley Cesa and Yolanda Adams.
Deborah has performed at the New York city landmark Tavern on the Green, where she and her band were the final act when their doors closed in 2010. She was the headlining performer at the prestigious Harvard Club of New York for 4 years. Deborah has appeared in the internationally acclaimed play The Gospel at Colonus at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh,Scotland. Deborah has recorded with bassist, Christian McBride on his album The Movement Revisited. She has also done voiceover work for American Express.
In addition to her solo performances, Deborah currently serves as the lead singer of the rock group, The Harlem Line Band. The group performs at various venues and private shows along the east coast. Deborah is excited to expand her talents to theater, TV, film and more to audiences around the world. She is inspired by the ability to bring people together and believes her purpose is to use her to voice to encourage her audiences to spread love.