Debbie meets HRM Prince William at London Charity Event
Debbie was honored to meet The Prince of Wales at a fundraising gala in aid of London's life-saving Air Ambulance service. She and the other members of Sister Sledge ft Sledgendary performed at the prestigious event after having met HRH, and Hollywood actor Tom Cruise at Raffles London. The event raised over £1.2 Million for the charity. More information can be found here.
Debbie performes Live Jazz Show in London
Debbie performed at the SOUND Cafe at The Cumberland Hotel on January 27th accompanied by long time collaborator and friend Niels Lan Doky, quoted as 'The best pianist of his generation' (Swing Journal - Japan). The sold out event was a huge success and video from the night will be shared soon. Watch this space!
Debbie & the Sledges feature in W Magazine
Debbie and the other Sledgendary members of Sister Sledge were asked to appear in the May edition of W Magazine. The family were photographed by the acclaimed photographer Gillian Laub. Debbie is wearing a Valentino Kaftan and vintage earrings from Christian Jackson. The full article can be read here.
New single FREE by Sister Sledge
ft. Sledgendary Released!
Release Date: February 18th, 2021
Debbie is thrilled to have released the new song FREE on February 18th 2022! Joined by band members Camille Sledge, Thaddeus Sledge, David Sledge and Miss Tanya Tiet, this is the first release from the Sledge family collective in almost 20 years! Debbie co-wrote the song along with daughter Camille Sledge, Morgann McClanahan, Paul David and Dominic Amato. Click here to stream or download and check out the official Sister Sledge website for more information!
DEBBIE RELEASES NEW ALBUM: SLEDGE SINGS SIMONE
Release Date: July 10th, 2020
Debbie Sledge honors Nina Simone in this stunning live concert recording. Nina Simone’s seminal voice and remarkable music stood up against racial injustice and carried forward American civil rights efforts for decades. Debbie's group, Sister Sledge, released the iconic song "We Are Family" four decades ago, and it remains a universal anthem for diverse communities the world over. The intersection of Nina's brilliant music, with its defiant social outcry, and Debbie’s passionate call for unity through her healing voice, is something to truly cherish. Significantly, for these times, the performance was recorded in Denmark - a country where many African American musicians sought refuge during the height of the 1960s civil rights movement. Experience the intimacy, ambience and power of being there on that auspicious night. The album will be released to mark the period of the postponed Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
Debbie Sledge // vocals // Phoenix (Grammy Award Winner, 8 Top-10 Singles with Sister Sledge)
Niels Lan Doky // piano // Copenhagen (43 Artist Albums, Knighted by HM the Queen of Denmark, Metheny, Breckers, Thielemans, Sanborn, etc.) Victor Jones // drums // New York (Getz, J. Scott, Petrucciani, S. Clarke, Gillespie, etc.)
François Moutin // double bass // Paris & New York (Solal, Portal, R. Haynes, D. Liebman, L. Moutin, M. Stern, B. Hart, J.Tain Watts, etc.)
A personal note from Debbie: My humblest thanks to my dear late Aunt Geri (Geraldine Rhodes Kennedy) for her constant support and encouragement.