Bootleg Blondie is the Official Deborah Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play at the legendary CBGBs in New York City. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk, New Wave and where the real Blondie first kicked off their career!
Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie Bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t shirts with more holes than t shirt!
Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film ‘Oliver’!
Bootleg Blondie have played at the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club & Hammersmith Palais in London, Eric’s in Liverpool and appears regularly at many top venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.
Debbie Harris and the band have met the REAL Blondie and been officially endorsed by the band. Debbie’s pride & joy is her guitar which she plays during her shows and is signed by all the Blondie band members,.
Deborah Harry also got in touch with Bootleg Blondie when she heard they were playing CBGBs in New York City to wish them good luck and when Clem Burke, Blondie’s charismatic drummer, found out that they were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for them to meet him and signed their bass drum skin. During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK they took Clem out for a trip around London in their tour bus, he signed that too! In 2014 Clem invited Debbie Harris along to a recording session at the famous Foo Fighters 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where Dave Grohl made the film Sound City Reel To Reel featuring Paul McCartney recording the Grammy winning song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’.
“Good luck with your show!” – Debbie Harry
“Playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional” – Clem Burke
“Thank you for your support” – Chris Stein
“Hey Debbie and Andy congratulations, rock the house!” – Debbie Harry and Blondie
“The sound, the look of Blondie, it’s all there!” – The Sun
“This female singer spookily resembles Debbie Harry!” – The Standard
“I can’t believe it’s not Blondie…. And I toured with the real thing!” – Mick Avory (The Kinks)
“Great show, so true to Blondie!” – Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.