BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the
only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City before
it's demise in 2006. CBGB’s was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New
Wave, where the real Blondie first kicked off their career.
The Bootlegs have played the Isle Of Wight Festival, the 100 Club and the
Hammersmith Palais in London, The Electric Ballroom, Eric’s in Liverpool,
and have opened up for amongst others
The Undertones, Slade, Bad Manners, The Beat, Heaven 17, Toyah, Hazel
O’Connor, Tony Hadley and can be seen at all the major venues and festivals
around the UK and Europe.
Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially
endorsed by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard we
were playing CBGB’s in New York City to wish us good luck with our show and
when Clem Burke, Blondie's charismatic drummer, found out that we were
making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for us to meet him to
sign our bass drum skin. ‘During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK we took
Clem out for a trip around London in our tour bus, he signed that too!!!!’
In 2014 Clem invited Debbie and Andy to a recording session at the Foo
Fighters’ famous 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where they saw Clem and the
awesome Neve mixing desk in action!
Debbie and Andy got married in March 2016 and to their great delight
received two video clips from both Blondie and Debbie Harry herself
congratulating them on their wedding day. What a wedding present!
And probably the best Xmas present in the world ever was in 2016 when Clem
Burke came along to a Bootleg Blondie gig and actually got up and played
drums on stage with the band. Afterwards he said that watching and playing
with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional. We were very touched by his
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's pride
& joy is her guitar which she plays at every show and is signed by all the
Debbie Harris is the niece of the celebrated singer and actress Shani Wallis
who played Nancy in Lionel Bart’s musical film 'Oliver'!
‘Good luck with your show!’ DEBBIE HARRY
'Playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional' CLEM BURKE
'Hey Debbie and Andy congratulations, rock the house!' DEBBIE HARRY AND