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Episode #100 Debbie Harwood Part 1

August 12, 2020 Don't Give Up Your Day Job
Don't Give Up Your Day Job's Podcast
Episode #100 Debbie Harwood Part 1
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Don't Give Up Your Day Job's Podcast
Episode #100 Debbie Harwood Part 1
Aug 12, 2020
Don't Give Up Your Day Job

Debbie Harwood is a triple threat; she’s a fantastic musician, highly intelligent and as kind and honest as they come.  Debbie spent her early years performing constantly, making a name for herself in the local music scene.  She held her own in a male dominated industry and stood strong against the patronising and dismissive, who sniffed at the ‘cute female covers band’ When The Cats Away, which would become one of the most successful NZ touring shows in the 1980s.  Debbie toured the world singing for Jimmy Barnes, has helped mentor and develop numerous artists and she’s watched the music industry completely change beneath her feet.  On this episode Debbie opens up about her current health problems and she reflects on her career and the challenge of achieving longevity in such an inconsistent and difficult industry.  This episode is thought provoking, touching and hilarious.  We’re thrilled to have Debbie Harwood on our 100th episode!

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Debbie Harwood is a triple threat; she’s a fantastic musician, highly intelligent and as kind and honest as they come.  Debbie spent her early years performing constantly, making a name for herself in the local music scene.  She held her own in a male dominated industry and stood strong against the patronising and dismissive, who sniffed at the ‘cute female covers band’ When The Cats Away, which would become one of the most successful NZ touring shows in the 1980s.  Debbie toured the world singing for Jimmy Barnes, has helped mentor and develop numerous artists and she’s watched the music industry completely change beneath her feet.  On this episode Debbie opens up about her current health problems and she reflects on her career and the challenge of achieving longevity in such an inconsistent and difficult industry.  This episode is thought provoking, touching and hilarious.  We’re thrilled to have Debbie Harwood on our 100th episode!