A self-proclaimed "people watcher, dreamer and lover of philosophy", Debórah Bond (pronounced De-BOR-rah) credits Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, and Sade as the roots which shaped her sound. Her unique and "eclectic mix of R&B, funk and British soul" receives accolades from critics, artists and fans worldwide. The debut album "DayAfter", and the follow up release "AfterDay", solidified Debórah Bond's reputation as an intensely sensitive, spiritual, genuine artist, and a funky diva with captivating stage presence. After taking an extended break from the music scene to focus on production, musicianship, and songwriting, Debórah Bond and her band/production team Third Logic released their much anticipated third installment, Madam Palindrome, on 7/17/11. This album is a confident, bold, artistic and imaginative statement. It is metaphoric of the infinite perspectives on life, love, music and the creative vision. With time for growth and reflection, the concept for Madam Palindrome emerged as an intellectual, artistic and introspective musical experience - featuring songs inspired by an array of musical genres ranging from psychedelic disco/funk to acoustic soul R&B. Amongst many entrancing gems on Madam Palindrome - “If I Didn’t Need You” - a duet with UK underground legend Lewis Taylor that underscores the sassy sophisticated funk that is definitive of Debórah Bond. Madam Palindrome hit # 1 on the "UK Soul Chart" for three consecutive weeks and has been considered one of the "best soul albums of 2011" by Chris Wells of Echoes Magazine. The charmingly whimsical new video for the debut single "You Are the One" is currently being featured on VH1Soul and MTV.com.uk. Debórah Bond has shared the stage with many of the hottest acts in soul music including: Rahsaan Patterson, Eric Roberson, Yahzarah, Sy Smith, Gordon Chambers, Floetry, Kem, Kindred the Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Mint Condition, Angela Johnson, Julie Dexter, Goapele, Wayna, Ann Nesby, Elisabeth Withers, Ronny Jordan, Ledisi, Frank McComb and Fertile Ground. In October 2010, Debórah Bond was featured on The Capital Jazz Super Cruise's "Underground Soul Lounge" amongst other emerging talent and in the company of artists such as Jeffrey Osbourne, Phil Perry, Incognito, Teena Marie, Maysa, and countless other musical icons. Debórah and her band, Third Logic, take pride in creating music that has no boundaries, that goes beyond age, race, or creed. Debórah is a member of the DC Grammy Chapter and Songwriters Association of Washington.
Navasha Daya (formerly of Fertile Ground)
Called an "astralsoul goddess" by Mojo magazine, NAVASHA DAYA is a singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and performer extraordinaire. She lights up the stage with her energy and continues to amaze with her vocal range. And she is an artist with a purpose, captivating audiences and winning the hearts of fans everywhere with healing lyrics for a world in need of inspiration and upliftment. For over a decade, NAVASHA served as lead vocalist, songwriter and co- founder of the highly acclaimed soul, funk, jazz band, Fertile Ground and has been dubbed one of the foremothers of the underground/ indie soul movement.
4 LPs, international tours and thousands of performances later, NAVASHA is doing her own thing and has graced us with a genre-busting powerhouse of originality, bubbling with her signature dance grooves, haunting melodies, and soul-stirring lyrics.
As a songwriter, Navasha Daya’s compositions have been remixed by the world’s top DJs and producers and have been released as recordings. She has shared the stage with legendary greats such as Chaka Khan, Hugh Masekela, Roberta Flack, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Confunkshun, Chuck Brown, Earl Klugh, Joan Baes, Angelique Kidjo, Rachelle Farrell, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Bilal, Commom, Zap Mama, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Anthony Hamilton, and Cassandra Wilson to name a few. On stage, she embodies the indigenous feminine spirit and inspires women throughout the world.
Continuing the legacy of her cousin the late great Gil Scott Heron, and embodying the influences of the likes of Manu Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, and Phyllis Hyman, her dynamic live show fuses Fertile Ground classics along with new compositions she has composed including songs from her debut solo EP "Rebirthed Above Ground". Yes, some stardust has come to earth. Open your heart and soul to a sound experience like no other!
"Navasha's voice is the true definition of Soulful. I celebrate the return of one of the most spirit filled voices around" ~ India Arie