Deborah Falconer initially started writing songs when she was pregnant with her son, Indio. He now fronts his own band, ‘The Seems’, and Deborah has just completed work on her 3rd cd, Lift Your Gaze.
Her much publicized Hollywood wild-child phase led to her marriage to film actor Robert Downey Jr. and a life threatening drug addiction. She emerged some years later sober and single. She embraced motherhood and her gift as a singer songwriter/recording artist.
Falconer is a commanding live performer who cut her teeth under the discerning glare Hollywood’s savvy club goers. After the release of her first cd, Untangled, she spent the next 5 years writing, recording and playing non-stop in a wide range of Los Angeles and New York venues including; The Viper Room, House Of Blues, Opium Den, Largo, The Troubadour, The Knitting Factory, Hotel Cafe, Moomba, Joe’s Pub and others. She’s shared the stage with Aimee Mann, Sting, Elton John, Daniel Lanois, Beck, Josh Grobin, James Taylor, The Isley Brothers, Jason Mraz and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Her new offering, Lift Your Gaze, is a body of work that emerged over a period of several years that mines deeply from her interior life. Sometimes darkly discerning, occasionally hopeful, it always delivers emotionally. Mostly melodic, decidedly poetic, the tracks are tight, the songs generous with hooks. The through line of Lift Your Gaze is Falconer’s smooth and seductive voice. She moves you into a space and takes you on a journey you won’t forget.
A board member of SHARE! and a founding member of TuneLittle
Deborah has found her bliss creating synergy between music and philanthropy. A board member at SHARE! (The Self Help And Recovery Exchange) for the last three years, she initially intended to start a diabetes workshop for recovering addicts but stayed on as a working part of the non-profit. She recently performed at their annual benefitand produced a video for the non-profit
Falconer is co-founder of Tunelittle, a Grammy Award winning children’s songwriting workshop that goes into elementary schools and juvenile detention centers to teach life skills through songwriting. She and co-foundersLonnie Martinez and Mona Kolodzie are currently developing a web series.