\'An insanely original singer/songwriter. While listening to Deborah, all one can do is just sit back and enjoy the ride through her wickedly imaginative, joyfully creative and always entertaining mind.\' -Phil Swann songwriter/ Dreamworks skg With compelling songs as her compass, Deborah Poppink navigates the tricky terrain between love and commitment. \'If he\'s married or an insomniac/If he\'s a flat broken, chain smoking work-a-holic/If he\'s a loser that\'s for me,\' she sings in \'Chasing Lunatics.\' Although the wedding band gleams in another song, \'That Married Man,\' \'Sagittarian Girl\' takes her to the other side altogether for a playful one-nighter (\'The next morning in front of my car/She kissed me good-bye on the lips.\') These bittersweet tales connect Poppink directly to her romantically-challenged audience. Accordingly, network hits including Jack and Jill and The X-Files, utilize these songs for dramatic effect. She has also inked a worldwide music publishing deal with Bug Music. Deborah grew up with parents who embraced the mind-expanding culture of the Left Coast. At three years of age, Deborah and her mother danced in matching white go-go boots before mother departed to dance professionally. Deborah\'s first musical instrument was a plastic organ; even at three, she could effortlessly pick out melodies by ear. Soon after, she began studying piano. Her family lived, for a spell, in crazy, 1970\'s Hollywood. They participated in \'Happenings\' and music and freedom of expression were all she knew. When the family moved to the staid Pacific Palisades (\'Where I was the weird hippie kid\'). Deborah\'s father, in his PR gig, represented Washburn guitars. One day he brought home a guitar and Deborah was entranced. As a young teenager, her destiny was foretold when she sat through Beatlemania a total of thirteen times. Soon, she was constructing fragments of her own songs and multi-tracking vocals. After graduation, accepted into the prestigious music program at the University of California at Berkeley, African drumming and dancing were tandem revelations. World culture became real life as Deborah began traveling to Greece and Italy, and to Bali, where she studied gamelan. \'Once a week I would walk down a monkey trail through the jungle for my lesson,\' she recalls. Subsequent destinations included Malaysia and Thailand. She has since performed in the bus station at Budapest, sung in the streets of Hanoi, teamed up with the rug dealers in Istanbul, entertained in the fragrant coffeeshops of Amsterdam, and harmonized around campfires on the Isle of Lesbos. She has written songs on 12-hour bus trips across the Laotian frontier and on empty planes across endless oceans. In Los Angeles, Deborah established her music career with a series of bands including Cafe Samba, Deborah DeRoo and Strange Behavior and Pop Inc., a huge group with horns and battery of percussionists. These days, it\'s a simpler sound. \'I\'m stripping it down to just the guitar,\' she says, \'because of the songs. I whittle away at what\'s extraneous: if it works in this format, it works.\' Deborah Poppink and her songs, both eminently accessible, resonate with marked dichotomies as humor balances vulnerability and joy checks sadness. \'This is me without my charisma/Do you love me anyway?\' she inquires with poignant frankness. Obviously, her songs are a soundtrack to a continuing journey of enchanting optimism and intoxicating possibility. \'I feel very vibrant and very here,\' she confirms, \'there\'s nobody else I\'m trying to be.\'