Barbadian Singer/Songwriter Debbie Reifer Advances to the Semi-Finals with Internationally Acclaimed UK Songwriting Contest

Barbadian artiste, Debbie Reifer has made it to the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Contest, one of the most prestigious songwriting contests in the world. Her entry “We Are Love”, released last year, is a strong contender in two categories: Singer/songwriter and Love Songs.

The UK Song Writing Contest is one of the longest running songwriting contests in the world. Since its launch over 50,000 songs have taken part and almost £1,000,000 has been awarded in prizes. The contest is highly respected in the music industry. Judges include top Grammy, Emmy and BRIT Award winning producers and artists.

Reifer wrote “We Are Love” following an online Valentines fan contest as a prize for the winner. The song, produced by local talent Simon Pipe, became so popular that she decided to release it on her debut EPK “Hearts Like Mine“.

I didn’t even remember I had submitted it to the contest,” said Reifer. “I am beyond ecstatic to have made it this far. This is unbelievable,” she exclaimed.

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This latest accolade tops of a year of achievements for Reifer. Her song “Amber” was chosen by international non-profit The Pixel Project for their worldwide campaign to stop violence against women and she was invited to perform at the historic House of Blues in Los Angeles last September. She was also named by as one of best bands to hire for your wedding day after they saw her performance at the Barbados nuptials of celebrity couple, designer Erin Fetherston and Billboard topping artist Gabe Saporta.

Debbie is currently preparing to release her first Christmas album titled Noel on December 1st. The standout single “Bajan Christmas” written by Reifer, combines the talents of producer and bassist Julian Griffith, and local legends Wayne “Poonka” Willock on percussion, and Victor Linton on guitar.

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