My name is Deirdre Forrest. I am an award winning singer-songwriter from New Jersey. I have been writing, singing and performing professionally since 2008 throughout NJ, NY and PA.
I am a great lead/co-lead vocalist, but I have supplied backing and harmony vocals on many projects of varying genres as well.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Deirdre Forrest is an emerging singer-songwriter with distinct vocal qualities. The clarity, power and soulfulness of her voice have been compared to the likes of: Adele, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and Norah Jones. Deirdre draws inspiration from a vast variety of artists and musical styles. She herself creates melodic, poetic stories that are drenched in descriptive language and raw, personal recollections. She has the ability to sing both beautiful lead vocals, as well as sharp harmonies and backing vocals.
Deirdre received the 2012 Jersey Acoustic Music Award for Best Female Songwriter, and was also nominated for Top Female Vocalist that year. She was nominated for two JAM awards, (Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Acoustic) in 2013. She was also nominated for Asbury Music Awards for Female Acoustic Act in 2012 & 2013.
I just put out my debut album, Weathered Woes.Here's some reviews:
"Shy and soft-spoken by nature, Forrest has a bold voice that captivates and lulls in the same space, exuding glissando, power and tone in ranges unattainable to many and unseen by the rest who search for 'the'sound...one of the most beautiful singing voices in the music scene bar none. Originally toned, melodically pristine and steeped in a proud tradition of Jersey talent on the rise, I’m happy to see Deirdre Forrest with a CD that shows the music world where this talented singer-songwriter comes from, and easily tells us the good places she’s inevitably on her way to..."-John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian Weekly
"On Weathered Woes, her aptly named debut disc, Deirdre Forrest has taken the joy and heartbreak of love and created a captivating collection of folk rock gems.
...Over the years it has been a joy to watch her stage presence evolve into something that blends wisdom, confidence and sensuality....
enigmatic, fluid poetry... "-Mike Farragher, The Irish Voice
Past Booked Events
|September 08, 2016 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Studio Session|
A Cappella Group
New York City, NY
Recent review: We loved our time with the New York Belles. Wonderful spirit. Great music. Thank you. ---Steve
Jersey City, NJ
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