Hometown: Reseda, CA
Deanna was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario Canada. She is the second of four children. Although initially interested in sports, Deanna discovered her love of music during college where she received a degree in graphic design from St. Lawrence College in 1992. Upon graduation, she worked as a graphic designer for a year and a half while exploring her music skills. She was then asked to go on tour with a band and never looked back.
Some of her favorite artists are Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and U2. Her voice has been most compared to Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge. Currently some of her favorite CDs include The Best of Bread and U2's The Joshua Tree.
Deanna lived and gigged in Vancouver for five years before making the leap to Los Angeles where she performed with a band called The MVPs. She has performed for Oprah Winfrey and has shared the stage with Edgar Winter, Chaka Khan and Kelly Clarkson to name a few. Deanna has been making a living performing all over the US and Canada for the past 14 years.
Deanna's birth date is March 19, 1969.