Primary Instrument: Vocal
Dee Anderson's debut album, 'THE WHITE ROSE' is a collection of evocative, lyrical melodies, all of which are intensified by Dee's unique vocal style and sensitivity. The album premiers some exquisite new songs and arrangements by the prolific songwriter Mike Khan, including a haunting ballad version of the Steve Harley classic, 'Come Up And See Me'.
So who is Dee Anderson?
Dee is the daughter of famous husband and wife team Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the creators of the cult television series' Thunderbirds, Stingray, Fireball XL5, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet and Space 1999.
Born in Mississippi, USA, Dee came to London as a child, and grew up in a world of celebrity and entertainment. She spent much of her childhood staying with her grandparents, her grandfather being one of the first boxers at the world-renowned Ring, at London's Blackfriars. He taught her many useful skills, including how to pull a real punch!
During this period, Dee listened avidly to a variety of pop music in her family's record collection, influenced by her parents, grandparents, and her own passion for the music of the time, ranging from The Stones to Tom Waits and Bruce Springstein.
After leaving school, Dee was keen to pursue a singing and acting career, and so applied for Drama School. She knew that her parents were unhappy about her entering what they saw as an insecure profession. However, they soon discovered that Dee had not only applied and been accepted, but had also won a full scholarship. Realising her determination, Gerry and Sylvia gave her their blessing, and Dee completed her training.
The years of singing along to the family record collection had paid off, and Dee was told that she should sing professionally. She embarked on a highly successful career as an actress and singer, appearing on television and stage, in shows including 'The Elvis Show' in London's West End, with Toyah Willcox in 'Trafford Tanzi', and in the revival of 'Oh Boy', alongside Shakin' Stevens, Alvin Stardust and Lulu. She also starred with Adam Faith in a theatre version of Alfie, and worked with Peter Skellern and Wendy Craig in television series' for the BBC. Over the years, she has appeared in 'London's Burning', 'The Bill' and a host of other TV shows.
In anticipation of her new album release, Dee has recently performed live throughout the UK, and in Memphis, Tennessee, and Oregon, West Coast USA.
“She does a fine job on her debut!” --Daily Express
“The Queen of Jazz” --Totally