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HEIDI & ERIC WIN DEBBIE GIBSON’S #FOOLISHBEAT30 CONTEST
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(ABOVE) DEBBIE GIBSON LETTING ERIC SONGER KNOW THAT SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO TALKING TO HIM AND THE BAND.  (BELOW) SCREEN SHOTS OF OUR FACE TIME CONVERSATION
30 YEARS AGO ON JUNE 25, 1988, DEBBIE GIBSON BECAME THE YOUNGEST PERSON TO EVER WRITE, PRODUCE AND PERFORM A #1 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 WHEN SHE REACHED THE TOP WITH THE BEAUTIFUL BALLAD “FOOLISH BEAT”.  IN HONOR OF THAT ACCOMPLISHMENT, ERIC SONGER ASSEMBLED A GROUP OF MUSICIANS INCLUDING HIS WIFE HEIDI ON VOCALS, BASSIST KRIS STAUFFER AND DRUMMER BRIAN ALLEN TO PERFORM AN UPBEAT JAZZED UP VERSION (ALA SCOTT BRADLEE & POSTMODERN JUKEBOX) OF THE SONG.

  CHECK IT OUT HERE. 

ERIC THEN SUBMITTED THE SONG TO A COMPETITION THAT DEBBIE GIBSON PUT TOGETHER ASKING HER FANS TO PUT TOGETHER THEIR OWN ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION OF THE MEGA HIT.  ON FRIDAY, JUNE 29, DEBBIE ANNOUNCED THAT HEIDI AND ERIC’S GROUP HAD BEEN CHOSEN THE WINNER.  

THE PRIZE WAS GETTING TO TALK TO DEBBIE GIBSON VIA FACE TIME ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 18.  IN ADDITION TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND THAT MADE THE VIDEO, THE HIGH SCHOOL GARAGE BAND STUDENTS ALSO GOT A CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION WHICH INCLUDED DEBBIE GIVING ADVICE ON HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS, PERFORMING ON BROADWAY, AND SONGWRITING.  SHE ALSO LISTENED TO ONE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL GARAGE BANDS PERFORM.  

DEBBIE IS AS KIND, HARD WORKING, HUMBLE AND WONDERFUL AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT.  IT WAS SO INCREDIBLY NICE OF HER TO GIVE UP HER TIME TO TALK TO US! 

CHECK OUT DEBBIE’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS ON INSTAGRAM HERE.

AND HERE IS DEBBIE’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON TWITTER.

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