Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Lead Singer, and Song
Hinners is from Naples, Florida and studied Classical
and Jazz guitar for four years at the University of
Miami. This versatile musician has performed with many
groups through the years - playing lead guitar and singing
lead vocals. Her most successful groups to date are:
"Take Five", "Hot Date", "Mistress",
"Delta Crossing", and "Down Home Blues
Five" was a rock band. They played the Naples circuit
in the 80's. Later, Hinners joined the all female rock
band, "Hot Date", as lead guitar player and
lead singer. The band performed two scenes in the movie,
"Spring Break" and was well received at the
popular nightclubs, "J.W. West House of Rock"
and the "Rock Palace" in Ft.
Lauderdale and at "Art Stock's Playpen" in
After, "Hot Date", She went on the road with
the all female rock band, "Mistress". They
played at "Big Daddy's in Naples and "The
Apple" in Winterhaven, FL, before heading west
-performing mostly in the northwest U.S., Canada, Alaska
and even the Yukon.
Another notable band was "Delta Crossing",
which she joined in 1997. “The blues have come
to Naples. They've come in the guise of a new rhythm
and blues band called Delta Crossing...” - this
was quoted in a February 7, 1997, "Night Scene"
article in the Naples Daily News, titled, "Delta
Crossing Sings the Blues at Ridgeport Pub.” The
article goes on to say that they “produce a kind
of trashcan blues worthy of any smokey bar in Chicago.”
Hinners, the only female in this very professional 4-member
band, was described this way, “...it's the bottom-of-a-whiskey-barrel
vocals of Hinners which sets the group apart from other
R&B bands. Eerily reminiscent of a young Janis Joplin,
Hinners belts out songs so full of passion and pain,
she made the whole crowd at Ridgeport Pub remember when
their own hearts were broken.
moving to a small laid-back southern Georgia town several
years ago, Hinners has spent much of her time songwriting.
the last couple of years, she has made a few rare solo
appearances in Tallahassee, performing a variety of
music - from Blues, R&B and Rock to Jazz, Latin
and Originals. Even in this setting, her powerful vocals
and skilled guitar playing will knock your socks off!
early 2006, Hinners began playing tunes with two Tallahassee
musicians, Adam Gaffney (who plays bass) and Deborah
Berlinger (on percussion) and formed the "Down
Home Blues Band.” Hinners plays lead guitar and
sings all of the lead vocals. The band plays Blues,
Jazz, R&B and just a little Rock-n-Roll (Covers
bio is coming..... really.
don't wanna work, I wanna bang on de drum all day!!!"
Young Deb, reaaaallllllly young Deb, was constantly
in the kitchen cupboards, pulling out canned vegetables,
removing the labels to have matching cans and then
proceeded to set them up like drums and bang on
them. Out of desperation to know what vegetable
they were having for dinner, Deb's parents bought
her a toy drum set at the age of four. And, it’s
been nothing but noise and rhythm since.
grew up in Ft. Myers, Florida where her introduction
to music was throughout her school years playing
percussion in concert, jazz and matching bands,
and rock bands. She also attended music programs
at Edison Community College and the University
of Southern Mississippi. Most of her playing involved
special productions where drum solos where featured.
Realizing those two bass drums, hundreds of tom-toms,
and a zillion cymbals were too much baggage; she
scaled down to a simple drum kit. Later, through
the 70’s and 80’s, she played in various
local groups, outside of Tampa and in the Panama
City areas. In mid to the late 80’s she
quit playing and sold everything.
10 years ago, the music bug bit again and she
picked up playing congas and djembe, and various
Latin percussion instruments with friends. But,
once again, those cans in the cupboard started
looking too good. So, about two years ago, she
invested in another drum kit and has been honing
her skills, waiting for the opportunity to find
the right venue.
also plays percussion withTallahassee's only Hindi
chanting group, "Om Sweet Om".
Deb can be reached at email@example.com.