Cardiff female pop duo, The Debutantes have released their latest single, Heartache.
Heartache is the The Debutantes, Victoria and Lavinia George Veale’s third release, following last year’s singles (If Paradise Is ) Half As Nice, a cover of The Amen Corners 1969 No 1 hit, and My Precious Love, which is one of many original songs from their forthcoming album Symphonic Pop.
Sisters Victoria and Lavinia Make Music As The Debutantes
Both Victoria and Lavinia, were born in Cardiff into a Welsh musical family whose home was filled with the Motown/Phil Spector sound of the 60s, by artists such as The Supremes, The Ronettes, The Crystals and Dusty Springfield.
Since those early days, the sisters have always loved singing, dancing and performing together. Their love of music has stayed with them into adulthood, with Victoria starring in musical theatre, and Lavinia who has just finished her final year at The London School of Music and Drama. So, when the sisters heard of a new musical project with a strong ‘60’s influence, they were interested and excited.
Debutantes Team Up With Amen Corner Sax Player For New Twist On 60s Pop
They were introduced to musician/songwriter Alan Jones in a Cardiff coffee shop, (Alan has enjoyed a long career in both music and fashion, including been an original member/sax player with 1960’s Welsh chart toppers Amen Corner) Alan soon heard the sisters singing A cappella in their own front room! The idea of bringing back the swinging sixties with a fresh twist was so appealing to the girls, they immediately began working on an album of fourteen songs, including Heartache, written by Alan.
Released despite the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown, the video for Heartache, was filmed and produced by The Debutantes themselves as opposed to been filmed by a production team.
Victoria explains to Andy Howells:
“We think the video is quite comical and funny. We’re trying to show our true personalities behind it and hope everyone enjoys the comedy side of things!”
“We want to keep inspiring people to do what they’re doing and not give up just because of lockdown. We don’t want people to stop making music, becoming successful or creating opportunities for themselves because of the virus. There are lots of things we can’t do right now. We can’t gig or tour, but we can still release music online and that’s what we want to do!”
- Heartache is available to listen and download via digital platforms and you can keep up to date on further details on The Debutantes by visiting their official website,