DeDe Wedekind Location: Houston, TX
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Americana, Pop, Folk, Jazz Standards, Rock, Blues, American Roots Music, Oldies, World Music, Neo Classical & Inspirational.
Adele, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Karen Carpenter, Lana Del Ray, Eva Cassidy, Colbie Caillat, Jewel, Idina Menzel, Shania Twain, Amy Grant
DeDe Won BEST NEW FEMALE ARTIST of the YEAR at the 5th Annual Indie Music Channel (IMC) Awards on April 24, 2016! Her song, Dream of You, was named Best Americana Song, and DeDe also won Best Americana Artist & Recording 2016! Her 4th Album, “Dream of You”, was also nominated for ALBUM of the YEAR by the IMC & the International Music & Entertainment Assn.
Four songs from Dream of You are now receiving major market radio play in the US, UK and Canada by Major Nashville Promo.
Twitter & iTunes: “’World of Christmas’ from DeDe Wedekind, is ranked in the Top 40, 2013 New Christmas Album Releases on @iTunes.com!” -Dec. 2013
DeDe has worked with Grammy-Winning & Multi-Platinum producers who’ve worked with: Celine Dion, Pink, Jewel, N’Sync & Hillary Duff among many others.
Dream of You: NEW! Feb 2016 Written/Produced by D Wedekind with K DeClue , J. Leone, and Andrew Fromm (N'Sync multiplatinum songwriter).
America United-Single: August 2016 written by DeDe produced by George HairrWorld Of Christmas: November 2013 by Grammy-Winning Producer of the Year-Jeff Bova (Celine Dion-1998). All songs written & arranged by DeDe
Love & Fairy Tales: July 2013 Produced by Grammy-Nominee & HIT Nashville Songwriter, D. Koch. All songs co-written by DeDe.
Clear Skies Ahead: November 2011, with 14 original pop arrangements of familiar Jazz & Broadway Standards, all written & arranged by DeDe, produced by Troy Warren Jr.
EPK w/ Media, Bio & Song Samples
Electronic Press Kit: http://www.sonicbids.com/DedeandtheDayDreams
Song Clips: http://www.Reverbnation.com/DeDeWedekind
"DeDe shines brightly on "World of Christmas". She brings her beautiful lyrical sensibility and her fun, playful side to create a holiday album that not only touches your heart, but your soul." –Jeff Bova, Grammy-Winning Producer of the Year (1998): World of Christmas
“DeDe is an absolutely superb vocalist.... a talent to be watched!" -Jason Miles, Grammy Winner (2001), Broadjam.com, Pro Music Reviewer
"Crossover Crooner is On Her Way to the TOP" -Ann Fisher, Houston Chronicle
"DeDe is more like Astrud Gilberto or Peggy Lee, she's that good-go see her!" - This is Kingwood
DeDe in the News
DeDe Wedekind was recently named BEST NEW Female ARTIST of The Year and Americana ARTIST of the Year. She also won BEST SONG, for Dream of You and was Nominated for Album of the Year, by the IndieMusicChannel.com, for new album “Dream of You” (Feb 2016), featuring Andrew Fromm, multiplatinum songwriter/producer for N’Sync! Recently DeDe won the IMEA 2015 Song of the Year Award for her new song, “Stronger” also from Dream of You. She was nominated for Song of the Year for another new song, “Prime of Life”, which she performed at the IMEA Awards in October 2015 as a Featured Performer.
DeDe had 9 NOMINATIONS in 8 Categories at the 2014 IMEA AWARDS (the most of any IMEA Artist). DeDe won three 2014 IMEA Awards: TWO Awards for ALBUM of the YEAR: Love & Fairy Tales & World of Christmas, & SONG of the YEAR for “Canon on the Lord’s Prayer”. "The Fairy Tale Song" (from Love & Fairy Tales), was a Finalist in the International Songwriting Contest in March 2014. "The Plans I Have for You", from the same album, was a FINALIST in the UK Songwriting Competition in Aug. 2013. DeDe was named BEST VOCALIST in March 2014, by Singer Universe.com for "Blame It On the Summertime", also from Love & Fairy Tales. DeDe won two categories of the 2014 Dallas Songwriting Contest, and was a Finalist in the Dec. 2014 UK Songwriting Contest for “Blame It On The Summertime”.
DeDe has 4 albums including: World of Christmas (Nov. 2013), which features her original songs and many new arrangements, all written by DeDe. This award-winning album was produced by GRAMMY-WINNING Producer of the Year, Jeff Bova (Celine Dion, Falling Into You, ‘98). This 10-song CD, has been called by Bova: “An album that will not only touch your heart...but also your soul".
Grammy- Winner Jason Miles says: "(DeDe) is...a superb vocalist, and a talent to be watched". Phoenix, (Music Reviewer for the LA Examiner), says, "World of Christmas will turn your 'Silent Night', into a 'Joyful Christmas'!"
About DeDe’s 1st album Clear Skies Ahead (11/2011) Breathecast.com’s Timothy Yap says:
"Wedekind brings something fresh out of each of these covers...some of the most intricate pieces from the American Songbook. When it comes to song interpretation, Wedekind is without peer." -Timothy Yap, Breathcast.com Music Reviewer
Visit DeDe’s Official Website DeDe-Music.com for more information about DeDe.
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All 4 of DeDe's Albums including World of Christmas, are available MP3 & hardcopy on CD Baby & Amazon.com. MP3's are available on Reverbnation & worldwide on iTunes.com, and all major online music outlets. DeDe’s on Pandora Radio: pandora.com/dede-holiday & pandora.com/dede/Clear-Skies-Ahead. Book DeDe: email@example.com or call: 832-316-5889. LIKE & FOLLOW DeDe on Facebook: Facebook.com/DedeWedekind, and on Twitter: @DeDeWMusic. SUBSCRIBE to DeDe Wedekind on YouTube: youtube.com/1dwedekind.
Best 2016 New Artist of the Year - Indie Music Channel Awards (IMC) April 2016
Best 2016 IMC Americana: Song, Artist & Recording “Dream of You” April 2016
April 2016 Album of the Year Nominee “Dream of You”-IMC April 2016
Song of the Year 2015 IMEA Awards “Stronger” Oct. 2015
Song of the Year.com Folk & IMEA Folk Category Finalist: “Prime of Life” July 2015
Nominated for 9 Awards in 8 Categories 2014 IMEA AWARDS August 2014
Winner: 2 IMEA ALBUMS of the YEAR! Love & Fairy Tales & World of Christmas Oct 2014
Reverbnation Featured Artist: Dec. 2013, April 2014 & Aug '16
The Fairy Tale Song FINALIST- International Songwriting Contest March 2014
Blame It On the Summertime FINALIST- UK Songwriting Contest Dec. 2014
BEST VOCALIST winner SingerUniverse.com March 2014
1st Runner Up: Song of the Month, SongwriterUniverse.com March 2014
Semi-Finalist Song of the Year.com Aug 2013
Broadjam Song of the Month Aug 2013
Ave Maria Medley Top 5 Vocalist of the Month SingerUniverse.com Jan 2014
The Plans I Have for You 2nd Place overall WINNER Dallas Songwriting Contest Dec 2014
FINALIST 2013 UK Songwriting Contest Aug 2013
Top 5 Vocalist Winner SingerUniverse.com Jul 2013
Joyful Christmas Top 5 Song of the Month SongwriterUniverse.com Nov 2013
Top 5 Vocalist of the Month SingerUniverse.com Nov 2013
Silent Night #1 Total Outlets CRW Radio Chart 1.5 Million+listeners Dec ‘13 & Jan’14
Canon on the Lord’s Prayer 2014 IMEA Spiritual Song of the Year October 2014
World of Christmas “5 out of 5 Stars-I loved it!” theCelebrityCafe.com Nov 2013
GirlsRock Review by Phoenix Music Reviewer @ LA Examiner.com: “A good…& memorable new album” - http://www.examiner.com/article/dede-girls-rock Dec. 3, 2013
Psalm on Danny Boy: Honorable Mention, Song of the Year.com March 2012
Top 5 Vocalist of the Month: SingerUniverse.com Jan. 2012
I Dreamed a Dream: Top 5 Vocalist of the Month, SingerUniverse.com Feb. 2012
Official Website: www.DeDeWedekind.com
DeDe’s Music Blog: http://dedewedekind.blogspot.com/
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