Deborah Shurvell – Mandolin

Deb plays the mandolin in the band. The mandolin is a tiny, light sounding instrument that is tuned the same way as a violin. Deb can also play the violin, guitar and ukulele and is a great songwriter with her own album. We have been great friends and played in bands together since 1988 – our first band was called ‘When She Calls’ and featured Linda Game on the fiddle and mandolin – we played all over the UK!

Deb and carol live in beautiful Bramber near Steyning in Sussex and have the coolest wood cabin in their back garden! We often rehearse there and Deb makes us a mean cuppa and slice of cake! Here’s us at the cabin, which has now become a legend of the folk music scene in Steyning as they host regular Cabin Sessions for songwriters and musicians.

beastie band at cabin
The Beastie Band at the Cabin, Bramber