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Deadly Vibe Star Watch – Deborah Cheetham

This story originally appeared in Deadly Vibe Magazine Issue #8 September, 1997

We have just opened The Vault – all the back stories from old editions – dating back to the 1990s. To know where we are going, it's important to understand where we have been. And that story you can follow in the Deadly Vibe Vault!

Name: Deborah Cheetham
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Where are you from? Born in Nowra – Sydney ever since

Band: Operatic Soloist

How old are you? 32 years

How did you get into music? In high school, my music teacher took me to the opera and I feel in love with singing.

What’s the worst outfit you have ever worn? When I was a Baptist & dressed like an “old woman” I’d rather forget those days.

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Back to Monkey Mia in Western Australia. I’ve been to many places in the world but there is nowhere like Monkey Mia.

If you could be on any TV show, which one would you be on? Seinfield – I want to be Elaine OR Absolutely Fabulous – Edina!!

What would you be doing if you weren’t a musician? Teaching music

What are your favourite and worst favourite colours? Favourite colours purple, red. Worst colours brown

Which part of your body would you most like to change? I’ve always wanted straight hair!!

Do you have a pet? I share a cat or two with my house mate

Do you have a partner? When does this go to press?! Not currently, no.

What’s your favourite ice cream? Pistachio gelato with choc/chip from Bar Italia

What’s the best meal you can cook? Tarragon chicken with roast vegetables

What’s your favourite movie? This is hard to narrow down . . . Bridges of Maddison County

What is your worst habit? Road rage, I get too impatient in Sydney traffic

What has been your greatest achievement? Surviving thus far

Where do you get your hair cut? Glebe Hair Company – Glebe

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Anyone famous, at one stage I wanted to be a professional tennis player.

If you could have one wish, what would it be? To be really happy

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? I’m too embarrassed to say!

How would your best friend describe you? Loyal but extreme

Have you ever been in love? Yes, a couple of times

Which element do you identify with most? Fire, water, earth or air? Fire – I’m a Sag, born in the year of the Dragon

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