Deborah Conway has been a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music for over 30 years. Her first band Do Re Mi topped the charts; her first solo album, String of Pearls achieved platinum sales. Conway met Willy Zygier in 1991 and together they have released albums that have attracted critical acclaim from reviewers and audience plaudits. In 2016 they released their 9th studio collaboration, Everybody’s Begging, that was given a 5 star review in The Australian. Conway & Zygier have pursued careers of extra curricular activities alongside the core business of writing, recording and performing their songs. These have included producing the national concert series called Broad of all female singer/songwriters 2005 – 2008, Conway took on the role of Artistic Director for the Queensland Music Festival 2009 – 2011 and currently they are the Festival Director & Artistic Director for The Shir Madness Melbourne Jewish Music Festival.
In 2016 Conway & Zygier’s 1993 5/4 anthem Alive & Brilliant, was inducted into the National Film & Sound Archive & cConway was named a Living Legend twice by the Leaps & Bounds Festival and Rolling Stone Magazine. In September 2017 they delivered their 2nd Melbourne Shir Madness Festival to critical and public acclaim. They are currently writing for their 10th release due out in 2019.