Deidre was raised in Smithtown, Long Island.
Her mother is a church organist and choir director and her father writes and teaches about synthesizers and electronic music.
Deidre graduated from New York University.
While still a student, she formed the band Savoir Adore with Paul Hammer.
Deidre still performs with that band, as well as French Horn Rebellion.
Her music is described as a mix of the blues, gypsies, surf safaris, 60s a-go-go and more.