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American recording artist, Dean
Friedman, embarks on a 40 city UK/Ireland ‘Words & Music’ tour
to coincide with the release of a same-titled compilation album, ‘Dean
Friedman - Words & Music’.
Chart topping, recording artist and pop-icon, Dean
Friedman, best known to UK and Ireland audiences for his classic hits,
‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and
‘Woman of Mine’, is embarking on a 40 city UK/Ireland concert tour
beginning August 2nd at the Cottier Theatre in Glasgow and
finishing up October 19th at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
The 2013 tour
coincides with the release of a compilation album, ‘Dean Friedman –
Words & Music’, a double-CD collection of 28 tracks, including several
of Friedman’s classic hits and many more fan favorites.
will include a three week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival -
Aug. 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, at Sweet – Grassmarket. This will be
Friedman’s ninth year appearing at the Fringe, where his shows are
consistent Fringe sell-outs.
recent tours continue to garner rave reviews: “Every song in this show
is a classic.” (London Theatre Guide), “With his mix of jaunty
ditties, sentimental ballads and bashful charm, Friedman is the folk/pop
troubadour of choice.” (Scotsman), “Songsmith
Extraordinaire” – (Music Week), “Stunning Musicianship” (HotPress)
Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant!” –
are just a few of the superlatives used to describe his unique
and original talent.
Though Friedman's single, ‘McDonald's Girl’,
was officially banned by the BBC for mentioning the name of the well known
fast food restaurant in its chorus, the irrepressible pop song has been
covered by a number of contemporary bands including top-selling, Canadian
group, Barenaked Ladies (WEA), and The Blenders (Universal),
whose version soared to #1 on the national airplay charts in Norway. With
the advent of YouTube, video versions have gone viral and finally, last
year, thirty years after the song was banned by the BBC, the McDonald’s
corporation officially licensed the song for a national TV/Radio campaign,
confirming the song as a pure pop phenomenon.
Friedman also composes and produces music soundtracks for TV
and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON and
the soundtrack to the underground cult horror film classic ‘I Bought
A Vampire Motorcycle’ (Hobo Films/U.K.) in which he performs the
unforgettable track, ‘She Runs on Blood, Not Gasoline’. Friedman
also served as presenter/producer of the acclaimed radio series, ‘Real
American Folk’, featured on BBC Radio Scotland, and has
also been featured as a guest star in a cameo appearance on David
Baddiel’s TV sitcom, ‘The Baddiel Syndrome’ (SKY).
The Merseyside band, Half Man Half Biscuit released a
best-selling EP containing a track entitled, ‘The Bastard Son of
Dean Friedman’, which went to #1 on the UK Indie chart; a claim
which Friedman vehemently denies, ‘I’ve never even met Nigel
Blackwell’s mum!’. Friedman extracts his revenge on his latest CD,
‘Submarine Races’, in the song, 'A Baker's Tale', the hitherto
untold story of Nigel Blackwell's dubious origins.
One of Friedman's recent tours was almost cancelled when it
was announced that his tour sponsor www.goldenseeds.co.uk would distribute
packets of cannabis seeds to the first ten people that purchased CD's at
each of Friedman's gigs. The controversy was only resolved after Friedman
promised not to distribute the seeds within 50 yards of the venue
premises. (click to see
Friedman will be
performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout
his 30 year recording career, including familiar radio hits, ‘Lucky
Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’
and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his more
Tickets, plus Friedman’s CD’s, can be ordered via Friedman’s
www.deanfriedman.com. Go to:
www.deanfriedman.com FOR TOUR DATES and TICKET SALES.
For hi-res pics and bio
go to media page: http://www.deanfriedman.com/media/media_home.html
For more info contact:
Steve Schwartz email@example.com