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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’.
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.
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
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 recent CD’s.
Friedman’s CD’s, can be ordered via Friedman’s website at:
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