May 15, 2004 - Dean Friedman Performs at the Turning Point, Piermont, NY, June 12, at 7:00pm
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NY based singer/songwriter, Dean Friedman – his top 20 ‘pop’ hit ‘Ariel’ was a classic ode to a peasant blouse wearing, pot smoking, vegetarian New Jersey girl – to perform at the
Turning Point, Piermont, NY, on Saturday, June 12 at 7:00pm.
Real Life Records recording artist, Dean Friedman, best known to American audiences for his top 20 debut single, ‘Ariel’ (‘Way on the other side of the Hudson…), and to international audiences for his classic hits, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, and ‘Woman of Mine’, will be performing at the Turning Point, Piermont, NY, on Saturday, June 12 at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25 and are available online at www.deanfriedman.com or by phone at: 845-359-1089.
Friedman has earned a loyal and devoted worldwide following as a consummate songsmith and recording artist with a string of international hits and gold records. Other hits include, ‘Rocking Chair’ and ‘McDonald’s Girl’. Friedman’s single, McDonald’s Girl, was officially banned by the BBC (for mentioning a tradename), but, despite a 16 year absence from recording, his ear-catching, pop-fusion songwriting style continues to influence a new generation of musicians including some of today’s most popular contemporary bands.
Bands such as Barenaked Ladies (they had their first Canadian radio hit with a cover version of his song McDonald’s Girl), Ben Folds Five, The Blenders (Scored a #1 hit in Norway with their cover of McDonald’s Girl.), and the British band Half Man – Half Biscuit (Released a best-selling EP containing a track entitled ‘The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman’.), all acknowledge Friedman’s quirky yet sophisticated brand of songwriting as an influence.
Critics have compared Friedman’s music to the likes of Paul Simon, Sting, Randy Newman and Elton John and recent featured TV appearances on the hit BBC series, I Love The ‘70’s, and Classic Duet and the Baddiel Syndrome, have served to re-ignite Friedman’s recording and performing career. Typical reviews describe Friedman and his music thus: SONGSMITH EXTRAORDINAIRE’ – MUSIC WEEK. ‘STUNNING MUSICIANSHIP’ – HOT PRESS. ‘CONSUMMATE PERFORMER’ – MELODY MAKER.
Friedman’s last few CD’s have been released on the independent label, Real Life Records. His last effort, ‘The Treehouse Journals’, was financed entirely by his fanbase via his music website deanfriedman.com. His first two albums, ‘Dean Friedman’ and “Well, Well,’ Said the Rocking Chair’ have just been released in special 25th Anniversary Editions.
Friedman will be appearing solo, performing material from all five of his studio albums, which are available online exclusively at his website http://deanfriedman.com .
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