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American recording artist, Dean
Friedman, embarks on a 40 city UK/Ireland tour featuring two week run
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Chart topping, recording artist, Dean
Friedman, best known to UK/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
running from July 2nd through October 31st, 2009.
The tour will include a two
week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Aug. 12 thru 23 (not 17, 18).
This will be Friedman’s fifth year appearing at the Fringe, where his
shows are consistent Fringe sell-outs.
Friedman’s last tour garnered 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 troubador of choice.” The Scotsman.
Songsmith Extraordinaire – Music Week.
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 the
ground breaking, Canadian group, Barenaked Ladies (WEA), and The
Blenders (Universal), whose version soared to #1 on the national
airplay charts in Norway.
Since then, Friedman has continued to
release critically acclaimed albums, as an indie artist. The albums are
financed through a unique, collaborative, online effort, by his dedicated
fans, via his website,
www.deanfriedman.com. While the traditional music industry has taken a
nose-dive, Friedman’s indie efforts, like those of many of his like-minded
compatriots, have continued to grow and blossom. Says Friedman, ‘I make
more money selling 1,000 CD’s, independently, than I did selling a million
records, via the conventional mainstream music business.’
Friedman also composes and produces music
soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the 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 serves as presenter/producer of the acclaimed radio series,
‘Real American Folk’, featured the past two summers on
BBC Radio Scotland.
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,
including the critically acclaimed, ‘Squirrels in the Attic’ –
comedy songs for adults, plus new material from his upcoming CD,
currently in production and scheduled for release in autumn, 2009.
Tickets to all Dean Friedman concert dates, plus Friedman’s CD’s, can be
ordered via Friedman’s website at: www.deanfriedman.com.
www.deanfriedman.com FOR TOUR DATES.
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