June 1, 2004 - Dean Friedman Returns to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2004 With Two Shows.




 American recording artist, Dean Friedman, returns to Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Pleasance Dome/Courtyard with two new shows :

'Dean Friedman - Squirrels in the Attic' (grownups)

'Dean's (Even Sillier) Silly Song, Sing-Along (kids)


       Real Life Records recording artist, Dean Friedman, best known to American audiences for his top 20 debut single, ‘Ariel’, and to European audiences for his classic hits, ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’ and ‘Rocking Chair, makes his second appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a series of performances at the Pleasance venue, running from Aug. 6 through 21. Friedman will be performing two separate shows during the festival run - one for adults and one for kids:


·      Dean Friedman – ‘Squirrels in the Attic’ - comedy songs for adults. Pleasance Dome (Venue 23)
Dates/Times:     19.00 (20.00) Aug 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: £10.50 (£9.00, £8.00)

·      Dean’s (Even Sillier) Silly Song, Sing-Along – silly songs for kids. Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
Dates/Times:     12.25 (13.15)  Aug 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21:   £7.50  [ages 3-10]


       Says Friedman, ‘In my ‘grownup’ show, in the evening, ’Squirrels in the Attic’, I won’t be performing my familiar ballads; instead, I’ll be performing a selection of comedy songs for grownups, including concert favorites such as ‘Me & My Pillow’, ‘S&M’,  my ode to America’s favorite intern, ‘I Miss Monica’, and an affectionate paean to a much maligned herb, ‘Doint, Doint, It’s Just a Little Joint’. As for Dean’s (Even Sillier) Silly Song, Sing-Along, in the afternoon, I’ve been writing and performing silly kids songs since my own kids were born. The Silly Song, Sing-Along is an hour of innocent silliness and fun for kids. I’m really looking forward to returning to the Fringe, especially after the warm reception I received last year.


Friedman’s last appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival garnered critical praise: “Every song in this Edinburgh show is a classic. You won't see a better show.” – London Theatre Guide.  "Sophisticated and humorous work from an old master!" Scotland on Sunday / Festival Critic's Music Choice. “With his mix of jaunty ditties, sentimental ballads and bashful charm, Friedman is the pop troubadour of choice.” The Scotsman.  Even Scotland’s Minister of Culture, Frank McAveety, a die-hard Friedman fan,  weighed in, ‘This is what the Fringe is all about! Beautiful, classic stuff.’ Parents and critics praised his ‘Silly Song, Sing-Along’ kids show: 'If there was such a thing as pied piper of the Fringe, this honor should undoubtedly go to Dean Friedman.' One4Review. 'A must-see for all the family.' - London Theatre Guide.   


Since the release of his breakthrough hit album, ‘Well, Well, Said the Rocking Chair’, 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 Friedman hits include, ‘Woman of Mine’ and ‘McDonald’s Girl’.


       Critics have compared Friedman’s music to the likes of Paul Simon, Sting, Randy Newman and Elton John. Recent featured TV appearances on the hit BBC series,  I Love The ‘70’s, and Classic Duet and the Baddiel Syndrome, have served to firmly re-establish Friedman as a major recording artist in the singer/songwriter, pop/rock genre. Typical reviews of Friedman and his music upon the original release of ‘Well, Well’ Said the Rocking Chair’, describe him and his work thus: “Songsmith Extraordinaire’ – MUSIC WEEK. ‘Stunning musicianship’ – HOT PRESS. ‘Friedman succeeds where others fail because he takes risks and makes them come off. An exceptional talent!’  NME.

        Tickets to all shows plus all of Friedman’s studio albums are available online at .

  For info contact: Steve Schwartz