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Legendary songwriter Dean Friedman promotes new album ’12 Songs’ during European Tour

Best known for some of his classic hits such as ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’ and ‘Ariel’, legendary songwriter Dean Friedman has begun his 40+ date European tour on which he is promoting the new fan-funded album, 12 songs.

As his first album release in seven years, Dean was keen to provide the dedicated fans on his tour with some new and exciting material. He noted “I’ve always tried to paint pictures in my songs, with words and music. Recording in a studio, turning the songs into an album, allows me to add color and shade and texture to those sonic portraits and aural landscapes.

You can listen to ‘12 Songs’ here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r64wqc3akjrcl8v/AACqFVDeAyVIYBzq3tchD50fa?dl=0

12 Songs is another eclectic ‘Dean Friedman’ album; an amalgamation of musical styles including jazz, pop, rock, folk and country, with themes including love, frustration, success and failure. Friedman touches on the notions of missing home, the terrors and joys of raising kids, dissertations on the physics of time and space, randomness and causality. There’s a song about a kite (a loose metaphor for the start of Friedman’s recording career) and even a song about ducks which tells the ‘true story’ of the Easter Rising, a failed uprising in Ireland 1916.

Friedman’s recent tours have continued to receive critical acclaim: ‘Every song in this show is a classic’ (London Theatre Guide), Songsmith Extraordinaire’ – (Music Week), ‘Stunning Musicianship’ (HotPress) , ‘Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant!’ – (ThreeWeeks). These are just a few examples of the superlatives used to describe Dean’s unique and original talent.

During his tour, Dean will be performing solo on guitar and keyboards, exhibiting songs from his illustrious 40 year recording career, including all his old classics, as well as new material from 12 Songs. You can check out his tour dates below:

Tour Dates 2017

May 9th: Hastings, White Rock Theatre
May 10th: East Hagbourne, Fleur de Lys
May 12th: Pontardawe, Arts Centre
May 13th: Vale of Glamorgan, St. Donats Arts Centre
May 14th: Narberth, The Queens Hall
May 16th: House Concert
May 17th: Wolverhampton, the Robin
May 18th: Nottingham, Poppy and Pint
May 19th: Runcorn, the Brindley
May 20th: Settle, Settle Victoria Hall
May 21st: Newcastle, The Stand
May 24th: Harpenden, Harpenden Public Halls
May 25th: Bilsington, The White Horse
May 26th: London, Pheasantry Pizza Express
May 27th: Pheasantry, Pizza Express

July 15th: Dublin, Arthur’s Pub
July 16th: Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol
July 19th: House Concert
July 20th: Sheffield, Lantern Theatre
July 21st: Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic/ Music Room
July 22nd: York, Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival
July 23rd: Huddersfield, The Keys
July 28th-31st: Carcassonne, France, Songwriting Seminar at the French House Party

August 4th: Inverness, One Touch Theatre/Eden Court
August 5th: Glasgow, Websters Theatre
August 9th– 20th: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sweet/ Apex Suite, Songs for Grownups

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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