‘Old master’ Dean Friedman to play at Lawrence Sheriff

Lucky Star: Dean Friedman
Lucky Star: Dean Friedman
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Rugby Roots has announced the chart topping American singer/songwriter Dean Friedman will play at the Lawrence Sheriff School on Saturday October 5.

Dean Friedman first marked his entry into pop consciousness with his infectious top 20 hit single Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited girl who lived, as the lyric goes, “...way on the other side of the Hudson”.

Friedman scored again with the release of his follow up album, ‘Well, Well,’ Said the Rocking Chair, and the now classic single, Lucky Stars. This magical duet, performed with singer, Denise Marsa, zoomed to the top of the UK singles charts, going instantly gold. Lucky Stars paved the way for a slew of Friedman hits, including familiar radio staples such as Lydia, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and Woman of Mine.

Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith.

Friedman’s recent run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival garnered similar critical praise: “Every song in this Edinburgh show is a classic. You won’t see a better show,” commented London Theatre Guide, while Scotland on Sunday said: “Sophisticated and humorous work from an old master.”

Rugby Roots’s Richard Barnes said: “This is a great coup for us and a big thing for Rugby. Many will remember Dean’s chart hits from the 70’s but his recent material is excellent also and he’s a first-class performer. We’re very proud to have been asked to put the show on and are expecting a sell out so we would urge people to secure their tickets without delay”.

Tickets are £18 and available from Rugby music shop Sounds, or from Rugby Roots on 01788 567338 or rugbyroots.com.