Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation – is returning this year to mark his 40th anniversary in the music business.  He will be celebrating with the digitally remastered, re-release of his 1978 ground breaking album “Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair’ – released April 13th on Real Life Records. 

Dean Friedman will also mark the milestone by performing the entire album ‘live’, on a 57 date UK tour.   Opening in Manchester at Matt & Phreds  on April 15th,   taking in London:  May 24th Pizza Express Live, Holborn  and at The Pheasantry on  May 25th-26th and concluding at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his  four decade recording career, including his classic hits:  ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his last studio album, ’12 Songs’ – which was fan-funded.

On the UK  tour – there will be a chance for a fan to enter a competition Duet-with-Dean  on his biggest UK hit ‘Lucky Stars, live on stage;  Details here:

This year marks Friedman’s 15th appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where in addition to his regular concert runs, he’s written and produced several hit children’s musicals, including ‘Smelly Feet’ – a children’s musical that really stinks!

“Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair

40th Anniversary Tour Dates below:-


15           Manchester                         Matt & Phreds

18           Wolverhampton                    Robin 2

19           Bedford                               Quarry Theatre

20           Hornchurch                          Fairkytes Arts Centre

21           Colchester                           The Headgate Theatre

22           Somerleyton                        Club Uniquity @ Duke’s Barn

26           East Hagbourne                   Fleur de Lys

28           Bridgwater                          Bridgwater Arts Centre

27           Isle of Wight                        The Quay Arts

29           Havant                                The Spring 


3              Kendal                                    Brewery Arts

4              Bingley                                   Bingley Rugby Club

5              Liverpool                                Capstone Theatre

6              Gwynedd,                               Wales Fairbourne Village Hall

9              Fishguard                               Theatr Gwaun

11            Pentyrch nr Cardiff                  Acapela Studios

12            Reading                                 Shinfield Players Theatre

13            Bath                                      Mission Theatre

16            Harpenden                             Harpenden Hall

17-18       Birmingham                           Pizza Express Live

19             Leeds                                   City Varieties

20             Stockton-on-Tees                  Georgian Theatre

23            Crawley                                The Hawth

24            London                                 Pizza Express Live, Holborn

25-26       London                                 The Pheasantry

27           Maidstone                             Pizza Express Live


22           Belfast                                   Crumlin Road Gaol

23-24     Dublin                                     Arthur’s Pub 


5              Eastleigh                               The Concorde

6              Wareham                              The Springfield Hotel

8              New Forest                           New Forest Folk Festival

11           Sheffield                                The Lantern

13           Bromsgrove                           Artrix

14           Rugby                                   Lawrence Sheriff School

15           Bishop’s Cleeve                       Tithe Barn

16-18     Henley on Thames                   The Crooked Billet

20           Ilfracombe                             The Landmark

21           Penzance                               The Acorn

22           Exmouth                                Exmouth Pavilion

23           St Austell                               St Austell Arts Centre

27           Nottingham                            Theatre Royal

28           Rutland                                  SongFest

29           Rutland                                  Dean’s ‘Songwriting Masterclass’


3              Glasgow                                 Oran Mor

8-19        Edinburgh                              Fringe Festival

Tickets can be purchased direct via or directly from the venue’s box office.  Ticket prices: £25.00-£27.50.  Doors Open: 7.00pm

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