Dean Friedman first marked his entry into pop consciousness with the Top 20 chart success of his infectious hit single, Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited, music loving, vegetarian Jewish girl in a peasant blouse who lived, as the lyric goes, "...way on the other side of the Hudson". Ariel paved the way for a slew of Friedman hits in Europe, including radio staples such as Lucky Stars, Lydia, Rocking Chair, Woman of Mine and McDonald's Girl (covered by the Barenaked Ladies and one of their very first Canadian radio hits).
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.
"Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant!" 5 STARS ***** ThreeWeeks - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
"An amazing Talent" - The Sun
"Songsmith extraordinaire!" - Music Week
“Stunning Musicianship” - Hot Press
"An American Classic" - Tribune
"The Soundtrack of Our Lives" - NY Times
...are just of few of the superlatives used to describe Friedman's powerfully unique and original talent.
'Submarine Races' is Dean Friedman's long awaited 7th studio album; 13 brand new tracks, lyrical soundscapes and storysongs, bursting with life, love and survival in a surreal world. Contains instant classics like 'I'm a Lucky Guy', 'Under the Weather', 'Essie May', 'You're a Criminal Darling', 'Calamity Waltz' and more. Plus a special rebuttal to Half Man Half Biscuits, bestselling EP track, 'The Bastard Son of Dean Friedman'... 'A Baker's Tale', the unvarnished (and hilarious) truth about Nigel Blackwell's dubious origins. One of Dean's finest albums yet. Guaranteed to deliver decades of listening pleasure.
Friedman, 55, makes his home in Peekskill, NY where he lives with his wife and two children, plus assorted live stock - including a monkey named Amelia.