Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine, McDonald's Girl and more.

"Every Song a Classic!" - London Theatre Guide, "Songsmith extraordinaire!” – MusicWeek

“Dean Friedman's songs are the soundtrack of our lives" – The New York Times.

“Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” – ThreeWeeks.

         Join Friedman for an evening of powerful, poignant, hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share. 


UK/IRELAND - 2018  Dean Friedman's '40th Anniversary "Well, Well," Said the Rocking Chair' TOUR:

Dean Friedman's '40th Anniversary "Well, Well," Said the Rocking Chair' TOUR
April 2018
15 Manchester Matt & Phreds                                         SOLD OUT
18 Wolverhampton Robin 2  ON SALE
19 Bedford Quarry Theatre ON SALE
20 Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre SOLD OUT
21 Colchester The Headgate Theatre                                    SOLD OUT
22 Somerleyton Club Uniquity @ Dukes Barn       ON SALE
26 East Hagbourne Fleur de Lys                                               SOLD OUT
27 Isle of Wight The Quay  ON SALE 
28 Bridgwater Bridgwater Arts Centre  ON SALE
29 Havant The Spring SOLD OUT
May 2018
3 Kendal Brewery Arts  ON SALE
4 Bingley Bingley Rugby Club SOLD OUT
5 Liverpool Capstone Theatre  ON SALE
6 Gwynedd, Wales Fairbourne Village Hall    SOLD OUT
9 Fishguard Theatr Gwaun  ON SALE
10 Swansea The Hyst                                        SOLD OUT
11 Pentyrch nr Cardiff Acapela Studios SOLD OUT
12 Reading Shinfield Players Theatre  w/special guest Tracey Curtis SOLD OUT
13 Bath Mission Theatre  ON SALE
16 Harpenden Harpenden Hall  ON SALE
17 Birmingham Pizza Express Live (Birmingham)                ON SALE
18 Birmingham Pizza Express Live (Birmingham)                             SOLD OUT
19 Leeds City Varieties  ON SALE 
20 Stockton-on-Tees Georgian Theatre  ON SALE 
23 Crawley The Hawth  ON SALE 
24 London Pizza Express Live (Holborn)                                                             SOLD OUT
25 London The Pheasantry (Pizza Express Chelsea)                                        SOLD OUT
26 London The Pheasantry (Pizza Express Chelsea)                                            SOLD OUT
27 Maidstone Pizza Express Live (Maidstone) SOLD OUT
June 2018
22 Belfast Crumlin Road Gaol  ON SALE 
23 Dublin Arthur's Pub                                                         SOLD OUT
24 Dublin Arthur's Pub  [Early afternoon show 4:00pm] SOLD OUT
June 29 thru July 2 Carcassonne, FRANCE Dean's 'Songwriting Seminar' at the French House Party (4 day course)  REGISTER
July 2018
5 Eastleigh The Concorde ON SALE
6 Wareham The Springfield Hotel                   JUST ADDED! ON SALE
8 New Forest New Forest Folk Festival            ON SALE 
11 Sheffield The Lantern  ON SALE 
13 Bromsgrove Artrix SOLD OUT
14 Rugby Lawrence Sheriff School  ON SALE 
15 Bishop's Cleeve Tithe Barn  ON SALE 
16 Henley on Thames The Crooked Billet     SOLD OUT
17 Henley on Thames The Crooked Billet      SOLD OUT
18 Henley on Thames The Crooked Billet   SOLD OUT
20 Ilfracombe The Landmark  ON SALE 
21 Penzance The Acorn  ON SALE 
22 Exmouth Exmouth Pavilion  ON SALE 
23 St Austell St Austell Arts Centre  ON SALE 
25 London 'Live at Zedel' Brasserie (Crazy Coqs)     SOLD OUT
27 Nottingham Theatre Royal SOLD OUT
28 Rutland [E.Midlands] Dean's 'SongFest' a micro-song festival featuring Dean+ some of Dean's fav songwriters. SOLD OUT
29 Rutland [E.Midlands] Dean Friedman's 'Songwriting Masterclass3-hour 'small group' session Email for Info
August 2018
3 Glasgow Oran Mor                  ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!  ON SALE 
4 Hawick Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick call 01450-360688
8 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet  ON SALE 
9 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet  ON SALE 
10 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE
11 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE
12 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE
15 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE
16 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE
17 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE
18 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE
19 Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe Festival / Sweet ON SALE

Dean's 40th Anniversary "Well, Well," Said the Rocking Chair - Tour Map

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 US - GIGS: No US bookings at this time, but send an email to: to receive his monthly 'DeanMail' newsletter including GIG ALERTS and TOUR and RECORDING UPDATES (plus occasional rants and raves on a variety of topics ranging from the art and craft of songwriting to trained bomb-sniffing rats used to clear land-mines around the world. Seriously).



Check out the really cool 'Songwriting Seminar' Dean's running in the south of France...



CARCASSONNE, FRANCE -  2018 Course Dates ANNOUNCED: Friday thru Monday, June 29 thru July 2, 2018

This has become a much-enjoyed summer tradition: Join Dean and a small group of song-loving folks on his fun, informative, illuminating and inspiring  'Songwriting Seminar', June 29 thru July 2, 2018 , in lovely, Carcassone, France, in a 200 year old converted stone barn, hosted by the lovely folks of So, if you like the idea of playing music and talking about songwriting for a few days, in an idyllic spot in the south of France, click on the following link to learn more about the weekend at: or send an email to: .

The weekend course is £895 per person, is limited to only 14 people and includes delicious meals, wine-tasting, pool, tennis, boules pitch, plus a Saturday night Dean Friedman concert. Contact  for more info and to sign up.

Check out this video of the seminar...




This year I've been playing a sweet acoustic guitar - an AB3D Summer [Dreadnought Electro Acoustic] - hand made by the superb luthiers at Freshman Guitars. They're based right outside Glasgow and you can try out their guitars in music stores all over the UK. The one I'm playing speaks in a clear, sweet tone, with lots of presence. Great action and feel. Seriously, I love this guitar! Check 'em out at



Venues, Theatres, Festivals, Agents: To contact Dean for concert bookings, email: