Happy New Year!

January 4 2015

Dear Debbie and Friends Fan Families!

The band and I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2015! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows this year. Until then, here are a few ways to keep in touch!

Please visit our web site for our show schedule and to purchase CDS, etc. And, be sure to subscribe to our ever growing YouTube channel where you will find all kinds of fun, original cartoon music videos. Finally, for iPhone and iPad users, please download our free Debbie and Friends app for ours of sing-along, watch-along fun!

Thank you for being part of Debbie and Friends!

-Debbie and the Band

Debbie & Friends 5th Anniversary Show

March 25 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to our 5th Anniversary Concert on March 23, 2013. We had a wonderful time making music with all of you!!!

Here are some pictures from the show. See you all again soon!





SOLD OUT Benefit Concert!

January 8 2013

Great Time!
The Debbie and Friends Band

A great big thank you to all of the families who came out to support our SOLD OUT benefit concert for the Sandy Hook School Fund. The Coolidge Corner Theatre holds 440 seats and they were filled with kids and families all there to make music with Debbie and Friends, Bill Harley, and Vanessa Trien. 100% of the $3280 ticket sales and $200 merchandise sales will be donated to the United Way’s Sandy Hook School Fund.

Here’s a link to more pictures from the show.

Bill Harley
Bill Harley

So much fun!

Vanessa Trien and Mike Carrera
Vanessa Trien and Mike Carrera

Let's make a train for the "I Think I Can Song"
The Train!

The Wolf stole the show, again!
The Big Bad Wolf!

Benefit Concert Planned for the Sandy Hook School Fund

December 23 2012


Debbie and Friends will present a benefit concert for the Newtown, CT community at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Sunday, January 6, 2013

ALL proceeds from this show (including tickets and merchandise) will benefit the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which has been set up by the United Way to provide support services to the families and community affected by recent events in Newtown, Connecticut.

In addition, we encourage the families who attend the show to bring cards, letters, drawings, stuffed animals, etc. so Debbie can send them in a care package to the children at the Sandy Hook School the day after the show.

Two-time Grammy award-winner, Bill Harley, will make a special guest appearance.

This show is not to be missed!

Tickets and more information can be found here.

Please join us!

Thank you!

November 25 2012

Thank you to our wonderful fans who came out to see us at the beautiful Norwood Theatre last weekend for our “Concert with a Cause”! What a fantastic crowd: 400 strong all singing and dancing! It was a a lot of fun.
The Norwood Theatre

Thank you also for the generous donations you brought to the show for our Clothing Drive in honor of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. I delivered everything to Long Beach Island, NJ last week where the donations are all very much needed.
Hurricane Sandy Donations

Thank you again, everyone. I hope to see you all again soon!

Concert Sat. Nov 17 - Clothing Drive for Sandy Victims

November 10 2012

Please join Debbie and Friends at the beautiful newly-renovated Norwood Theatre this Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10:30am in Norwood, MA. Here’s a link to tickets and more information. *Please bring a bag of gently-worn clothes, blankets, etc. to donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.* Debbie will deliver to NJ the next day.

The band and I hope to see you at the show!


Free Concert - Watertown, MA - June 28 at 6:30pm

June 23 2012

If you are in the Greater Boston area, please join us in Watertown this Thursday night at 6:30pm for a fun night of music for the whole family. Sponsored by the Watertown Family Network. The concert is free and sure to be a blast!

Here’s a picture from last year’s crowd.


The Debbie and Friends band and I hope to see you there! Here’s a link to more information.

Berklee’s Early Childhood Symposium

May 11 2012

What an honor it was for Debbie and Friends to participate in Berklee’s Early Childhood Symposium on April 9, 2012. The symposium was sponsored by Berklee’s Music Education Dept, under the leadership of Dr. Cecil Adderley, and included presentations and performances by Paul Reisler, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, and Debbie and Friends. It was a very special day with Berklee students, faculty, staff, and lots of families from the greater Boston area all focused on making music together.

Here’s a picture of Berklee’s Music Ed Majors on stage with Debbie and Friends having a great time with the kids and families in attendance. This was particularly special to me being an alumna of that program.

Debbie and Friends with Berklee’s Music Ed Majors

Berklee constantly strives to be a great place to learn, teach, and work. Events like the Early Childhood Symposium are just one more example of this.

Regent Theatre, Arlington MA - Sat. 3/24

March 20 2012

Bring the kids! Debbie and Friends has a super fun show planned for the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA this Saturday, March 24 at 10:30am!

Here’s a link to more information.

This will be our last Boston-area show until the summer. We hope to see you there!


Meet Jake, an honorary band member!

January 10 2012

I want to tell you about a special friend of mine named Jake. If you have our first CD or have seen our cartoons on YouTube, you’ve already heard his voice on our “Three Pigs and a Wolf” song. In fact, he introduces the song with his then 3-year-old voice, and sings along during the chorus parts with his brother Joshua and sister Riley. Here’s a picture from the recording session.


Jake is now 10-years old, and he took up the saxophone just three months ago. He has gotten so good at the sax in such a short period of time that I invited him to join us on stage. Jake played the “Opposite” song with the band at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Jan. 8, 2012 and stole the show! Here are some pictures from that performance.

Jakes solo

Jake did such a great job in fact, that we decided to make him an honorary band member with his own D&F cartoon character! Meet Jake, everyone! I think you’ll be seeing more of him on stage and perhaps even on screen in future D&F productions!

Jake HiReshonorary
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