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Debbie and Friends archive at Kid’s Music Matters

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.

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

Pinocchio - in production

May 24 2012

Hi Everyone!

I’m happy to share a behind-the-scenes look at our production rough of “Pinocchio” by Debbie and Friends. The audio is a rough demo and the visual is a storyboard.

The final version will be a late summer release. We’ll keep you posted along the way!

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Berklee’s Early Childhood Symposium

May 11 2012
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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.

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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.

FREE Soundtrack for Your Family Movies

April 16 2012

Our new song/cartoon “When You Were One” has been released! If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a link to our YouTube channel where it is featured. The song celebrates a child‚Äôs life and special moments from ages 1-5.

After receiving several requests, we are making the mp3 available to you to use as a soundtrack for your own family movies and slideshows. See the download link below.

Please post your movies to YouTube with a hash tag #WYW1 so we can see your creations!

ENJOY!

Hand Aid - Puppets Singing for Charity

April 1 2012

All of us at Debbie and Friends are so proud of the Wolf and other kindie artist’s puppets who contributed their time and talents to a very special cause. See “Felt Around the World” and download the song to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Enjoy!

Thank you Stefan Shepherd of Zooglobble and Jack Forman from Recess Monkey for your great work on the song and video production!
More information about Hand Aid can be found here.

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!

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A GRAMMY WINNER!

February 13 2012

I’m so happy to tell you that the CD we have a song on, All About Bullies…Big and Small has won the 2011 Grammy for Best Children’s Album. We are beyond excited! We’re grateful to share this amazing honor with so many artists who donated their songs/tracks to address this important issue. Thank you to Steve Pullara and all of the producers of this CD for including Debbie and Friends in this compilation! Here’s a link to our song that is part of this Grammy award-winning collection, “Walk Away”!

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A Sneak Peek!

February 8 2012

Here’s a new song and cartoon music video currently in production. The song is called “When You Were 1″ and it celebrates a child’s life and special moments from ages 1-5.¬†This song features Mike on vocals and has a big Randy Newman and Sara Bareilles influence. We hope you enjoy it! The finished version will be published in March 2012.

FREE D&F App - updated link!

January 10 2012
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It’s here! The first of several apps in development with Debbie and Friends!

This musical app is bursting with songs, cartoon music videos, live-performance videos, concert dates, photos, and even a wall where we can post messages to each other.

I hope you and your family enjoys the first-ever Debbie and Friends app!

Here’s a link to more information where you can download the app for FREE for your iPhone and iTouch devices.

Enjoy!

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.

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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.

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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!

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    Story Songs and Sing Alongs CD

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