Becca Plays the Bass - A Grandparent’s Day Tribute

September 10 2012

In honor of Grandparent’s Day, I’m presenting our new cartoon music video “Becca Plays the Bass.”

The song was inspired by my 14-year old niece, Becca, who is an amazing musician and great bass player. The cartoon pays tribute to my grandfather (Becca’s GREAT grandfather) Marty Gold. He is the reason I became a musician.

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Marty Gold, Musician and Debbie’s Grandfather

The cartoon includes a special cameo of Grandpa Gold (He’s the band leader at the beginning and in the middle of the piece). Happy Grandparent’s Day everyone!

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.

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!

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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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!

Coolidge Corner Theatre - Jan. 8, 2012

December 27 2011

Help us ring in the New Year at our only Winter 2012 Boston-area show for Debbie and Friends!

We’re playing the wonderful Coolidge Corner Theatre on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10:30am!

We have lots of surprises in store including new songs, new cartoons, puppets, and special guests!

For tickets, call 617-734-2501, or visit the Coolidge Web site:
www.coolidge.org/kids

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is located at 290 Harvard Ave, Brookline, MA 02446

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Santa & Baby - a sneak preview

November 10 2011

Did you ever see a picture and think to yourself… “THAT wants to be a SONG”? Well, that’s exacly what I thought when I saw the following picture of my friend Beth Oram’s little dog named Baby.

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Baby! Photo by Beth Oram Photography.

It looked to me like this little puppy just wanted to be part of Santa’s team! So, Mike and I wrote the song, we recorded it one night a couple of weeks ago with some friends at Berklee. The groove is inspired by the Spin Doctors (Yeah!), and the message for this Christmas song is about giving, helping friends, and taking steps to make your dreams come true.

Our friends at Planet Sunday are hard at work on the cartoon version. The following is an “animation rough” also known as a storyboard. The finished version of this cartoon music video will be ready in time for Christmas 2011! We always like to give our fan families an inside view at what’s in the works!

Enjoy the (preproduction) story of “Santa & Baby”!

-Debbie

We’re Going on Tour!

October 29 2011
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Debbie and Friends on Tour!

I’m exited to tell you that we’re taking the band on the road! If you live in NJ, PA, or MD, I hope you can come out to see us this weekend!

Here’s the schedule!

Friday, Nov. 4 at 10am Axelrod Arts Center, Deal, NJ

We’re so excited to be playing Debbie’s home State! For tickets and more information, please visit the Axelrod Web site or call 732-531-9106.


Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1pm Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, Drexel Hill, PA

This beautiful theater is just outside of Philadelphia. For tickets and more information, please visit the UDPAC web site or call 610-622-1189.


Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3pm Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD

Please join us for our first show in MD! We even have special guests, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer joining us on stage for a song! It’s going to be a great time! For tickets, please visit the Gordon Center Web site or call 410-356 SHOW (7469).

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Special guests Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer play a song with us!

We hope to see you soon!

Take the Wendell Cartoon Challenge!

June 17 2011

I’m so happy to introduce you to our new cartoon music video, “Wendell”! You may recall the song from our second CD, More Story Songs and Sing Alongs. In the cartoon version, Wendell is a boy who shows us that when you use your imagination, you can overcome obstacles and make your dreams come true!

Enjoy Wendell’s adventures and try to find two challenges:
1. When does “the spider” appear that is in every Debbie and Friends cartoon?
2. What is the “Debbie” character supposed to be in this cartoon?

If you have the answers, email them to Debbie [@] debbieandfriends.net along with your email address and your child’s first name. I’ll send a personalized congratulations email with a Debbie and Friends coloring page and Fan Club PDF to you for your child. Challenge ends July 9. Congratulations emails will be sent on July 10.

Good luck with the Wendell Challenge!

-Debbie

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