Benefit Concert Planned for the Sandy Hook School Fund

December 23 2012

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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!

FREE Songbook from Debbie and Friends

December 2 2012

Hi Everyone,

In the spirit of giving and making music together, I’d like to offer you a free copy of the sheet music to all 11 Debbie and Friends songs from our first CD, Story Songs and Sing Alongs. Please download the PDF using the widget below.

The songbook contains chords, lyrics and the melodies for our songs, and lots of fun coloring pages.

Enjoy!

Debbie

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!

Becca Plays the Bass - Storyboard Rough

July 11 2012

This is the story of Becca (my niece). She is a fourth grade student trying to select the instrument she will play in the school band. She always dreamed of playing an instrument and has a great time finding just the right instrument to play.

The cartoon also includes fourth grade versions of the Debbie and Friends band. (Think Looney Tunes vs Tiny Tunes) We call them “Little Debbie and Friends.”

Enjoy our storyboard rough version. The final be ready in August!

The message of the song for kids is clear: You can do anything!

-Debbie

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!

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.

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.

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