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

Kids Can Be A Cartoon Pirate Contest! Enter NOW!

April 6 2014

Ahoy! Debbie and Friends are about to make another cartoon music video and you can enter your child to star in it—as a cartoon pirate! It’s easy:

Parents and Guardians: To enter, please send an email to beacartoon@debbieandfriends.net. In the subject line write: Cartoon

Include your name, address, and phone number. Please also include your child’s name and age.

Emails must be received by April 21, 11:59 p.m. You need only email us once.

We have room for three pirates on the ship. The captain will draw three names out of his hat and the selected winners will be notified via email on April 22.

Parents/Guardians of the three entries selected will need to sign a consent form and provide a photograph so that our ship’s animator can turn the photo into a cartoon pirate!

Just for entering, you will receive an email with a special message from Debbie and a free download of the new cartoon’s theme song, “So, So Happy.”

We were on the Radio! Listen to the Podcast.

March 20 2014

WE’RE ON THE RADIO! Tune in to the Hilltown Family Variety Show on Saturday, March 22, from 9-10am for an hour of commercial-free family programming on 103.3FM WXOJ, Northampton, MA. Mike and I are the hosts and we’ve selected the music. Encore will broadcast on Sunday, March 23 from 7-8am. Listen live via streaming audio at www.ValleyFreeRadio.org, or anytime to our podcast at www.HilltownFamilies.org immediately following Sunday’s broadcast!

Mike’s Getting Married!

September 11 2013

Mike’s getting married this weekend, everyone! (He forgot to tell the Wolf!) Congratulations to Mike and Samantha!

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Snow White: Cartoon Sneak Preview

March 30 2013

The latest Debbie and Friends creation is a new story song based on the classic tale of “Snow White.” This new production has it all from Classic Disco to New Orleans-style music. It also has two very special guests vocalists: Grammy-winning kids/family artist, Bill Harley and Berklee College of Music’s Associate Professor of Voice, Kudisan Kai.

A cartoon music video for this song is currently in production and will be released on our YouTube channel soon. For now, enjoy the sneak preview:


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.

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Bill Harley

Fun!
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

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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!

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!

Debbie

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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    Story Songs and Sing Alongs CD

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