ONE of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation will be paying a visit to North Wales next month.

Dean Friedman has announced an epic 32-date UK / Ireland tour, which will run between April and August.

The tour, which kicks off in Belfast on April 19, will arrive at Theatr Colwyn, in Colwyn Bay, on April 25 (7.30pm).

Last year marked Dean Friedman’s 40th anniversary in the music industry, where he celebrated with a sold-out UK tour and the re-release of his digitally remastered 1978 ground breaking album “Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair’.

Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his four decade recording career, including his classic hits ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his last studio album, ’12 Songs’ - which was fan-funded.

This year marks Friedman’s 16th appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where in addition to his regular concert runs, he’s written and produced several hit children’s musicals, including ‘Smelly Feet’ – a children’s musical that really stinks!

Friedman said: “A good song is like a combination time-machine and transporter-device; with nothing but a handful of words and melody, it creates an instant-universe capable of transporting the listener into another dimension, immersing them in a vivid, virtual world, filled with humor, beauty, pathos and joy.

"Every one of the incredible songwriters performing at SongFest does just that – each in their own unique and wonderful way.”

In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series Boon and NBC’s Eerie Indiana.

He’s also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’ (The Artists League), based on the ‘Songwriting Workshops’ and ‘Songwriting Masterclasses’ he’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

Tickets are priced at £25, with concessions at £21.

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