Debbie and Friends
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Debbie and Friends

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
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"ASCAP PLUS AWARD"

Debbie and Friends has just been awarded a 2007 ASCAP PLUS AWARD in the Popular Music: Children's category.

The ASCAP Plus Awards Program is for players and composers whose performances are primarily in venues not surveyed and whose catalogs have prestige value for which they would not otherwise be compensated. - 2007


"Simon Says Debbie Rocks"

"When you hear and see Debbie Cavalier, there’s no denying she’s fluent in
the language of music. With a keyboard and a bright smile, the Watertown
resident captures the attention of a room full of preschool-aged children,
each one hanging onto her every note."
- Jillian Fennimore
April 2008 - Watertown Tab


"Number 1 with a Bullet!"

If Billboard had a ranking system with The National Parenting Center, Story Songs and Sing Alongs would be Number One with a Bullet. - The National Parenting Center


"Bob McGrath, Sesame Street"

"Debbie Cavalier is a genius for putting classic tales to music, as well as writing great new songs for kids and parent to love. I wish someone had written songs like this when I was a kid!”
Bob McGrath, Sesame Street
- CD Review


"Sing-along in Philadelphia"

“Debbie was fabulous and immediately engaged the children and kept them enthralled during the entire performance. Her performance was magical. The children were captivated by her lyrical songs and engaging presence. We hope that she will return to St. Peter’s to perform her wonderful songs.”

– Kate Selzter,
Director of Preschool Programs,
St. Peter’s School, Philadelphia
- St. Peter's School News


"Industry Praise"

“I think your voice is AWESOME and the music is just fantastic.”
– George Howard,
Former President of Rykodisk
- e-mail


"Garden Party Performace Review"

“I had the pleasure of attending a performance by Debbie at my son's preschool Garden Party and it was a wonderful show! Debbie has a really amazing voice and her songs are upbeat and very entertaining. She got the children involved in all of the songs by having them do hand motions or sing along, which they loved. My favorite song included a part when she asked the kids to pick sounds for everyone to imitate. They were all smiling and laughing as each sound got funnier and funnier! I even found myself singing along! My son and I are both looking forward to her next concert."
– Heather K. (Tristan’s mom)
- e-mail


"The Right Mix of Fun and Education"

"Using a pop music spin that revolves at a pace just right for pre- and elementary- school ears, she offers upbeat songs that boost young egos, teach key concepts, and promote laughter. This puts her in the company of such family music standard bearers as Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer as well as current superstar Laurie Berkner."


- Gregory Keer, Family Man Online - Family Man Online


"Dove Family Approval Award!"

Debbie and Friends received a 5 out of 5 star approval from the Dove Foundation!

Dove Worldview:
"Debbie reminds me of a beloved kindergarten teacher with her soothing voice and creative outlook. Her optimism and love of children comes through in this CD of "Story Songs and Sing Alongs." Kids will enjoy her unique take on familiar stories like the "The Three Little Pigs." Parents will enjoy the lessons and information she imparts through her entertaining songs. For example, at the end of a song about Little Red Riding Hood, she sings, "Lesson learned, it's understood. Don't wander alone walking through the woods." "Debbie and Friends" is a treat for kids of all ages and receives the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal."
- Dove Foundation


Discography

• Story Songs and Sing Alongs CD

• More Story Songs and Sing Alongs CD

• Story Songs and Sing Alongs DVD

• Many new songs as cartoon music videos on www.youtube.com/debbiecavalier that have been licensed for film and tv.

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Bio

*2011CBS Boston Best Local Children's Musician
*2010 Boston Children's Music Award
*2010 NAPPA Honors
*2010 Nickelodean Parents Pick Award
*2009 Favorite Performance Award: Boston Children's Music
*2009 IMA Best Children's Song Award
*2008 Parents' Choice Approved Award
*2008 iParenting Media Award
*2008 The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Award
*2008 Creative Child Magazine Award
*2008 Mr. Dad Approval Award
*2007 Dove Foundation Award

A live Debbie and Friends show is a trip for the entire family—a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae, all delivered by a band of musicians who are clearly there because they love it. Kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Sez Song. Like everyone’s favorite teacher, Debbie connects with her audience and respects kids for the people they are, and her warmth is sincere and her radiance downright contagious.

What kids love is her energy, her sunshine, and the interesting array of musicians she brings to each show, including keyboard, all sorts of hand percussion, energetic and sometimes zany backing vocalists, saxophones, banjo, fiddle, flute, whistles—you name it. Every show is different. Kids love being active participants in every song, and the audience is as much a part of the show as Debbie and her band.

Available as a 5-piece band or trio. Perfect for audiences with kids ages 1-8.
To see a Debbie and Friends full-band concert in action, visit www.youtube.com/debbiecavalier