Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People

Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People

 Brampton, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeAvant-garde

Twisted music sprung from the mind of Canadian composer Friendly Rich. Dark songs about Canadian boxing legend George Chuvalo, miscarriages, libraries, Verdi, and other odd themes.

Biography


Friendly Rich is a composer from Brampton, Ontario. Mr. Rich has composed background music for 3 seasons of MTV's The Tom Green Show. Since 1994, he has recorded exclusively for his own eclectic record label, The Pumpkin Pie Corporation, with retail distribution across Canada by Sonic Unyon Distribution. He recently graduated from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music with a focus in classical guitar and music education. Rich just finished a Masters degree in music at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Lee Bartel and composer R. Murray Schafer. His main areas of study include musical instrument construction and parade pedagogy.

Friendly Rich has produced and composed 10 full-length CDs to date, having been featured on CBC Radio One (3 documentaries for Outfront), CBC Radio Two (continuous airplay on Brave New Waves and RadioSonic), TFO (VOLT) and Muchmusic (Muchnews, BradTV).

Friendly Rich is also the founder and director of the Brampton Indie Arts Festival, an annual event which promotes underground artists, held in February at the Heritage Theatre in downtown Brampton. Since 2000, this event has attracted such notable artists as Nash the Slash, The Nihilist Spasm Band, Ron Sexsmith, Cuff the Duke, Bob Wiseman, John Oswald, Scott Thompson, Hayden, Lee Demarbre and many more...

Friendly Rich just finished a new studio recording entitled "The Great Blue Heron", which will be released in the Summer 2017. The album features Kevin Breit and Hawksley Workman.  Rich will be touring Germany in the Fall of 2017 to promote this new recording.

Lyrics

Fort Jesus

Written By: Friendly Rich

When the earth quakes
Gather all the Quakers
When the dam breaks
Pray to your maker
When the sour turns sweet and they slaughter all the meat and the hangman yells "RETREAT!"to:

Fort Jesus
When the ice melts into crosses
Fort Jesus
Where the blood of Crhist will wash us

When it rains frogs
Go to temple
When the bomb falls
Call the Allah
When the sky is full of sleet and they slaughter all the meat
And the hooker yells "RETREAT!"

to Fort Jesus

It's Ecclesiastical, it's Deuteronomical, it's righteous...it's the Father its's the Son it's the Holy Holy Ghost of elightnement...

Discography

1996 - Friendly Rich and the Anal Assassins
1998 - Diarrhea of a Lawnmower
2000 - Brampton
2002 - Magnified Lyle [book/CD]
2005 - The Lollipop People Live at the Cameron
2006 - The Lollipop People in We Need a New F-Word
2006 - The Friendly Rich Show
2007 - Goodbye Blue Monday (Summer Release)

Set List

All original material. Two 45-minute sets. Music accompanied by live theatrics, such as an egg circus, cartoons, live crank calls and much more...