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The Music of Friendly Rich
Friendly Rich has been recording and composing music since 1994. Recently he formed a unique orchestra, The Lollipop People. Experimental cabaret music, very different from his previous material, yet always remaining true to the Friendly Rich form. Dig in...

Select Friendly Rich Discography
2009 - Friendly Rich Presents Pictures at an Exhibition
2008 - The Lollipop People in Dinosaur Power
2006 - The Lollipop People in The Friendly Rich Show
2006 - The Lollipop People in ... We Need a New F-Word
2005 - The Lollipop People Live at the Cameron
2002 - Magnified Lyle [book/CD]
2000 - Brampton
1998 - Diarrhea of a Lawnmower
1996 - Friendly Rich...
1994 - Studenyatz, "Realms of Carlos"

Friendly Rich Presents "Pictures at an Exhibition" [2009]
Produced by Friendly Rich and James Paul

Original cover art by Matthew Daley

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GNOMUS
THE OLD CASTLE
TUILERIES
BYDLO
CHICKS & COCKS
SLAMMIN' SAMUEL GOLDENBERG
LE MARCHE
CATACOMBE
CUM MORTUIS IN LINGUA MORTUA
BABA YAGA
FINALE

Friendly Rich - conductor / arranger
Trevor Dunn (electric bass)
David Pell (trombone)
Gregory Oh (harpsichord / piano)
Kristen Theriault (harp)
Erik Ross (synth)
Sly Juhas (drums)
Nichol S. Robertson (electric guitar)
Julia Hambleton (clarinets)
Jeff Burke (bassoon)
Brandon Validivia (percussion)
Kimberley Pritchard (accordion)

Guest vocals by Paul Dutton & Christin Duncan


The Lollipop People in "Dinosaur Power" [2008]
Produced by Friendly Rich and Greg Dawson.

Original cover art by Lyne Mainville

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1. Gentlemen's Club
2. Fatwa
3. Maybe Tomorrow (Bush, arr. Marsella)
4. The Ballad of Ken Carter
5. Goodbye Blue Monday
6. Fraulein Fleischsalat
7. The Miserable End of Don Alonso
8. Dinosaur Power

9. La Boheme (Aznavour, arr. Marsella)
10. Me n' Mom
11. The Family Tree
12. Theatre of War


This third studio recording by Friendly Rich demonstrates an evolving compositional voice, from the mini opera "The Miserable End of Captain Alonso" to arrangements of The Littlest Hobo Theme Song, and an Aznavour classic, "La Boheme". This CD features the Lollipop People alongside guest performances by John Oswald (saxophone), Kristin Mueller-Heaslip (soprano), the Smalloochi String Quartet, and several others.



The Lollipop People in "The Friendly Rich Show" [2006]
Produced by Friendly Rich.
Recorded and mixed by Greg Dawson @ BWC Studios

Original cover art by Gary Panter

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The follow-up to their debut recording, The Lollipop People proudly present "The Friendly Rich Show". The new recording and live DVD package will be released later this year...

1. The Friendly Rich Show Theme Song
2. Alberta Wedding Song (excerpt)
3. Crank Calling Geddy Lee...
4. The Egg Circus Theme
5. Friendly Fire (excerpt)
5. Mammas Boy (2006 remix)
6. Larcrmosa (Verdi, arr. Friendly Rich)
7. Magnified Lyle
8. Pretty Ugly

9. Jack the Moose
10. Mr. Skin's Hymn

The Lollipop People's second CD release, entitled The Friendly Rich Show are all tunes extracted from the touring liveshow that Mr. Rich composed with the help of theatre wizard David Hannan.

All music and lyrics composed by Friendly Rich (except "Lacrymosa" by Giuseppe Verdi)
Copyright 2006 Pumpkin Pie Music


The Lollipop People in We Need a New F-Word [2006]
Produced by Bob Wiseman.


This CD is currently sold out in North America (still available on iTunes)
Friendly Rich & Lollipop People - We Need a New F-Word

1. Where the Baker Sleeps
2. We Need a New F-Word
3. Fort Jesus
4. Mature Fruit
5. The Ballad of George Chuvalo
6. Miscarriage Waltz
7. The Ayatolla
8. All of the Lawrence Welk Dancers are Dead

9. Science Diet
10. Sure that I'm Sure


This 2006 release borrows from various influences from children's television music and video game music to Giuseppe Verdi and Shostakovich. The music is uniquely-orchestrated using traditional instruments such as the classical harp and the bassoon, in a refreshing new way.

The music deals with strange themes, such as bread baking, death, rotten fruit, and even an upbeat dedication ballad to the Canadian boxing legend George Chuvalo.

Featuring: Nichol S. Robertson (banjo), Scott Good (bass trombone), Julie Shier (bassoon), Steve Zsirai (bass), Sly Juhas (drums), Kristen Theriault (harp), Kimberley Pritchard (accordion)

All lyrics and music composed by Friendly Rich
Copyright 2006 Richard Marsella