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"A Big and Unique Voice"

With award-winning, finely-crafted songs, Skip's lively instrumentals and vocals continue to receive airplay. “Friel is a very talented vocalist with a big and unique voice,” writes Toronto Exclusive Magazine.  

Offering a blend of acoustic-based variety, rock and blues, Skip Friel and his band, The Resonators, have emerged as local favorites at regional festivals and on more intimate, acoustic-friendly stages.

The Resonators include Martin Somers on bass and Charlie Shugarman on drums. Associate members are Mark Dunn and Ken Hill playing electric guitar. 

                            Quotes About Friel's Music

Dan Duke, The Virginian-Pilot, write on August 3rd, 2017 "Friel's three-song EP 'Seaworthy Souls' shows off his fine voice, smooth guitar work and songwriting chops." 

“Virginia Beach singer/songwriter Skip Friel never disappoints when he goes into the recording studio, as he always seems to emerge with an outstanding record" writes Jeff Maisey, Veer Magazine, August 8th, 2017.

“Friel's guitar work is exceptional,” notes Jeff Maisey in The Virginian-Pilot.

Paul Shugrue, WHRV FM 89.5, May 27 2017 “Skip Friel has proven himself to be one of the best Americana singer/songwriters in Hampton Roads."

Barry Graham, WHRV FM 89.5, May 14 2017  - "Skip Friel is a local legend at performing."

Sam McDonald, The Daily Press, July 22 2012 - "Polished and thoughtfully constructed, "Passage" benefits from Friel's patient attention to detail. His good-natured songs fit comfortably into the modern singer-songwriter format."

Barry Graham, WHRV FM 89.5 - Enabling the listener to truly feel the joy and pain that only a talented singer can convey, I was immediately impressed with Skip Friel.”

Paul Shugrue, WHRV FM 89.5, May 3 2012 - "Passage is a great new album by Skip Friel. A Hampton Roads artist who needs to be discovered."

Brian Roughton, WFOS FM, May 15, 2012 - "I love the new CD (Passage)."

Hunter Hughes, WPYA FM 99.3, May 14, 2012 - "It's a really nice CD (Passage)."

Skip Friel and The Resonators

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