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"A Big and Unique Voice"

Performing an upbeat blend of acoustic rock and variety, Skip Friel has emerged as a local favorite at regional festivals and on more intimate stages. With award-winning, finely-crafted songs, Skip hooks audiences with a mix of original and favorite cover songs. “Friel is a very talented vocalist with a big and unique voice,” writes Toronto Exclusive Magazine. Skip Friel performs solo or with his full band, The Resonators.

   Quotes About Skip's Music

Barry Graham, WHRV FM 89.5, Dec 16 2023  - "Skip Friel is a local music legend." 

Dan Duke, The Virginian-Pilot, 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" - Jeff Maisey, Veer Magazine, August 8th, 2017 

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."

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."

“Friel's guitar work is exceptional,” writes Jeff Maisey, The Virginian-Pilot, writes on June 16th, 2007

Barry Graham, WHRV FM 89.5, Dec 14th, 2007 - “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). Skip Friel is a local legend."

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

Don Joyce, President, Toronto Exclusive Magazine, October 8th, 2007 - “A very talented vocalist with a big and unique voice.”


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