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Robin Cryer and Phil Hyland, both actors, debuted as Girlfriend in New York City. They met while Robin was performing in a children's musical, "Adam & the Great Fish", at the Actor's Playhouse in Greenwich Village. It was love at first sight. Phil moved to New York from Richmond VA and was in the process of recording his first songs and performing at open mic nights throughout the city. Phil asked Robin if she would lay down vocal tracks. She agreed and sparks flew. They gave their first public performance in an East Village bar on Oct 10th, 1993. The crowd went wild! They performed on the NYC club circuit, finding a home at Sin-e (spawning ground for the late great Jeff Buckley). Girlfriend's material is lyrically driven and built around Phil's inventive guitar playing. 
 Their debut CD, Girlfriend, “The New Me” was recorded and produced by John Morand at Sound of Music Recording Studios in Richmond VA and released nationally on Celsius Records. 
 Their songs appear in TV & Film, on worldwide radio and have been re-mixed as club favorites by talented DJs in NYC and L.A. They had the honor of being interviewed by the late Joey Ramone on WDST after their A Day in the Garden, Woodstock ’98 performance and were invited to open for ‘80s New Wave sensation Howard Jones in NYC.