Julia Rose has just been nominated for ‘Performer of the Year’ by the Brisbane Pride Festival and voting is currently open. So please check out her music and videos at www.juliarosemusic.com or at a live show and go and VOTE for Julia at www.brisbanepridefestival.com.au
Voting is simple, you don’t even have to signup, just select ‘Julia Rose’ from the Performer of the Year section and hit Submit, easy !
Brilliantly honest, damn entertaining and multi-skilled in her musicianship, Julia Rose is fired-up and delivering some amazing live shows. This Australian heritage/folk singer/bassist/songwriter is equivocally striking in her onstage performance and after a massive 2012-13 of recording, releasing and touring with her debut self titled EP across Australia and Japan (produced by her co-producer & manager Guy Cooper – Buena Vista Social Club, Newton Faulkner), Julia is set to release her new single ‘Come what May’ later in 2014.
Signing to Australian independent label Human Records (humanrecords.com.au), Julia has recently completed her 2nd EP ‘Stairway to the Moon’ with a tour of Japan and finished off her 25-show Australian tour with slamming live sets at the Byron Bay Blues Festival, Surfers Paradise Festival, Art in the Park Festival and The Nerang Folk & Bluegrass Festival. The sell out shows and radio airplay both EP’s received is a testament to her music and the way it resonates with Aussie folk music lovers. Her track Razorback Rd (2011) came in at #1 on the Airit National Australian Charts, with the first single from the 2012 release ‘Gina’ at #3, and the 2nd single ‘Melbourne Town’ at #6 on the same charts. ‘Melbourne Town’ also took out First Place in the Dolphin awards for best music clip 2012 and Jury Prize at the Byron Bay Film Festival with over 60,000 hits on youtube. The EP has just recently been ABC Radio’s Morning Feature Album of the Week in March this year.
Thematically, Julia Rose’s songs are about human behavior, intimacy, love, soul searching, isolation, and the itinerant nature of life on the road. She draws on Australian landscapes, people, cities & traditional stories for inspiration, having spent most of her life on the road.
With a three-octave range and gutsy operatic techniques coupled with humorous antics, Julia is sure to get your heart pumping. Her soaring vocals, rhythmic guitar lines and bass licks, with timeless tales and stories of love, blend beautifully. Julia takes you on a lyrical, rhythmical and melodic journey, drawing from the audience a feeling of familiarity that digs deep into the soul and stirs the senses.