Julie Roberts UK Jazz, and Blues Singer
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Julie Roberts sings great songs from the
jazz/ blues era to the present day.  
Julie is based in Mid Sussex, UK

"Julie Roberts is a fabulous singer...  

I love that dark smoky voice . . . She's really brilliant. . . really sophisticated . . . a great singer." - Claire Martin, top jazz vocalist and presenter of the Radio Three programme, Jazz Line-up, speaking on BBC South Live.

Julie singing with Big Band Revival, Saturday 14 May 2016

YouTube video. Julie Roberts sings the classic song, The Nearness of You.to Dave Fellingham’s keyboard accompaniment. Rehearsal recording. Recorded near Montgenevre, in the French Alps, in February 2012. Click arrow to activate.

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See the “Previous” page for details of some of Julie’s earlier gigs. Link under the page title at the top of the page. To top of page

Thursday 18 July. Music for a Summer’s Evening. A wonderful concert played to a “full house” -  80 to 90 people  -   a very warm and appreciative audience  - in Itchingfield village Church near Horsham, mid Sussex.   -  Julie performed the second half of the concert with Gary Holder.  

Julie in Horsham Folk Club’s Concert to launch Samaritans’ Awareness Week. The bandstand. Horsham Town Centre, 29 September, 2013.

Summer Music for Samaritans

Julie performing in September 2014
in a Grand Samaritans Awareness Concert in  Horsham Town Centre in The Bandstand in The Carfax

Also in the concert -  Mostly Blues, Wounded John Scott-Cree, Rock Choir, Mike Reinstein, Rory Foxley and more. Samaritans of Horsham & Crawley Awareness Weekend. Samaritans: 01403 273273 / 01293 51 51 51/08457 90 90 90

Julie sang a couple of Robert Burns’ great songs at two Burns Nights at The Shoreham Centre, 2015 and 2016

Saturday 23 May 2015 Julie sang in a sparkling evening of musical entertainment in Ditchling, Sussex.

See poster left.

Monday 25 May sang again with Herbie Flowers (double bass). Michael Hinton (piano),  and Malcolm Mortimer on drums
in a Nepal Earthquake benefit Concert in Streat Barn. The concert raised over £7000.

Julie  singing with Trumpet Maestro, Raul D’Oliveira, and wonderful Jazz Guitarist, Nick D’Oliveira  -  November, October and December 2014 at Filippo’s Restaurant, Horsham.

Raul D’Oliveira

Saturday 23 April Julie and Michael in Concert with Classical Folk at Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding, near Horsham. Charity concert.

29 January  - Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton  -  Horsham. Charity concert.

Julie is an ordinary member of  the community choir, Shoreham Singers by Sea, and often sings at Horsham Folk Club.

Julie Roberts,  early 2016

Sunday 8 May A set (Blues and folk music.) accompanying herself on guitar in an all-day Samaritans Awareness, free concert  in the Bandstand, Carfax, Horsham Town Centre, 11 am
Sunday 8 May evening. Julie and Michael, mainly blues and jazz standards as guest artistes at Horsham Folk Club,
Friday 13 May Jazz for Lunch, mainly Jazz and blues standards. Brighton Fringe festival event..  
Saturday 14 May Julie sang big band swing numbers with Big Band Revival (formerly the David Fellingham Big Band) at a private party.

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This 2013 recording is now on the video page (top menu bar), making it easier for you to share. It features Raul D’Oliveira on trumpet. (Uploaded 27 September 2016.) Great trumpet playing.

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Recent - 2017

4 June. Julie Roberts playing piano in Herbie’s Jazz Breakfast in the Spiegeltent, accompanying Belle Décor handbell act with Michael Hinton, Ian White and Marianne Hillier-Brook. That afternoon Julie and Michael entertained at a birthday party.


2 December, Julie sang with Dave Fellingham’s “Big Band Revival” in Southwater, Horsham

Julie and Michael’s concert with Herbie Flowers and Marianne Hillier-Brook at St John’s Church, Burgess Hill, on 4 November had the biggest audience the church had ever had for its monthly  concerts.
More pictures on the St John’s page. Click to see!

St John’s Church, Burgess Hill

Music at the Mill

Sunday afternoon, 3 September.  Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton. Part of an afternoon of music and barbecue at Oldland Mill, Ditchling, to raise funds for the preservation of this historic working mill.

Rain didn’t stop play, but a wet audience, with brollies and cagoules, enjoyed a cheering performance from Julie and Michael.

at The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, 22 October 2017

Jazz ‘N’ Blues, Julie Roberts & Michael Hinton

Excerpts from songs recorded live at Ropetackle Arts Centre

Listen to Angel Eyes

Brighton fringe festival, 2017 Herbie’s Jazz Breakfast in the Spiegeltent

Friday 26 May. Jazz for Lunch. Brighton Fringe Concert.  

Brighton fringe festival Misty 23 4 2016 extract mp3.mp3 Misty 23 4 2016 extract mp3.mp3 Hear Julie singing Misty with Michael Hinton on piano. From a concert performance on 23 April, 2016.     Click the play button to hear.

Don’t miss One Note Samba

On the videos page you can hear Julie with trumpeter, Raul D’Oliveira: One Note Samba. A brilliant recording. Click to go to the videos page.

Some archive videos of Julie there, too.

Songs for Keeps. Julie and Michael’s 13 track CD.  £10.
A few available at gigs
Click to find out what’s on it.

At the Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, Sunday October 9th, 2016

A Lunchtime Concert with Julie Roberts (vocals) and Michael Hinton (piano)
The songs of Cole Porter, Hoagie Carmichael, the Gershwins, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Billy Joel, Johnny Mandel and other classic songwriters and composers of the jazz/blues era to the present day.  -  This concert built on their very successful sold-out Brighton Fringe event earlier in 2016.

Jazz, Blues, and What’s New? As part of Shoreham Wordfest Michael Hinton and Julie Roberts,  Private performance 10 November 2016

Sunday 6 November, 2016. Musical Cheers, Songs for an Autumn Afternoon

Concert, Ditchling Village Hall, in aid of St Peter and St James Hospice raised £875. Musicians Michael Hinton and Herbie Flowers, with vocalists Norman Armstrong, Ellen Hinton, Malin Maunder, and Julie Roberts. Produced and directed by Michael Hinton.

Friday 27 January, 2017Julie with The Hopdogs singing Robbie Burns’ songs at the Burns Night supper and Ceilidh at The Shoreham Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Saturday 8 April. Musical Cheers Charity Concert, Ditchling Village Hall, in aid of
“The National Brain Appeal” supporting The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
Julie, and singers Malin Maunder, Ellen Hinton and Norman Armstrong, plus Herbie Flowers (bass), Michael Hinton (piano) and Marianne Hillier-Brook (drums).  The show was produced and directed by Michael Hinton. The hospital is a leading world centre for the treatment of strokes, MS, Parkinson’s, dementia, brain tumours, migraine, epilepsy etc. The concert raised £781-83. For more about the charity visit  www.nationalbrainappeal.org

Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton performed on Brighton Railway Station

on a cold March evening (Thursday 2nd March 2017) as part of a publicity event for Brighton Fringe festival in May.

Sunday 7 May.  Horsham Samaritans Awareness Concert , part of “Horsham English Festival”Julie was one of many acts at The Carfax Band Stand, in the centre of Horsham. Julie played guitar and sang.

Friday 12 May. Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton. Played a 2 hour concert in Shoreham by Sea organised by Shoreham U3A Jazz and Big Band  appreciation group. Sold out and very warmly received.

Know what’s coming up

If you would like to receive occasional updates on public performances that Julie is doing you can now join Julie’s email list. Click here for more information.

Festival One Note Samba

Songs for Keeps CD now sold out

New 12 track CD, When the World Was Young, should be available by the end of February. A really top quality studio recording made at Lunasound Recording Studio in Brighton. We are selling it in a simple card wallet to keep the price down, so it will cost only £5. It will be available only at gigs.

Julie Roberts with Michael Hinton West Gallery Concert, Hurstpierpoint Saturday 17 February 6pm to 7.30pm

“Exquisite”  -  Jim Burlong, jazz journalist.

“Fabulous”,   “Wonderful”,  “What a voice!”   -  Concert goers’ comments

Songs from the jazz/blues era to the present day.  A great voice with superb jazz piano

West Gallery Concert, Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint

Car park nearby in Trinity Road, off Cuckfield Road

Tickets £5.

You are recommended to reserve tickets in advance. This is very easy to do by email.
Just let Margaret Carey know your name and how many you require:
Email link  margaret@112a.co.uk   
Pay at the ticket desk when you arrive.

To contact Julie use  Contact.

4 November, St John’s Church, Burgess Hill