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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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.
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 MayJazz for Lunch, mainly Jazz and blues standards. Brighton Fringe festival event.. See above.
Saturday 14 May Julie sang big band swing numbers with Big Band Revival (formerly the David Fellingham Big Band) at a private party.
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.)
Julie Roberts and pianist, Michael Hinton, both very experienced musicians, have been performing together for just two years, but in that time they have been thrilling audiences with their interpretations of jazz/blues/swing/latin/ standards and more contemporary songs, performing in festivals, theatres, other venues and private functions.
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2017/2018 Julie and Michael are working on a new CD. They played and sang for six hours on 16th December! but have more work to do. Their first CD, Songs for Keeps, has now sold out.
Next Concert: Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton - Songs from the jazz/blues era to the present day. Gallery Concert, Hurstpierpoint. Holy Trinity Church Saturday 17 February, 6 pm. £5. You are recommended to reserve tickets in advance. It’s easy to reserve tickets by email. Just let Margaret Carey know how many you require: Email link email@example.com
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.
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.
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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!
Julie and band-leader, Dave Fellingham, discussing a song before the performance.
Part of Dave Fellingham’s “Big Band Revival” packed into The Cock Inn, Southwater on 2nd December. Julie (inset) sang four songs with the band. As anticipated the gig was sold out.
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.
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.
Friday 26 May. Jazz for Lunch. Brighton Fringe Concert.
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