Julie Roberts sings great songs from the jazz/ blues era to the present day. Julie is based in Mid Sussex, UK
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 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.. 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.) Great trumpet playing.
Songs for Keeps. Julie and Michael’s 13 track CD. 2016. Now 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.
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.
Friday 26 May. Jazz for Lunch. Brighton Fringe Concert.
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
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.
12 track CD When the World Was Young
A 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 costs only £5. - Receiving rave responses. Some people are buying extra copies! It is available only at gigs.
Julie and Michael’s previous CD, Songs for Keeps, is now sold out
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!
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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Listen to Angel Eyes
4 November, St John’s Church, Burgess Hill
17 February West Gallery concert, Hurstpierpoint
29 April Jazz brunch at The Hassocks Hotel. Sunday Morning
6 May Sunday. Julie makes a guest appearance in Mike Hatchard’s Jazz Breakfast, Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham
18 May, Brighton Fringe Festival,
27 May Steyning Festival . 3-4pm Tickets £10
5 August Jazz brunch at The Hassocks Hotel. Sunday Morning £5.
16 September Hurst Festival, Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint, £10
27 October St John’s Church, Burgess Hill £10
25 November Jazz brunch at The Hassocks Hotel. Sunday Morning. Only £5.
“Julie is a wonderful interpreter of jazz standards,” - Mike Hatchard, jazz pianist.
Concert goers’ comments
“Fabulous”, “Wonderful”, “Exceptional” “What a voice!” And Michael Hinton, “Superb pianist.” “Wonderful pianist.”
"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.
“Exquisite” - Jim Burlong, jazz journalist on Jazz Extravaganza on Burgess Hill Radio. Jazz Extravaganza is on Wednesday evenings 9.00 to 11.00 pm. on the internet, available world wide, and now on FM radio, 103.8 FM in the Mid Sussex UK area.
Sunday 29 April Jazz and Blues at The Hassocks Hotel
Saturday 17 February, Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton, West Gallery Concert, Hurstpierpoint. Another full house.
Sunday 6 May at The Ropetackle Arts Centre. Julie Roberts singing with pianist, Mike Hatchard, Saxophonist, Matt Waites, bass player Paul Morgan, and drummer, Dave Trigwell
Brighton Fringe Festival Jazz for Lunch
18 May 2028
Another grand success for Julie Roberts and Michael Hinton at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
The last Hassocks Hotel gig this year (25 November) was another great success. “Superb concert. Brilliant.” “When will they be back?” “We’ll definitely come to the next one,” are typical of the enthusiastic comments we received at the end of the show.
The Hassocks concerts have proved popular with music lovers and diners so we hope to continue next February or March with other gigs around Sussex, too.
Julie and Michael plan to do some more recording in the meantime. The 2018 CD has almost sold out.