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.
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.
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.
Some events in 2018
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.
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. Just a few left.
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!
Songs for Keeps. Julie and Michael’s 13 track CD. 2016. Now sold out.
Julie singing with Big Band Revival, Saturday 14 May 2016
Help friends to find this page. Because there is an American singer of the same name, another English singer of the same name and a quite well-known film actress of a similar name it is difficult to find this website in a Google search. Please feel free to use any of the following to spread news of this website’s existence.
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.
“Julie is a wonderful interpreter of jazz standards,” - Mike Hatchard, jazz pianist.
"Julie Roberts is a fabulous singer... I love that dark smoky voice . . . She's really brilliant. . . Really sophisticated . . . a great singer." - Claire Martin, speaking on BBC South Live.
“Exquisite” - Jim Burlong, jazz journalist on Jazz Extravaganza on Burgess Hill Radio.
“One of the top six female vocalists singing in the UK today” - David Fellingham, Band Leader.
Julie Roberts sings great songs from the jazz/ blues era to the present day. Julie is based in Mid Sussex near Brighton, UK
Julie and Michael recorded their third CD in January. It is entitled The Gift, The title track is an intriguing song written by Michael. It’s an excellent professional recording presented in a simple card wallet. It costs just £6 and is available at gigs.
1 The Gift
2 You Go To My Head
3 Black Coffee
4 How About You/'Swonderful
5 Mack the Knife
6 Quiet Nights (Corcovado)
7 My Attorney Bernie
8 Have a Little Drink
9 The Look of Love
10 All or Nothing At All
11 How Insensitive
12 That Ole Devil Called Love
13 I'm a Woman
In support of the church and family social work
with choir-leader, Mike Hatchard. A tribute to the founder of the choir, Herbie Flowers. Herbie will be present and talking about some of the songs that he helped launch on the world. Mike’s choral arrangements include pieces by Lou Read, David Bowie, The Beatles and Henri Mancini. Tickets £8-00 from The Shoreham Centre, and on the door.